Dissemination through disintermediation

Fyson, Richard, Carr, Leslie and Coles, Simon J. (2012) Dissemination through disintermediation. At Digital Futures 2012 The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Aberdeen, GB, 23 - 25 Oct 2012.


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Thus far, the Web has had a disruptive impact on a range of industries, including academic publishing. But in many respects, it is business as usual; journal publishers control a significant portion of the market and charge significant fees for the content they provide, yet this content is produced, validated and consumed by the academic community, providing a perfect opportunity for disintermediation. Using practical-led sciences as a case study, this paper examines the hold journal publishers have on academic dissemination and how these factors may be exploited in encouraging disruptive innovations. Sourcing ideas from a range of literature, including game theory, knowledge management and collective behaviour, this paper goes on to propose some requirements from a system that might be used to encourage dissemination among scholars, before concluding on future work that may put some of these ideas to the test

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Chemistry
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 344875
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 09:53
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:26
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/344875

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