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Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?

Over the years, there has been a rapid change in the ways scientists share and use research. Many limitations of the recent past, on research and learning, have now been being swept away by the Internet. This article by Richard K. Johnson is one of a series of commentaries on the future of scientific publishing. Johnson was the founding Executive Director of Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), a position he held from 1998 to 2005. Currently he is a scholarly communications consultant and senior advisor to SPARC.
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The Digital Road to Scientific Knowledge Diffusion

With the United States federal government spending over $130 billion annually for research and development, ways to increase the productivity of that research can have a significant return on investment. All scientific advancement is based on work that has come before. This article by David E. Wojick and three co-authors discusses these issues and describes research being conducted by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under its strategic initiative, Innovations in Scientific Knowledge and Advancement (ISKA). David Wojick is senior consultant with Innovations for Scientific Knowledge and Advancement (ISKA), a strategic initiative of DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
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Unleashing the Marketing and Publishing power of RSS

According to Rok Hrastnik, author of "Unleash the Marketing&Publishing Power of RSS", RSS is getting much coverage lately, but very little is being said about the key aspects of RSS marketing. This article briefly summarises the steps of RSS marketing.
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SOA Versus Web 2.0

The author John Hagel contends that while Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) focus on connecting applications and databases within an enterprise, Web 2.0 is all about connecting people. An interesting read !
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Net writing new chapter for science journals

Though the internet is affecting how the mainstream media works, open-access publishing is becoming more and more popular among scientists. In this article, Andrew Kantor, a technology writer, and former editor for PC Magazine and Internet World, contends that formal, polished communication is making way for simple, blunt data. The article further elaborates on how the internet and the open-access publishing movement will affect traditional scientific journals.
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