Olivier Dumon on ‘how the Internet changed science research and publishing’
An Elsevier managing director writes about ‘the new research economy’ for the Huffington Post
By Alison Bert Posted on 10 January 2013
In a recent article for the Huffington Post, Oliver Dumon , Managing Director of Elsevier’s Academic & Government Research Markets group, marks the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web by writing about how the Internet has affected scientific research and academic publishing:
The Internet has impacted all industries in ways we could not have imagined three decades ago. But nowhere has that impact been felt more so than in science research and academic publishing, especially during last 15 years of transition from hard copy to electronic files and the more recent emergence of networked science.
He goes on to discuss the advantages and opportunities provided by the Internet and related technologies. These include “networked science,” in which researchers can collaborate easily across disciplines and borders, and where information in their research papers can be linked to related datasets and multimedia.
But he also points out the “liabilities” that have arisen as a result of the ease of sharing, such as plagiarism, piracy and how to manage and vet Big Data to ensure quality amidst quantity.
Read the full article on the Huffington Post: “How the Internet Changed Science Research and Academic Publishing, Creating the New Research Economy.” [divider]
Alison Bert(@alisonbert) is the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Connect. She joined Elsevier's Global Communications group five years ago after working as a business and education reporter forThe Journal News, a Gannett daily newspaper in New York. In the previous century, she was a classical guitarist on the music faculty ofSyracuse University. She was aFulbrightscholar in Spain, studied in a master class with Andrés Segovia, and earned a doctorate in music from theUniversity of Arizona.