Framework for scientific communication in Earth and space science

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Burrows, G.H., S. Hoban, R. Harberts, and N. Lal. “Framework for Scientific Communication in Earth and Space Science.” In Proceedings. Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic Publishing Workshop, 19–22, 1998.


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We propose a framework for scientific communication that focuses on the value of the answers provided by science. The implementation would combine the advantages of flexible index/thesaurus, a comprehensive taxonomy/ontology, and an annotation/discussion environment. Using our experience with the NASA Digital Library Technology program we examine the social and economic issues involved in the acceptance of this new information technology by a community of scientists. We then speculate on opportunities provided for existing publishers within this new model of scientific communication.