|As you may have heard, CogNet is entering an exciting new phase of development. As we near the official relaunch of CogNet, which will take place in the coming weeks, we’d like to take this opportunity to invite all current subscribers to take part in our customer preview at http://cognetbeta-mitp-cog.mit.edu We also invite you to direct others to the site by extending this invitation to fellow librarians, students, and scholars within the cognitive science community.
In order to have full access to the preview site, users will need to sign up for a 30-day account by clicking on the free trial link on the right-hand side of the homepage. These trial accounts will last for 30 days, after which all activity during that period will be deleted when the site is reset prior to launch. Since you will be accessing only the testing site, you will in no way interfere with your current live CogNet subscription.
Feedback is an essential component of the success of CogNet. We hope you will use the GetSatisfaction feedback tool found on the left-hand side of each page within the preview site.
CogNet has been optimized for Chrome and Firefox web browsers. As you navigate the customer preview site, please make note of several new features. These include printing and sharing capabilities, rich XML-content, citations, browse-by-tags, faceted search capabilities, and linking out to Google Scholar to see how content is situated in wider scholarship.
One of the most significant changes has been the conversion from PDF to XML which will allow, for the first time, actively tagged content at the chapter level — no small undertaking as you can imagine! To that end, not all features have been activated for customer preview and not all content has been loaded or tagged, but rest assured we are working fastidiously.
Additionally, please be sure to note the following:
While advertising does pop up in the print feature now, there will be no advertising in CogNet when it is launched.
Keyword search is currently searching across *all* CogNet content, and so very general searches (e.g. brain) will take time to return results. In the future, keyword search will be faster. Also, please keep in mind that advanced search offers more options to constrain results.
Finally, we are aware of several bugs in Drupal that affect some sharing and other features, and those are being actively resolved.
CogNet was built at the MIT Press with the assistance of librarians and cognitive science researchers. Your ideas are extremely valuable to us and we appreciate the time it takes to generate thoughtful feedback.
Thank you very much in advance for all of your thoughts, comments, and ideas.