I ran into Roddy MacLeod, manager of EEVL, the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing. He was psyching up to give a presentation in one of the exhibit hall theatres about information services for engineers. And we got to chatting. He gave me a preview of his talk.
These are his picks for best products for engineers and engineering students.
Top of his list:
Illumina, the new search interface from CSA that is being demoed here, but will not be released until early next year. "It does a lot of sifting for the searcher."
Elsevier’s Scopus (see related blog entry below). "A little more complex for engineers."
And, "I do like the look," he said, "of Morgan and Claypool’s Synthesis."
He himself is working on building what he calls a "cross-searching" service for engineers that will combine in one place links to recruiting services, eprints in institutional archives, and industry news from trade pubs. But, he noted, he could use some funding to get the new service off the ground.
ITI VP, Content