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The transformation of scholarly communication

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Recent debate on the reform of scholarly communication has focused on access issues. Although important, access is only one dimension in which the scholarly process can be transformed. Scholars are embracing highly collaborative and data-intensive standards of practice influenced by powerful computing and network technologies. This dramatic transformation of scholarship demands a natively digital, network-based scholarly communication system that is able to capture the scholarly record, make it accessible, and preserve it over time. I will offer a technological perspective on how these demands might be met.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 2005

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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