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Publishing infrastructure: the good, the bad, and the expensive

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Shared open infrastructure would transform research communication to make it faster, more open, and more complete. But the publishing industry continues to rely on closed, proprietary legacy platforms that put their data and business at risk. This is resulting in a lack of innovation at a time when we need research to speed up and be more accessible. Investment in open and shared infrastructure would radically improve scientific and scholarly communication.

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Publishing infrastructure: the good, the bad, and the expensive

  1. 1. Publishing Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad, and The Expensive November 13, 2018 Kristen Ratan @kristenratan
  2. 2. @kristenratan2
  3. 3. 4@kristenratan But, mired in print paradigms and legacy infrastructure, scholarly communication is slow, incomplete, and often closed
  4. 4. To improve what’s published, we need to move out of content and platform silos 5@kristenratan
  5. 5. @kristenratan6
  6. 6. Typesetting, print
  7. 7. 1.Rapid 2. Complete 3. Open
  8. 8. Common Custom
  9. 9. Telecom
  10. 10. Banking
  11. 11. Airline
  12. 12. Publishing
  13. 13. Risks of proprietary infrastructure
  14. 14. Broad adoption Service providers Partnering tech organizations Funders and Stakeholders First wave adoption Early adopters Code contributors Core OS project Community Led Open Source Core OS project Core OS project
  15. 15. PubSweet Three platformuse cases (so far) Books Journals Micro/mini-publications Design Development cycles Testing Launch
  16. 16. No single platform can meet all and future needs 20@kristenratan
  17. 17. Kristen Ratan CoFounder and Executive Director Coko Foundation @kristenratan

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