Research & Prototyping

Scholarly communication and open science in the digital age.

The Library’s Research and Prototyping Team explores various aspects of scholarly communication and open science in the digital age. The team’s efforts mainly focus on information infrastructure, information interoperability, and long-term persistence of the scholarly record. The team was leading efforts to devise groundbreaking, and widely used, scholarly information interoperability standards such as OAI-PMH, OpenURL, and OAI-ORE. The team also conducted the MESUR project, the first ever effort to explore alternative metrics for scholarly communication in a scientific manner, which became a major catalyst for the meanwhile popular Altmetrics movement.

Scholarly Orphans

Increasingly, scholars across disciplines and throughout the research life cycle are using a wide variety of online portals such as GitHub, FigShare, Publons, and SlideShare to conduct aspects of their research and to communicate research outcomes.