At the Kick-Off meeting last week in Hamburg, the Hybrid Publishing Lab joined the Leibniz multidisicplinary research network “Science 2.0″ hold by the German National Library of Economics Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW). Within the network, more than 30 institutes as well as Wikimedia Germany investigate new working habits, technological developments in current and future research, and publishing processes within the scientific community. Over the course of the next ten years, the network will adopt a highly interdisciplinary research approach to find relevant answers to the challenges around Science and Social Networks, Open Science and new communication strategies as well as other working environments for researchers in the digital age.
From the Press Release by the ZBW:
The term Science 2.0 encompasses the rise of entirely different and primarily digital means of participation, communication, collaboration and discourse in the research and publishing processes. ZBW director Tochtermann explains: “The use of social media in companies has been a subject of investigation for years. Social media are widely used within the scientific community nowadays, but surprisingly this has not been based on systematic and interdisciplinary research or even been the subject of concomitant research. This is where the multidisciplinary Research Network Science 2.0 comes in. We are looking for the key to a completely innovated research and publishing support that would not even be possible without social media.”
The research network is anchored in the Leibniz Association and vigorously promoted by member institutes of the Leibniz Association.
More about Science 2.0 at leibniz-science20.de (German).