Scholarly publishing has been experiencing change over the past few years. There are many reasons why, but the move to digital has certainly had its reverberations throughout the industry. This interesting topic came to us from R&D magazine in their article, “The Augmented Researcher: What Does 2018 Hold for AI in Publishing?”
Publishing and scientific research and development are not the only industries to have witnessed this, but just the sheer volume of data makes it significant. In a world where approximately 2.5 million new scientific papers are published each year, digitization has become the imperative.
No one is arguing that digitization and supportive analytical tools has made it far easier for researchers to find answers and insights into increasingly complex problems by filtering out the unnecessary data from the huge volumes available to them. Findability is key. Digitization efforts over the last decade or so have made scholarly content more accessible than ever before.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.