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Liquid Journals - Intro and RoadMap

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This presentation introduces LiquidJournals, a tool for dissemination of scientific knowledge in web era. It also shows mockups and screenshots of the prototype which we are developing (1st version - end of June 2010)

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Liquid Journals - Intro and RoadMap

  1. 1. Liquid Journals – an approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />Marcos Baez, Aliaksandr Birukou,Fabio Casati, Maurizio Marchese and the LiquidPub team<br />University of Trento, Italy<br />
  2. 2. LiquidPub project<br />Small or medium-focused research project funded by the European Commission under FP7 FET OPEN (Future and Emerging Technologies) scheme <br />Runs from May 2008 till April 2011<br />Budget of 2.1M € <br />Partners<br />University of Trento, Italy<br />Spanish National Research Council, Spain<br />Springer, Germany<br />Centre National de la RechercheScientifique, France<br />University of Fribourg, Switzerland<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Goal of the LiquidPub project<br />Capture the lessons learned and opportunities provided by: <br />the Web and open source, <br />agile development <br />to develop <br />concepts, models, metrics, and tools <br />for an efficient (for people), <br />effective (for science), <br />and sustainable (for publishers and the community) <br />way of creating, disseminating, evaluating, and consuming scientific knowledge<br />Understand what’s good for science, and make it happen<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />3<br />
  4. 4. What do we do in LiquidPub?<br /><ul><li>See http://project.liquidpub.org/research-areas
  5. 5. Scientific Knowledge Objects
  6. 6. Research evaluation and peer review analysis
  7. 7. Managing lifecycle of web artifacts
  8. 8. Discovering scientific communities
  9. 9. Licensing and copyright
  10. 10. Three case studies:
  11. 11. Liquid Journals
  12. 12. Liquid Books (collaborative creation of [not only] teaching material)
  13. 13. Liquid Conferences (platform for interdisciplinary conferences where invited papers are presented for community discourse)</li></ul>eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />4<br />
  14. 14. eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />5<br />Motivating Scenario<br /><ul><li>What’s the goal of journals today?
  15. 15. Select and group related content, after a submission of a paper
  16. 16. Useful to find content, useful (?) to evaluate
  17. 17. What’s under the hood?
  18. 18. Print/ship cost money: need to be sure it’s good before it is published. Only way peer review
  19. 19. “issues”/volumes needed for printing and organizational reasons
  20. 20. Probably the best possible model in the pre-web era</li></ul>Scarce resource was printing and distribution<br />
  21. 21. eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />6<br />The Web Era<br /><ul><li>The Web has changed the way we get, share, produce and consume scientific content</li></ul>Internet<br />
  22. 22. eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />7<br />The Web Era<br />15 review to do by tomorrow…<br /><ul><li>Also social changes..</li></ul>Reviewers<br />The scarce resource now is the attention [Huberman] <br />How do I get interesting content!<br />How do I make my work visible!<br />So much info out there - I’d rather go for known sources!<br />Authors<br />Readers<br />
  23. 23. eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />Journals: Revisited<br /><ul><li>Original reasons for the current model are gone</li></ul>(does not necessarily mean current model is still not the best) <br /><ul><li>Back to the roots: How to provide interesting content?</li></ul>datasets<br />papers<br />blogs<br />8<br />
  24. 24. eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />9<br />Liquid journals: Proposal<br />… to broader community <br />...with colleagues, friends, other people working on the same topic…<br />..already available on the Web, in pre-prints, journals, proceedings, blogs…<br />
  25. 25. Let’s see where we are<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />10/30<br />Image from http://obychnogo.net/files/images/catch-the-moment-45-2.preview.jpg <br />
  26. 26. Key intuition 1 – evolving network of multifacet objects<br />Data<br />
  27. 27. Key intuition 2 – It’s subjective!<br />
  28. 28. Key intuition 3 – editing power of the community<br />
  29. 29. Key intuition 4 – readers create knowledge<br />
  30. 30. Key intuition 5 - Diversity<br />
  31. 31. Definition: a liquid journal<br />Collection of (interesting and relevant) links to scientific resources (contributions, projects, events, people, …)<br />LJ do not host content, just link it<br />Possibly defined as a query over the Web<br />Selected by editors (Possibly based on defined procedures)<br />Offered by a publisher<br />May change continuously and may have issues (snapshots)<br />Users may define relations between resources<br />
  32. 32. Relationship types (examples)<br />Temporal (e.g., next_version)<br />Representation (e.g., alternative_repr_of)<br />Structural (e.g., performed_on, reporting_on)<br />Authorship (contributed, edited,…)<br />
  33. 33. Step 1<br />Filling journal with content<br />
  34. 34. Automatic query over Web<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />19/30<br />
  35. 35. From iPhone<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />20<br />
  36. 36. From e-mail<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />21<br />
