Hope everyone is enjoying the conference. I am sad I was unable to
make it but I like what I have been able to catch of the livestream.
Anyway, I wanted to get some community thoughts on an issue I have
been noticing lately. I have run into an assortment of faculty that
are convinced the Research Gate should replace the institutional
repository at their schools. Being the the repository guy at where I
work this is rather disconcerting since they do very different things.
Research Gate is a form of social media service, whereas the
repositories are all about preservation and access. I have tried to
articulate this point to them without much success. As such I wanted
to consult the collective brilliance of Code4Lib to see if anyone else
has also run into this or have thoughts on how to respond. This may
seem like a trivial issue, but it has come up enough that I am
starting to get concerned for the safety the repository. So any
thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks for your time and hope everyone
is having a good conference.