101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication

Just ahead of the Study, Work and Organisation series start­ing on Monday I have come across this inter­im report on 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication. The authors have divid­ed up the research process into six enu­mer­at­ed pieces, and have inves­ti­gat­ed each sep­a­rate­ly, look­ing at the process­es that go on with­in each stage. They have also inves­ti­gat­ed a bunch of tools for assist­ing in the research cycle, some of which will be looked at through the upcom­ing series.

Its real­ly inter­est­ing being able to see the process­es that oth­er researchers use, and from a wide vari­ety of fields. I know my process­es and struc­tures have var­ied from Cog. Psych. to Telecoms Engineering and now Theology (my three fields). But it is also inter­est­ing to see the over­lap between the work­flows and dis­ci­plines. Just as there is much to learn from inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, there is also much to gain from see­ing the work­flow and research cycle of oth­er fields.

I high­ly rec­om­mend hav­ing a quick look through their report, and per­haps perus­ing the long form arti­cle over at Inside Higher Ed on the top­ic: https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/01/28/report-101-innovations-scholarly-communication

Chris

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