So what has been happening at Nature Protocols in the last couple of weeks? As one of the themes for me has been trying to understand twitter (I am still not exactly sure how to use it constructively) and related tools, I thought that I might try to experiment with writing a blog post about this using storify!
I will start off by listing the latest vidoes that have been uploaded to our protocols @ nature youtube channel. The first one is for Embedding tissue in low-melting-point agarose (LMA) and is related to the Nature Protocol: Slide preparation for single-cell--resolution imaging of fluorescent proteins in their three-dimensional near-native environment
The second is from the same paper and shows how to section low-melting-point agarose (LMA)-embedded tissue and mounting near-native sections.
Relating to the Protocol ExchangeI noticed that the journal that had the largest number of recent associated Exchange Protocols was Nature Communications. I have included the most recent example below; the rest can be found here.
Twitter and Storify
The first experiment with storify was: "Tweeted Protocols Lists".
Chris was quick to point out that you can make RSS feeds for any lists accessible from our Browse tab that happens to interest you.
I can't quite find the tweet on storify, so here is the quote:
"and every list can be converted to an RSS feed by changing "Protocols?" to "Protocols.rss?" in the URL. Go on and roll your own!"
For more detail about this you could see these blogposts:
I also had the pleasure of having a few conversations with some of our twitter followers, and as @bronwenann, I used storify to collate one that kicked off from a blog-post on the development of methods by Jenny Rohn: "In which I salute the pioneers"
- Stuff that we have tweetedEvery week, we tweet the latest Nature Protocols and Exchange Protocols to go live, plus letting you know which protocol is the featured one (free for that week).
There have been a number of recent articles in open access resources that have had useful methodsy type of information Here are two that we tweeted that seem to be of especial interest.
Interesting things are also going on at Nature Methods. The first I would like to highlight is their on-going series by Bang Wong on things to consider when preparing figures for research papers.
And lastly, a call to action!!Now is your chance to suggest what should be the "Method of the Year, 2011"!I am sure that you have lots of ideas!