The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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Force11: The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship: Past, Present, and Inviting Input for the Future

Force11 ( is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology which will also broaden to include, for example, the publication of software tools, research communication via social media channels, and sharing data and workflows in innovative ways. We see Force11 as a starting point for a community that we hope will grow and be augmented by individual and collective efforts by the participants and others. In our talk, we’ll briefly discuss the background, goals, and plans we have for Force11. After this overview, we  invite all participants to share ideas for future developments on which they would like FORCE11 to focus on.


Anita de Waard

Maryann Martone


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