Pronetos, Inc.

Digital collaboration and publication tools for scholars

Posts by Chris Blanchard

Our Own Social Network

We kept the look and feel mostly similar so that the users of the Pronetos social network wont be so confused when they land here on a new page! The social network now has an address of http://sn.pronetos.com. Please update your bookmarks!

But while you are here, take note of some new offerings.

En route to linking scholarly collaboration with the review and publication process, its now possible for us to offer electronic journal publication and OAI compliant repositories as hosted services. What does that mean? It means it is now easier than ever for you to start an electronic journal or launch an institutional repository because we can handle all the technology for you.

Security Updates in Pronetos

Greetings all – just a quick note about some code changes to the site, and some new security measures. In our effort to connect the worlds scholars in as seamless a manner as possible, we put up as few barriers as possible to communicating with each other. Unforunately, this has led to some users abusing the site by phishing or spamming legitimate Pronetos members. Why they chose our site when they could have copied hundreds of faculty e-mail addresses from any number of university website, I don’t know. What I can tell you though is that we are making some changes to the way Pronetos works.

First – our Terms of Use Agreement clearly states that users who engage in inappropriate activities such as phishing or spamming will be banned from using the site. We have banned several accounts where suspicious behavior has occurred. Second, later today we will implement code changes so that only colleagues can e-mail other colleagues within the system. This move will insure that only those with legitimate purposes are using the site. It also encourages you to complete your user profile so that other scholars will be able to clearly see whom they are adding as a colleague.

We want Pronetos to be a community where researchers can network and collaborate with other colleagues in their field, and a community that supports the creation of scholarly research. Thanks for helping us reach those goals. We hope we are helping you reach yours.

What is Pronetos?

Pronetos exists to connect scholars and their institutions, facilitating collaboration and production of scholarly work. We offer a complementary set of products and services to help scholars collaborate, publish, and archive their works. We remove technological barriers so you can focus on what you know best – scholarship. How can we help?