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Adoption and use of Web 2.0 in scholarly communications.

Authors
  • Procter, Rob
  • Williams, Robin
  • Stewart, James
  • Poschen, Meik
  • Snee, Helene
  • Voss, Alex
  • Asgari-Targhi, Marzieh
Type
Published Article
Journal
Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
Publication Date
Sep 13, 2010
Volume
368
Issue
1926
Pages
4039–4056
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0155
PMID: 20679121
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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.

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