Terms such as “Science 2.0”, “Digital science” and “Open science” encompass trends such as open access to scientific knowledge, citizen science and open peer evaluation systems: new formats for conducting, publishing and disseminating science and research. Started as grass-root initiatives, they have become embedded in the practice of scientific research, and could change how science and research systems function in the future. Thus conventional indicators may fall short in reflecting reputation and impact in the field of science.
Riina Vuorikari, Yves Punie (Editors) Analysis of Emerging Reputation and Funding Mechanisms in the Context of Open Science 2.0 European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (Report EUR 27244 EN) 2015 [doi:10.2791/84669] Part 1: Analysis of Emerging Reputation Mechanisms for Scholars (David Nicholas, Eti Herman, Hamid R. Jamali) summarises the results presented in three interim reports produced for the Commission and reflects on the policy implications of their findings.
Personalised Learning and Publishing Partnerships (16 June 2015) is a one-day seminar organised by the Society of Learnèd and Professional Publishers — the student experience is a central priority for higher education institutions, and demand for personalised learning coincides with an increasingly diverse student population: have course materials kept pace with student needs? David Nicholas will say what publishers should think about when designing textbooks for the smartphone age.
'E-books — are we ready yet? A LIHNN/Yorkshire & the Humber study day (4th June 2015) looking at issues and potential solutions around library provision of e-books for health care library and information professionals. The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington. David Nicholas will talk about E-books: use, information seeking and reading behaviour.
Anthony Watkinson has given an interview to the editor of Bibliotek Information Technologie, Rafael Ball in which he describes his interest over forty-years in the transfer of scientific communication from print to digital media.
Arguments and logic sound? Research data credible? Read the full-text? Humanities scholars are more likely to read the full-text, consider the medium of discovery and dissemination, and assess the author, journal and publisher; but they are less likely to go by the abstract or take into account usage data.
Information Science in an Age of Change, 11–12 May 2015, Warsaw. David Nicholas Trust in scholarly communications in the digital age: the humanities
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