Open Notebook Science: Implications for the Future of Libraries

Bradley, Jean-Claude Open Notebook Science: Implications for the Future of Libraries., 2008 , University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), 2 April 2008. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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Open Notebook Science involves a variety of internet-based techniques for sharing of scientific information, from the use of wikis for experiments, to the Chemspider database, where chemists share molecules in a fashion that is socially (but not technically) similar to Wikipedia. Aspects of Open Notebook Science that are of relevance to librarians are discussed, such as automating of metadata for describing the steps of experiments, and the importance of using a 3rd-party wiki to record Open Notebook Science, so that contributions can be tracked and time-stamped. Bradley predicts movement towards more machine-to-machine communication, which will considerably speed up the research process.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: open notebook science, Chemspider, wiki, blogs, chemistry, Second Life
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HQ. Web pages.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: E-LIS Canadian Staff
Date deposited: 06 Apr 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11


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