[eIFLoa] Research 3.0 - How are digital technologies revolutionising research?
iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Tue Dec 22 12:09:21 EET 2009
JISC is launching a year long campaign called ‘Research 3.0 – driving the
knowledge economy’, to debate how digital technologies are changing not only
what research we do, but how it can be carried out.
Professor David Baker, deputy Chair at JISC, says, “The way we research is
changing, not slowly, not even overnight, but by the second. The UK
knowledge economy is under threat; unless we continue to invest in research
based upon digital technologies the UK will quickly fall behind.”
A new video, ‘How digital technologies are creating a new paradigm in
research’, sets the agenda for the coming year and introduces the key issues
such as how to share data, why collaborate and how to publish research work
Dr Phil Hammond, writer, broadcaster and GP, said, “Research is crucial in
supporting society, whether that is finding a cure for diseases or a new way
of treating patients to looking at previously unpublished articles. It’s not
only central to medicine but it underpins our sense of culture which tells
us who we are – such as family trees through to photos and videos which can
now be accessed online.”
JISC’s new Open Science report written by UKOLN at the University of Bath
and the Digital Curation Centre, is stimulating discussion about the impact
of openness (making methodologies, data and results available on the
Internet, through transparent working practices), data driven science and
citizen involvement on tomorrow’s research practice.
The report looks at how technologies can support the sharing of data,
workflows, methods and research outputs. It also illustrates the vital role
librarians could have in supporting these new trends.
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