[Irtalk] Scholarship: Beyond the paper : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 11:14:08 SAST 2013

Now we are witnessing the transition to yet another scholarly communication
system — one that will harness the technology of the Web to vastly improve
dissemination. What the journal did for a single, formal product (the
article), the Web is doing for the entire breadth of scholarly output. The
article was an attempt to freeze and mount some part of the scholarly
process for display. The Web opens the workshop windows to disseminate
scholarship as it happens, erasing the artificial distinction between
process and product.
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