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Why the Web Never Took Off

Why the Web Never Took Off
Why the Web Never Took Off
Many people think that the Web has revolutionised the lives of researchers and academics, but to a large extent it has failed. This seminar will demonstrate where it has fizzled out, explain some of the work that we are engaged in to fan the flames again and seek to re-ignite the explosive potential that the web architecture provides.
open access, scholarly publication
Carr, Leslie
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Carr, Leslie (2007) Why the Web Never Took Off At Learning Societies Laboratory Semninar.

Carr, Leslie (2007) Why the Web Never Took Off At Learning Societies Laboratory Semninar.

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Many people think that the Web has revolutionised the lives of researchers and academics, but to a large extent it has failed. This seminar will demonstrate where it has fizzled out, explain some of the work that we are engaged in to fan the flames again and seek to re-ignite the explosive potential that the web architecture provides.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: [Notes From the Third Slide of the Presentation.] If you are reading this on the Web, then you’re probably wondering how a Web researcher can possibly claim that the Web has failed to have an impact on researchers. This talk is about how researchers are failing to engage with the Web as writers, disseminators and information producers. This is evidenced in the worldwide attempts to provide Open Access via repositories and in the low priority that researchers give to maintaining accurate and up-to-date home pages and project pages on the web. This talk pins the blame on the researchers’ relationship to the publishing industry, and their dissociation from their own intellectual outputs. It raises the issue of responsibility in the context of research knowledge. This talk will be followed up by a paper explaining the concepts discussed in more detail, and especially giving more evidence for the assertion that researchers aren't very good at using the Web for disseminating their work. Event Dates: 17/10/2007
Venue - Dates: Learning Societies Laboratory Semninar, 2007-10-17
Keywords: open access, scholarly publication
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 264705
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264705
PURE UUID: f4ecc4ce-5d69-4195-8670-473191fcfb30
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 19 Oct 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:33

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Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD

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