Last week, I was invited to give a talk at the Open University in Milton Keynes. I presented an overview of studying the web in science and research. I placed the field in the context of web science and focused on four different topics which I believe are core to the field:
- Practices: the change in scientific practices due to the web and the open science movement.
- Tools: the provision of web tools for opening up the research process.
- Infrastructure: the development of an infrastructure to connect the individual web tools.
- Analysis: the analysis of data generated by researchers on the web.
The discussion proved to be very interesting. Thanks to the Knowledge Media Institute and especially Fridolin Wild for the invitation and the hospitality! Here is a link to the recording of the talk. Please be aware that there is no audio for the first two minutes. Below you can also find the accompanying presentation. As always, I would love to hear your opinions and feedback!