Library Trends

“Proeftuin” – Citizen Science Lab – ingenious academic project

Three Dutch Universities (Radboud University, Wageningen University and University of Twente) developed a large Citizen Science project, “Proeftuin” Citizen Science, by opening their labs to the mobile sensor industry [1].  It seems to be a smart solution that responds to the needs of collaboration between industry and academia, that was possible with European funding (ERDF..

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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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