quarta-feira, 30 de maio de 2012

Agregador de blogs do Fed de St. Louis

Ontem recebi o seguinte e-mail:

Dear Blogger,

Congratulations, you made the list!

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is launching a blog aggregator, EconomicAcademics.org, to highlight and promote the discussion of economics research. Your blog is part of this effort. This email explains why and how you can help promote the discussion of economic research in the blogosphere.

EconAcademics.org lives at http://econacademics.org/ and aggregates blog posts that discuss economic research. The aggregator looks through blog posts for a link to some research indexed on a RePEc service, currently EconPapers, IDEAS and NEP. IDEAS then also links back from the abstract page to the blog posts.

Note that your RSS feed is used to parse your posts for appropriate content. This means that if your feed includes only post excerpts, it will be difficult to index it properly, as we need to see the full post to properly parse it.

Let me mention that linking to an abstract page on a RePEc service has several advantages over a direct link to the study. Foremost, RePEc links are more stable. Also, they allow readers to possibly find another version if the study is behind a paywall. Furthermore, the abstract page features often links to author profiles and to references and citations listed in RePEc. Finally, there is the mentioned link from IDEAS to your blog posts.

A link back to EconAcademics.org is not required, but surely appreciated.

This blog aggregator is provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which also offers with FRED database and graphing tool as a useful resources for bloggers. Feel free to use the graphs on your blog, best done by embedding them so that readers can click on them to get more details about the data. FRED lives at http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/.

Also, let me mention that RePEc's email notification service is also available by RSS. Thus, if you have a topical blog, you can have the latest papers in your field featured in an RSS widget. See http://nep.repec.org/.

If you have suggestions, comments, or questions, do not hesitate to contact me.


Christian Zimmermann
RePEc team
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Recomendado fica. O Fed de St. Louis já tinha outras iniciativas muito bacanas, como o agregador de pesquisas RePEc e a ótima base de dados que o professor Zimmermann menciona. Na seção em Português, já tem vários posts do Oikomania e do Moral Hazard.

Um comentário:

JGould disse...

Congratulations! To infinity and beyond!