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Perspectives on the Future of Scholarly Communication

Since knowledge is not a private good, a pure market approach leads to under-provisioning. Planning for access to the scholarly record should include planning for long-term access beyond the life of a single institution. Important problems in scholarly communications, information science & scholarship increasingly require diverse multidisciplinary approaches.
My colleagues Lynne Herndon, Amy Brand and I were honored to be able to discuss the future of scholarly communication at  Georgetown University’s annual Scholarly Communication Symposium.

The video is below:

My slides are also available:

  1. June 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Geoscientists met under NSF auspices to consider new media as a way to augment their research. According to a friend how attended they did not want to share their research procedures or workflows. I conclude that research/knowledge is a private good for the scientists whose career/status it is making or breaking.

    I doubt that this has much to do with your suggestion that it is not a private good. But it may suggest why it is difficult to get scientists to do what they ought to.

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