The Argument For Computational Open Access

May 10th, 2006 by John Wilbanks

From a chapter of a forthcoming book, Cliff Lynch lays out a compelling argument for computational open access. This is exactly what we’re talking about in the Neurocommons project. You can also read the whole chapter.

“As the scholarly literature moves to digital form, what is actually needed to move beyond a system that just replicates all of our assumptions that this literature is only read, and read
only by human beings, one article at a time? What is needed to permit the creation of digital libraries hosting these materials that moves beyond the “incunabular” view of the literature, to
use Greg Crane’s very provocative recent characterization. What is needed to allow the application of computational technologies to extract new knowledge, correlations and hypotheses from
collections of scholarly literature?”

One Response

  1. Marcus, on February 8th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

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