Adoption and use of Web 2.0 in scholarly communications

Rob Procter, Robin Williams, James Stewart, Meik Poschen, Helene Snee, Alex Voss, Marzieh Asgari-Targhi

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Abstract

Sharing research resources of different kinds, in new ways, and on an increasing scale, is a central element of the unfolding e-Research vision. Web 2.0 is seen as providing the technical platform to enable these new forms of scholarly communications. We report findings from a study of the use of Web 2.0 services by UK researchers and their use in novel forms of scholarly communication. We document the contours of adoption, the barriers and enablers, and the dynamics of innovation in Web services and scholarly practices. We conclude by considering the steps that different stakeholders might take to encourage greater experimentation and uptake. © 2010 The Royal Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4039-4056
Number of pages17
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume368
Issue number1926
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Open science
  • Scholarly communications
  • Web 2.0

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