(22 January 2018) The academic discovery space seems to be buzzing again. This space has become relatively stable after the introduction and maturity of Web Scale Discovery between 2009-2013, but things seem to be hotting up once again, writes Aaron Tay.
With the recent interest in integrating discovery of open access, as well as linked data (with a dash of machine learning and text mining) we have the beginnings of an interesting situation. A third development which was harder to forsee is the rise in the Open Citation movement, the focus of this post.
How did this movement begin? How does the size of the open citations compared to gold standards like Scopus and Web of Science? Who are the players that use it (e.g. Digital Science Dimensions) and how might it develop in the future?
The Musings about Librarianship blog by Aaron Tay guides you into what you need to know.