"It used to be that six people were working on the same thing at once and didn’t know it. That can still happen, but now as soon as one person writes it up in the literature you can know about it. It’s going to decrease duplication of effort, and free more people to work on things that are truly new and exciting. That’s the biggest impact."
Leslie Pack Kaelbling
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In the age of the Internet, the ways you share and use academic research results are changing — rapidly, fundamentally, irreversibly. There’s great potential in change. After all, faster and wider sharing of journal articles, research data, simulations, syntheses, analyses, and other findings fuels the advance of knowledge. It’s a two-way street — sharing research benefits you and others. But will the promise of digital scholarship be fully realized? How will yesterday’s norms adapt to tomorrow’s possibilities?
This website will help you understand the changing landscape and how it affects you and your research. It also offers practical ways to look out for your own interests as a researcher.
A scholarly revolution is underway. It enables you to get a greater return from your research. All you have to do is share it.
Many of yesterday’s limitations on research and learning are being swept away by the Internet. Today the ways researchers study complex questions and share their data and findings are changing fundamentally. [more…]
Digital scholarship has ushered in innovative ways to share research and new economic models to sustain the process. [more…]
Changes in how scholarship is conducted and communicated are playing out in different ways in different fields. See perspectives from scholars of: Chemistry | Computer Science | Engineering | History | Mathematics | Medicine | Microbiology [more…]
As a researcher, you probably play various roles in the system of scholarly exchange -- author, reviewer, editor, reader, society member. Here are some ways you can take constructive action. [more…]
It’s easy to stay current on changes in scholarly communications with Open Access News, an up-to-the-minute blog that closely follows the latest developments. And there are many additional resources. [more…]