21. January 2015 · Comments Off on ResearchGate: Connecting Scientists, Researchers, and possibly Librarians · Categories: Uncategorized

I recently learned from a friend in academia about ResearchGate. ResearchGate’s mission is as follows, “Our mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research.”

This site has great accolades on its homepage from Reuters, New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Los Angeles Times, NPR, and several others. Apparently you can join for free and the platform works with LinkedIn and Facebook accounts.

According to Wikipedia library science is a field that uses the Research Gate platform.

I tend to feel out of the loop on this. Research Gate was taking off as I was getting my MLS, but I did not hear about it until recently. Can anyone out there shed some light on whether they use this platform for library science or information science work? If so can please discuss the experiences you have had with the platform? I welcome any feedback.

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