Who dunnit? Metatags and hyperauthorship.

Davenport, Elisabeth and Cronin, Blaise (2001) Who dunnit? Metatags and hyperauthorship. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 52 (9). pp. 770-773. ISSN 1532-2882

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Multiple authorship is a topic of growing concern in a number of scientific domains. When, as is increasingly common, scholarly articles and clinical reports have scores or even hundreds of authors - what Cronin (in press) has termed hyperauthorship - the precise nature of each individual's contribution is often masked. A notation that describes collaborators' contributions and allows those contributions to be tracked in, and across, texts (and over time) offers a solution. Such a notation should be useful, easy to use, and acceptable to communities of scientists. Drawing on earlier work, we present a proposal for an XML-like contribution mark-up, and discuss the potential benefits and possible drawbacks

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1532-2882
Electronic ISSN: 1532-2890
Uncontrolled Keywords: notation; joint authorship; collaboration;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 3279
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2010 15:04
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 10:46

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