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Seminar - Enhanced Publications: Creating more value from publications

On Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 11.00, NIAS’s  Gera Pronk will hold a  seminar in NIAS’s Lecture Room about enhanced publications. In January 2011, NIAS was awarded a SURFfoundation grant to produce a showcase of enhanced publications.  The seminar will cover this initiative, as well as enhanced publications and new scientific publication possibilities.

The seminar will be divided into three sections, with three speakers, Gera Pronk will lead the discussion.

First, John Doove, SURFfoundation, will explain the concept of an enhanced publication. He will talk about what it can mean to scholars and what programmes exist from NWO, KNAW and SURFfoundation.
In the second part prof. dr. Harry Stroomer, fellow 2010/11, will talk about the showcase project of the enhanced Tashelhiyt Berber-French dictionary. This project set up by NIAS and DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) was awarded the grant by SURFfoundation.
Finally Paula Witkamp, DANS, will illustrate the role of DANS on the basis of ‘Veteran Tapes’, a former enhanced publication project.

The seminar is followed by an open discussion where the central question will be ‘What can an enhanced publication do for you?’.

What is an enhanced publication?

An enhanced publication is an online publication that makes available both an article and its underlying data, models, and algorithms. Adding data and models to an article makes it easier to verify and reproduce, and also to reuse the results of research.

Why is publishing data as well as text beneficial?

Through the use of enhanced publications, scientists can leverage current scientific results to generate future discoveries more speedily and more efficiently. Enhanced publications can also improve the quality of peer review methods, since access to the primary sources enable peers to replicate experiments and to verify the claims that are made in the publication. Importantly, enhancing the traditional publication must improve the visibility and, consequently, the impact of academic studies. With its emphasis on object reuse, the combination of distributed resources and a focus on the lineage of research data, enhanced publications must help repository managers to accommodate the demands of academic communication in the 21st century. (Source: “Report on Enhanced Publications state-of-the-art, D4.1”, Driver report)