Scholarly sharing is not a new concept. Technology has definitely improved the speed and ease of sharing (and maybe the actual act), but the practice dates back to when the very first scholarly journal was created 350 years ago. This topic came to us from Research Information in their article, “How Can I Share it?”
Research is a collaborative process at its core. Scholars share expertise, skills, and facilities to advance our understanding and collective knowledge. However, as technological advances have improved the speed and simplicity of sharing, they have also created an ecosystem which is inconsistent and possibly legally uncertain. Only when the entire global community comes together to work collaboratively can article sharing truly become simple and seamless.
To help navigate that process safely and effectively, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) launched ‘How Can I Share It?’ a new website dedicated to all aspects of scholarly sharing. The site includes practical information and tools to ensure articles can be shared quickly, easily and consistently.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.