Library Trends

Google as Journal Publisher

Have you heard of  Distill, the peer-reviewed research journal of Google? The journal has an ISSN and is indexed by Google Scholar but the majority of the publishing authors are employed by Google, says Kent Anderson in his article: “Has Google become a Journal Publisher?“. The Scholarly Kitchen blog just published this extensive article that comes with some..

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The Scientist: French Universities cancel subscription to Springer Journals

In the online version of The Scientist magazine I came across an article with the title “French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals” by Diana Kwon. Couperin.org (the French national consortium representing more than 250 academic institutions in France) cancelled their subscription to Springer Journals because of the proposed price increase by the publisher. This..

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Developing critical thinking skills with Kialo

Welcome Kialo, “a debate platform powered by reason”, with focused discussions where  you can develop a good balance in your reasoning. The platforms uses pro en con arguments – in intuitive colours – and uses a rating system for contributors to value them. You can visualise the discussion and the strength of the arguments in a discussion topology..

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How to organise your own Open Science Café?

During my weekly trendwatching round I came across the FOSTER portal. The FOSTER portal is an e-learning platform with training resources for those who need to know more about Open Science, or need to develop strategies and skills for implementing Open Science practices in their daily workflows. They recently published a very interesting article /manual..

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