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..
Category: Libraries & Publishers
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..
Why the students come to the Library? Why don’t they stay at home and study? Is a library without books still a library? Why are the User Experience (UX) methods and research so important for the libraries? These are few of the many interesting question that Cristian Lauersen (director of Roskilde University Library) asks in his..
A few weeks ago I’ve visited the newly renovated Erasmus University Library in Rotterdam (EUR), together with my colleagues Karin and Nicoleta. This is a short impression of that visit. The first thing you’ll see when you enter the library is the clean and modern open staircase, which is the crown jewel of the renewed..