The R&D team of TU Delft Library scans online media for interesting news and developments that may inspire librarians and spark library innovation. For easy browsing, the blog posts are categorised and tagged. You are encouraged to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
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..
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..
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..
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..