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ID: 315466.0, Max Planck Digital Library / German e-Science Conference
A peer-to-peer network to support scholarly communication
Authors:Seidenfaden, Lutz; Ortelbach, Björn; Hagenhoff, Svenja; Schumann, Matthias
Research Context:Knowledge Networking
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007-05-02
Name of Conference/Meeting:German e-Science Conference
Place of Conference/Meeting:Baden-Baden
(Start) Date of Conference/Meeting
End Date of Conference/Meeting 
Copyright:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Review Status:Peer-review
Abstract / Description:The number of scientific journals and thereby the number of published
articles grew with an enormous rate in the last century (e.g. Price
1986; Henderson 2002). In the second half of the 20th century the system
seemed to abut against its boundaries, because in relation to research
budgets, library budgets did not grow fast enough to cover all
the scientific output produced. Price increases well above the inflation
rate set by commercial publishers that bundle disproportionately high
market power – especially for journals in the Science-Technical-
Medicine-Sector in the last thirty years – intensified the situation even
further. This situation is known as the serial crisis. New Information
and Communication Technology (ICT) driven publication models are
established and seem to be a promising way out of the crisis because
they reduce distribution costs significantly. Especially the open access
(OA) movement that advocates free electronic access to scientific output
is subject to a fierce public debate. In this paper we will detail
problems associated with OA and suggest a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system
that supports electronic scholarly communication as a tool to address
the economic problems mentioned above.
Free Keywords:Knowledge Networking; e-Science
Last Change of the Resource (YYYY-MM-DD):2007-04-17
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:Wilhelm Bühler
Affiliations:Max Planck Digital Library/German e-Science Conference
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