Overview of content related to 'association of research libraries' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12308/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=stevan%20harnad&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/harnad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In our previous issue, <a href="../issue7/fytton">Fytton Rowland</a> defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, <a href="/issue8/harnad#author1">Stevan Harnad</a> presents a different case.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>One cannot disagree with most of what Fytton Rowland wrote in his Ariadne article: The four chief functions of the scholarly literature are indeed the ones he listed: quality control, information dissemination, archiving and academic credit. He is quite right about the indispensability of peer review <a href="#REF1">[1]</a>, <a href="#REF2">[2]</a>, <a href="#REF3">[3]</a>, and about how the safety of our bridges and of our very bodies depends on it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/harnad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article stevan harnad association of research libraries elsevier hefce institute of physics library association massachusetts institute of technology university of cambridge university of southampton archives dissemination dublin core ftp higher education information society licence multimedia research search technology url Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 270 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk