From a System of Journals to a Web of Objects
A lot has happened since scholarly journals made their way onto the web, about two decades ago. Increasingly the research process, not just research communication, is web-based. Articles, books are no longer the only objects relevant to research communication. Objects created and used as part of the research endeavor do not have the same sense of fixity that traditional publications had. And, machines are joining humans as creators and consumers of research objects. The presentation will observe these ongoing changes and will explore some of the possible consequences for networked, digital research communication.
Prototyping Team Leader, Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University (Belgium), and in 2000 obtained a Ph.D. in Communication Science there. For many years, he headed Library Automation at Ghent University. After leaving Ghent in 2000, he was Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. | Currently, he is the team leader of the Prototyping... Read More →
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