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1 Social Implications e-Science Background Seeing the World as a System Drivers Scholarly communication Traces of Peer esteem Knowledge Organization

2 e-Science Background Background: initiatives towards research infrastructures (UK e-Science, US cyberinfrastructure, EU e-infrastructure, others) OeSS project on ethical, legal and instutional issues Associated changes in scholarly communication (publishing, data sharing)

3 Seeing the World as a System Computer science impetus a generic framework applicable to any digital object…any logical entity(www.doi.org) The online world as a Leibnizian world of monads or an (early) Wittgensteinian world which maps onto real world relations From philosophy to socio-technical systems

4 Drivers The needs of researchers (transparency and access), the needs of markets (rights), the needs of government (privacy protection and regulation of competition), standards bodies (ISO) How do standards become established (the IDF is not a standards body, www.doi.org) - Imposition, widespread adoption, effectiveness in comparison with rivals?www.doi.org

5 Scholarly communication The differential role of informal/formal communication across the sciences Increasing the role of data in the scientific communication system (example comb-e- chem) The problematic nature of data re-use (Provenance, anonymity of human research subjects, intellectual property, existing incentive systems)

6 Traces of peer esteem The valency of the position of hyperlinks Reputation systems Can digital objects stabilize network traces through permanent markers? –Will digital objects standards be able to support disciplinary differences? –Will digital objects be able to support fuzzy objects?

7 Knowledge Organization The way the world will be organized as knowledge will affect future histories Where do standards in research and standards in the world of digital objects overlap and intersect? (libraries and publications? Data repositories? Commercial products? The world of digital objects?)


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