  37. 37. From Google Scholar<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />22<br />
  38. 38. From CiteULike<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />23<br />
  39. 39. From ICaST (published by ICST)<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />24<br />
  40. 40. Other options we envisioned<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />25<br /><ul><li>Demos from Share http://is.tm.tue.nl/staff/pvgorp/share/
  41. 41. Workflows and files from http://www.MyExperiment.org
  42. 42. Videos: http://VideoLectures.net/, http://redress.lancs.ac.uk/
  43. 43. Links from Facebook, DBLP, ACM Digital Library, Springerlink
  44. 44. All those are subject to availability of API and Terms of Use
  45. 45. From citation snippets</li></li></ul><li>Step 2<br />Organizing content<br />
  46. 46. Cooking area, sharing and annotating<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />27<br />Your <br />Tags<br />And <br />Opinions<br />You can drop contributions on the dock for putting stuff in the <br />Cooking area or sharing them with your contacts<br />You define the quick links by dropping journals and users here<br />Non intrusive and without distracting effects<br />
  47. 47. Adding relations<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />28<br />
  48. 48. Navigation<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />29<br />Research lines and reuse<br />Multiple facets of contribution<br />
  49. 49. Step 3<br />Publishing journal<br />
  50. 50. Making a new issue<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />31<br />
  51. 51. After publishing<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />32<br />Traditional<br />vs.<br />Novel metrics<br />(5 new)<br />
  52. 52. Step 4<br />Consuming journals<br />
  53. 53. Information about journals I follow, where I appear, etc.<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />34<br />My subscriptions<br />Filters<br />»<br />Authors<br />Peer review (5 new)<br />Fabio<br />Juan <br />Alejandro<br />Scientific metrics (7 new)<br />Communities<br />LJs publishing me<br />Computer Science<br />Physics<br />Biology<br />Scientific metrics<br />Tags<br />UNITN-DB-Group<br />Peer-review<br />Scientific publ<br />Sources<br />LJs I edit<br />Springer<br />Arxiv<br />Lifecycle Management<br />Time<br />Data integration<br />
  54. 54. Consuming relations<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />35<br />
  55. 55. Sharing with research group<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />36<br />
  56. 56. Project/research group/personal page<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />37<br />
  57. 57. Thematic wikis<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />38<br />This info can come from Liquid Journals<br />From https://copilosk.fbk.eu/<br />
  58. 58. Social networks<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />39<br /> LJ I edit<br /> LJ I follow<br />
  59. 59. Not just reading…<br />Navigating<br />Sharing<br />Linking and annotating (selfishly)<br />Better search and management of info overload<br />Knowledge extraction from readers/editors<br />Efficient dissemination<br />Publish what I want, when I want, how I want, then deliver it through the information pipes<br />Make evolution of ideas explicit<br />Reuse implicit review that people do anyways when selecting content for their own purposes<br />
  60. 60. …there are some shortcomings<br />Do I get tenure <br />if my paper appear in a LiquidJournal?<br />If I am a good editor of an LJ (good content selector)<br />Would people use LJ?<br />We don’t know yet, but try to develop it so that WE can use it<br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />41<br />
  61. 61. …but there are also benefits<br /><ul><li>Readers get interesting and relevant scientific content
  62. 62. Multi-faceted: blogs, papers, datasets, etc..
  63. 63. Peer-reviewed vs. non peer-reviewed
  64. 64. Diverse content
  65. 65. Authors get real-time dissemination and evaluation
  66. 66. Consider other aspects of research productivity: good selector, good ideas, good reviewer, incentives for early sharing
  67. 67. Benefits for editors:
  68. 68. Publish first, then gain acceptance (even if you a student)
  69. 69. Try with new community (e.g. new interdisciplinary area) and see if it really worth a journal</li></ul>42<br />
  70. 70. Do you want to see it running?<br />Image from http://club.foto.ru/gallery/images/preview/2006/08/30/683761.jpg<br />
  71. 71. Choose <br />eSI Workshop, Edinburgh, 12 May 2010<br />Aliaksandr Birukou – Liquid Journals: An approach for knowledge dissemination in the Web era<br />44<br />
  72. 72. More<br />The LiquidPub project. http://project.liquidpub.org<br /><ul><li>Google liquidpub-announce and subscribe if you are interested (VERY low traffic): http://disi.unitn.it/mailman/listinfo/liquidpub-announce
  73. 73. Or, subscribe to our blog: http://liquidpub.wordpress.com
  74. 74. Or, follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/liquidpub
  75. 75. Participate in our surveys:
  76. 76. Scientific publishing and Web 2.0 - http://tinyurl.com/LPSurvey2010
  77. 77. Rank scientists (and fight metrics) at http://tinyurl.com/icwesurvey</li></li></ul><li>Ranking Researchers via Peer-Voting<br />Rank researchers via voting<br />1st Step: conduct surveys to gather votes reflecting the perceived impact of researchers<br />2nd Step: correlate votes with bibliometric indicators of impact using voting-based ranking algorithms<br />How to participate: http://tinyurl.com/icwesurvey<br /> 2 to 20 minutes (you choose!!!)<br />
  78. 78. Thanks for your attention<br />

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