How can academic libraries go beyond e-Science: The emergence of the new contribution-recognition system



This poster aims at exploring how academic libraries can help shape the development of e-Science and facilitate scholarship. It first discusses the problems that the e-Science community is facing. This poster then argues that the issues emerged in the e-Science practice will drive the need for a new contribution-recognition system that reflects the accumulative, social and collaborative characteristics of science, and recognizes the values of various types of expertise to e-Science and human knowledge. Finally, it proposes directions of how academic libraries can actively ground themselves in everyday research practice and shape the e-Science revolution by providing new research data and information services based on the new contribution-recognition system that encourages, documents, traces, and recognizes the contribution of different types of participation.