Friday, April 20, 2007

Science 2.0 and open access

Peter Suber at Open Access News points us to a great read: Scientific Communication and the Dematerialization of Scholarship by Douglas Brown concerning the changes taking place in scientific methodologies and publishing. Here's a taste:
Simultaneously, research practices at the frontier are changing rapidly as scientists and engineers are moving towards a research process of continuous refinement - writing, annotating and revising in near real time using the Internet - a tendency that may be further encouraged by the emergence of new, informal writing platforms and collaborative tools.

Here are links to each of the article sections:

It's been interesting to watch the resistance to these changes within the academy. It's very much an "Empty Quarter" dynamic. Resistance is futile.

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