This post was supposed to be a follow-up to “How To Hire a Sysadmin”, but I’ve been a little busy studying for a midterm and delving into the capabilities of Alfresco, so I haven’t had a chance to write that post up yet.
In the meantime, this came across my radar from the ISWORLD mailing list and I needed to plunk it somewhere where I wouldn’t forget about it (del.icio.us all too often turning into a pit): Open Knowledge Creation: Improving the Peer Review and Adoption Process. FTA:
The practice of peer review and acceptance has been in place for many years, predating the Internet, and has recognized shortcomings. The Internet has proven to be a disruptive technology and a means for innovation in many areas of science and society. In this paper we offer an organizing framework aimed at redesigning the peer review and adoption process, referred to as open knowledge creation. The framework proposed utilizes the Internet, Google’s Knol and Groups technology. The open knowledge creation framework consists of four stages: creation, review/revision, evaluation/adoption and publication and is intended to offer journals an alternative for the communication of research that more fully exploits the Internet.
Deserves a thorough read-through and analysis. Drive-by science bloggers from other fields: what’s your take?