Information Access Seminar

The Scholarly Journal and the 4th Paradigm of Science

Friday, April 24, 2009
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Clifford Lynch
I've been asked to write a short chapter for a book being published in celebration of the work of the late Jim Gray (who has spoken in the Seminar in the past), particularly his vision of a 4th paradigm of scientific inquiry based on data intensive science within which the earlier approaches of theory, experiment and simulation might be unified. My talk will present and test the main theses of this chapter. After very briefly summarizing some of Jim's ideas, I'll explore what this 4th paradigm might mean for the evolution of scholarly communication and the scholarly record, both looking backwards at the evolution of the traditional scholarly journal article and also into more speculative ideas such as open notebook science.

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