Disseminating Knowledge

  • Gavin Moodie


Printing led to an explosion of books, which were initially the main means for disseminating new knowledge in all disciplines. Scholarly journals emerged during the Scientific Revolution and became the main mode for disseminating new knowledge in the experimental sciences, and subsequently many of the social sciences and other disciplines. The digital revolution is transforming both the production and the distribution of both books and journals. It is also changing the publication industry and may be changing the form of books and journals. New ways of managing knowledge are emerging grouped under the idea of open scholarship: open access to research publications, open data, open research, open educational resources, and open education.


Open Access Public Engagement Open Access Journal Open Educational Resource Open Access Article 
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