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The evolution of the Web and implications for eResearch

Hall, Wendy, De Roure, David and Shadbolt, Nigel (2009) The evolution of the Web and implications for eResearch Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A, 367, (1890), pp. 991-1001. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0252).

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The hypertext visionaries foresaw the potential of richly interlinked global information systems for advancing human knowledge. The Web provided the infrastructure to enable those ideas to become a reality, and it quickly became a platform for collaborative research and data sharing. As the Web has evolved, new ways of using it for eResearch have emerged, such as the social networking facilities enabled by Web 2.0 technologies. The next generation of the Web-the so-called Semantic Web-is now on the horizon, which will again enable new types of collaborative research to emerge. If we are to understand and anticipate these new modes of collaboration, we need a discipline that studies the Web as a whole. Web science is this discipline.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 16 December 2008
Published date: 13 March 2009
Keywords: hypertext, web 2.0, semantic web, eresearch, web science
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 267132
ISSN: 1364-503X
PURE UUID: fb87af72-890f-42e7-8014-d4e87a96b5ce
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD
ORCID for David De Roure: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2009 15:07
Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 16:34

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Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: David De Roure ORCID iD
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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