Tuesday, 16 April 2013

BBC iPlayer - Material World: Publishing, Turbulence, Evolution: a discussion of the future of science publication and how this wealth of research will be managed in the future.

BBC iPlayer - Material World: Publishing, Turbulence, Evolution


Publishing, Turbulence, Evolution
Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 11 April 2013
What's it like being a research academic these days? Not so many piles of dusty books and journal articles lying around, many more hundreds or even thousands of files sitting on your computer. But how to connect them, sort them and cross reference them? This was a problem felt by Victor Henning, co-founder of a London tech startup called Mendeley, who aimed to build a tool for researchers around the world to use to smooth their work flow and to increase collaboration by revealing the people who are reading the same articles. Mendeley were bought outright this week by Reed Elsevier, the Dutch publishing house who publish more than 2000 scientific journals, including the Lancet. Victor Henning is joined by Jason Priem of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author of a recent horizon scanning feature in Nature, to discuss the future of science publication and how this wealth of research will be managed in the future.

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