Thursday, May 14, 2009

Web 2.0 and Scholarly Communication

Web 2.0 and Scholarly Communication

Mark Ware

We examine the ways in which Web 2.0 tools and services – including blogs, wikis, social bookmarking and tagging, social networking and data interoperability and re-use – are affecting scholarly communication, with examples and usage data where available.
We find that many of the tools have yet to live up to their early promise and the expectations that rode on them, and discuss the possible reasons for this.
  • What is Web 2.0?

  • Web 1.0 and scholarly communication

  • Web 2.0 and Open Access

  • Blogs

  • Social bookmarking

  • Social networking Podcasts

  • Wikis

  • Data

  • Peer review

  • Reasons for lack of uptake to date

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