Digitally enhanced publications - the dawn of ‘interoperability’

Digitally enhanced publications - the dawn of ‘interoperability’ - Martin Delahunty

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM


With the continued growth and establishment of open access publishing and open research data principles, we are witnessing also a parallel growth in new technologies and tools that dramatically enhance digital and web-based content.
From article-based metrics to machine-learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence, we are witnessing new applications being developed that aim to be truly transformative.
Researchers and their funders are also increasingly seeking a digital environment where ideas can be better exchanged, examined, and applied with tools that empower scientific, medical and technical knowledge.
The ultimate goal is ‘interoperability’ – the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to seamlessly communicate, exchange data, and make use of published article content and data.
Almost 30 years on, we are just that bit closer to Tim Berners-Lee’s original vision of the World-Wide-Web was for an “open platform that allows anyone to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographical boundaries”.
As part of the interactive Expert Seminar Session, ‘Where is publishing going?’, we present real-world examples, case studies and future trends that will improve your understanding of digitally-enhanced publications.