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LSIS – LifeScience Channel Subscriptions

Since one of my coolest (private) projects www.lsis.cc somewhat lacks the expected amount of traffic, I would like to emphasize the core feature in this blobpost – just to make you aware of it or encourage you to tell your friends or have ideas to apply the concept to other areas.

In short LSIS – Life Science Information Service – on a daily basis crawls a list of essential news sources in the field of life sciences and indexes this content after applying a series of quality measures. You can traditionally serach from our search frontend OR save your searches once you are comfortable with the results. You can then give your ‘channel‘ an name and decide if you would like to get new articles matching your saved query pushed onto your email stack or subscribe to it via RSS-link and process it with all your other industry feeds in the feed reader of your choice. All this is completely for free and anonymous!

After seraching the current content you are provided a 'Save Search' button. It let's you save your individual, private and free channel.

After seraching the current content you are provided a 'Save Search' button. It let's you save your individual, private and free channel.

You can also browse a series of existing channels, which are preset saved searches of current life-science buzz-topics and subscribe to as many as you like via email or RSS.

Let’s say you are interested in

and whatever else you might want to monitor just save yourself a query and start being alerted on a daily basis – make your colleagues wonder what cool up-to-date industry guru you are.

Browse existing channels, find RSS feeds or subscripbe to get reports pushed via email.

Browse existing channels, find RSS feeds or subscribe to get reports pushed via email.

LSIS Channels is out!

I’m proud to announce the release of some new features in our LSIS Life Science Search Engine – ‘Save Queries‘, ‘Browse Channels‘ and ‘ORed terms‘.

Saving queries to channels works like this:

  1. Perform a search on our frontend. Then the button ‘Save Query‘ appears:
  2. Propose a title for your query and chose whether the resulting channel should be public or only private to you. If you select public the admin categorizes your query into the topic tree and approves it. As a result (a) a daily RSS feed is generated which can be used from your feed reader and (b) people subscribing to the email alert will be sent teasers by email if there are new hits added to our search index, fitting the query. The purpose is to make important news come to you without having to check what happened every day in your fields of interest.Public channels can be browsed on the channel page:

Another new feature is that you can OR search terms by entering them comma-separated as one search ‘term’. This makes searching and saving queries more accurate.

Feedback very welcome!

And if you find LSIS useful, please tell your friends.