Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Scholarship: Beyond the paper

Scholarship: Beyond the paper : Nature : Nature Publishing Group:

"Henry Oldenburg created the first scientific journal in 1665 with a simple goal: apply an emerging communication technology — the printing press — to improve the dissemination of scholarly knowledge. The journal was a vast improvement over the letter-writing system that it eventually replaced. But it had a cost: no longer could scientists read everything someone sent them; existing information filters became swamped."

The future of academic publishing (maybe).

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