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Scholarly Communication at the Dawn of Exponential Revolution

Daniel Hook
Digital Science

It is clear that we are entering a new phase of technological growth: Not an industrial revolution of the type that we have seen before but an exponential revolution awaits with all the challenges and wonders that entails. An abundance of data coupled with sophisticated tools for both capturing and analysing data has transformed research over the last half century. And yet, scholarly communication is still reliant on 17th Century technology. In this seminar we examine why this is the case and what the future of scholarly communication could look like.

Daniel is the CEO of Digital Science where he invests in an open, collaborative and inclusive research ecosystem. He's also a Visiting Professor at Washington University in St Louis.