A Brief Review of ‘Social Networks for Scientists’

2016-01-19T10:56:47Z (GMT) by Keita Bando
Nowadays Social Networking Services (SNS) for scientists has become more popular. Mendeley was acquired by Elsevier in April 2013, ResearchGate raised about $35 Million funds from Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, in June 2013, and “academia.edu” enjoys more than 30 million users as of December 2015 (While ResearchGate attract 8 million users as of October 2015). In this session, he will refer to potential values of new scholarly information platforms, introducing you the overview and primary features of SNS for scientists, in order to let you develop basic understanding of them. In addition, including critical comments, he will examine how librarians should engage with SNS for scientists.