#DontLeaveItToGoogle: How Open Infrastructures Enable Continuous Innovation in the Research Workflow | Zenodo

flavoursofopenscience's bookmarks 2019-03-22

Summary:

Abstract:  Closed and proprietary infrastructures limit the accessibility of research, often putting paywalls in front of scientific knowledge. But they also severely limit reuse, preventing other tools from building on top of their software, data, and content. Using the example of Google Scholar, I will show how these characteristics of closed infrastructures impede innovation in the research workflow and create lock-in effects. I will also demonstrate how open infrastructures can help us move beyond this issue and create an ecosystem that is community-driven and community-owned. In this ecosystem, innovation thrives, as entry barriers are removed and systems can make use of each other’s components. Specific consideration will be given to open source services and non-profit frontends, as they are often overlooked by funders, but represent the way researchers engage with open science.

Link:

https://zenodo.org/record/2602089

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Tags:

oa.new oa.infrastructure oa.google_scholar oa.search oa.innovation oa.academic_led oa.floss

Date tagged:

03/22/2019, 09:56

Date published:

03/22/2019, 17:18