Going further

Last week I talked to colleagues from UBA/DPC and they mentioned their plan to build a VRE for archaeologists. So far it is still a plan, but the interesting thing is that this VRE is supposed to assist researchers in (collaboratively) creating a publication rather than in the “usual” creation and analyzation of research data. Within the Alfalab context this can be a nice example of (forward) vertical integration, for example by allowing researchers to easily transform the methodology and results from their “research” VRE into a publication.

Of course the opportunities for such assisted transformations are currently limited, but this is about to change with the many developments like SURFfoundations Enhanced Publications, Elseviers Cell or NISOs standardization of supplementary materials.