Is Web 2.0 Changing Scholarly Publishing?

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How are the new sites and services of the web 2.0 world changing scholarly publishing? Should publishers be scared?

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Is Web 2.0 Changing Scholarly Publishing?

  1. 1. Is Web 2.0 Changing Publishing Forever? Kristen Fisher Ratan HighWire Press May 18, 2008 CSE Meeting
  2. 2. About HighWire <ul><li>HighWire is a department of Stanford University Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>“ Not for profit, not for loss, not for sale” </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1995 and entirely self-funding from 1996 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>Staff of more than 130 to deliver technology and services to publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Launched H2O e-publishing platform in 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is Web 2.0 Changing Publishing? <ul><li>From Authoring to Linking, it’s all being reinvented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert authors – user-generated content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer review – user ranking and reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editors – recommendation and organization systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject publications – blogs, uber-blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can we learn from it all? </li></ul>
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  5. 5. The New Authoring?
  6. 6. 450,000 individually authored pages on all topics
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  8. 8. The New Editing and Peer Review?
  9. 9. Helium: Grass-roots Peer-review? Over 100,000 writers contributing on dozens of topics Anonymous rating system of other articles within your topic area
  10. 10. Wikiprofessional's Concept Web Organization of accumulated knowledge into units called Knowlets
  11. 11. Baynote Determining users’ true intent and making recommendations
  12. 12. Indexing, Connecting, Contextualizing
  13. 13. Blogs and uber-blogs
  14. 14. The New Impact Factors?
  15. 15. Find out who is blogging about you http://www.technorati.com/search/www.highwire.org?sort=authority
  16. 16. The New Publishers? Or Aggregators?
  17. 17. Provides tools for people to aggregate, organize, read, and share RSS feeds they are subscribed to
  18. 18. Social Poster Submits your links to over 20 popular social bookmarking websites automatically, creating new accounts for you
  19. 19. The New ePublishing Platforms?
  20. 20. Scribd and Drupal
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  22. 22. Thank You!

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