Lecture: The paradigms they are a-changin' - the future of research and scholarship

Thursday 4 June at 1.00pm

Admission free; booking is not required

View the slides from Professor McKiernan's lecture.

Lecture abstract:

There are four major themes that are and will become the context and framework of research and scholarship in the 21st Century: Open / Semantic / Social / Mobile

Open > Open Access / Open Data / Open Peer Review / Open Research

Semantic > Audio / iInteractivity / Supplemental Content / Video

Social > Science Blogging / Social Bookmarking / Social Networking / Social Software

Mobile > Mobile Access / Mobile Content / Mobile Data / Mobile Research

In this presentation, we will briefly profile select developments related to these major themes and speculate on their potential evolution and impact on research and scholarship in the coming decade(s).

Prof. Mc Kiernan has compiled a survey for potential attendees to gauge which of the above topics are of most interest to them. All responses will be treated confidentially and will be used only to focus the topics covered in Prof. Mc Kiernan's presentation.

Prof. Gerry McKiernanProf. Gerry McKiernan

Gerry McKiernan is Associate Professor and Science and Technology Librarian at Iowa State University where he has worked since 1987. He has primary responsibilities for collection development, instruction, and reference and research services across a range of engineering disciplines.

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