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Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society by Barbara Dewey

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New modes of scholarly communication: implications of Web 2.0 in the context of research dissemination

Gunilla Widén

Introduction

Scholarly communication, the communication and dissemination of research ideas, initiatives, and results, has long historical roots. The process has formal structures which probably will not change very quickly. However, there have been some important turning points in recent years. The development of the Internet and the web has had a major impact on many areas in today’s society. For example, the amount of electronic information and publications has greatly affected scholarly communication and created many challenges for academic libraries. Also the characteristic of immediate availability has affected scholarly ...

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