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Eric Van de Velde
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Communication and Computing in Academia
Communication and Computing in Academia

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Simpler Times
“The Library of Congress is worried about the exponential growth of the number of journals. By 2025, their shelves will fill up faster than the speed of light. However, a professor of physics assured them there was no problem: exceeding the speed of light i...

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Let IR RIP
The Institutional Repository (IR) is
obsolete. Its flawed foundation cannot be repaired. The IR must be
phased out and replaced with viable alternatives. Lack of enthusiasm. The number of
IRs has grown because of a few motivated faculty and administrators. ...

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Peer review and the creation of knowledge. 

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The business of knowledge creation needs a shake-up. Open Access is only the beginning.

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From discovery to knowledge and the role of scholarly communication.

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Creating Knowledge
Every scholar is part wizard, part muggle . As wizards, scholars are lone geniuses in search of original insight. They question everything. They ignore conventional wisdom and tradition. They experiment. As muggles, scholars are subject to the normal rules ...
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