[Irtalk] Creating knowledge | National Science Communication Institute

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 22:52:13 SAST 2015

When given the opportunity, scholarly authors produce awe inspiring
presentations. The edutainment universe of TED Talks may not be an
appropriate forum for the daily grunt work of the scholar, but is it really
too much to ask that the scholarly-communication system let the wizardry
shine through?

*Universities claim to be society’s engines of innovation.* They have
preached the virtues of creative destruction brought on by technological
innovation. Yet, the wizards of the ivory tower resist minor change as much
as the muggles of the world.

*Open Access is catalyzing reform on the business side of the
scholarly-communication system. Will Open Access be enough to push
universities into experimentation on the scholarly side?*

That is an Open question.

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