Adoption and Use of Web 2.0 in Scholarly Communications

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 368, No. 1926, pp. 4039-4056, 2010

Posted: 22 Nov 2012

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Rob Procter

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robin Williams

University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation

James K Stewart

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh; European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

Meik Poschen

Manchester eResearch Centre (MeRC)

Helene Snee

University of Manchester

Alex Voss

University of St. Andrews

Marzieh Asgari-Targhi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Sharing research resources of different kinds, in new ways, and on an increasing scale, is a central element of the unfolding e-Research vision. Web 2.0 is seen as providing the technical platform to enable these new forms of scholarly communications. We report findings from a study of the use of Web 2.0 services by UK researchers and their use in novel forms of scholarly communication. We document the contours of adoption, the barriers and enablers, and the dynamics of innovation in Web services and scholarly practices. We conclude by considering the steps that different stakeholders might take to encourage greater experimentation and uptake.

Suggested Citation

Procter, Rob and Williams, Robin and Stewart, James K. and Poschen, Meik and Snee, Helene and Voss, Alex and Asgari-Targhi, Marzieh, Adoption and Use of Web 2.0 in Scholarly Communications (2010). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 368, No. 1926, pp. 4039-4056, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2179057

Rob Procter

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robin Williams

University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation ( email )

United Kingdom

James K. Stewart (Contact Author)

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old Surgeons Hall
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LZ
United Kingdom

European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) ( email )

Edificio Expo, C
Inca Garcilaso, s/n
Sevilla, E-41092
Spain

Meik Poschen

Manchester eResearch Centre (MeRC) ( email )

Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Helene Snee

University of Manchester ( email )

Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Alex Voss

University of St. Andrews ( email )

North St
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ
United Kingdom

Marzieh Asgari-Targhi

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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