Sifting Through the Online Web of Knowledge

Eric T. Meyer

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Ralph Schroeder

University of Oxford

March 11, 2009

Interdisciplines: Scientific Publication 3.0

This essay examines how researchers gain access to knowledge at a time when scholarly communication and materials are increasingly moving online. This topic has so far mainly been discussed in terms of journal publication and readership. Here we take a broader view, including a variety of areas where knowledge production and dissemination is broader than journal publications and includes data and tools. A second reason to take a broader view extends the horizon still further, since scientific communication and collaboration are not just undergoing change within the research community, but also depend on wider changes such as the use of search engines and how they affect what can be found online generally. New search behaviours are particularly evident among a new generation of scholars and potential scholars. Hence we will look at changes in research as well as in the realm of online knowledge more broadly.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: knowledge, online, scholarly communication

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Date posted: October 25, 2012  

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Meyer, Eric T. and Schroeder, Ralph, Sifting Through the Online Web of Knowledge (March 11, 2009). Interdisciplines: Scientific Publication 3.0. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2166240

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Eric T. Meyer (Contact Author)
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
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Oxford, OX1 3JS
United Kingdom
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Ralph Schroeder
University of Oxford ( email )
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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom
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