PORTLAND, Ore. A new video service called SciVee that debuts Saturday (Sept, 1) will offer authors of peer-reviewed papers the opportunity to hawk their discoveries with video demonstrations.
Unlike YouTube, SciVee will also present article text alongside a video clip window, giving viewers the option to review papers. Below the text and video are drop-down windows for figures, references and keywords as well as a cumulative rating, voted on by viewers, and a blog-style comment area.
SciVee is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California. The Web site software was developed by SDSC scientists and is hosted by the Public Library of Science.
Initially, only authors published by the library will participate. If the project takes off, other publications will be added.