N – Societies investigate journals’ future

The European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society have been selected for a pilot to test the application of semantic web and Web 2.0 technologies to journal articles, from a large number of applications. The project will explore the potential of these tools to help society publishers increase reader and member engagement with the society and its publications. These two societies were selected because they publish “a significant proportion of high quality articles” in their field, and their content is highly structured. They hope that the experiment will help them better understand what the next generation of online journals might look like.
(UK Serials News, 23 Jan 2009, www.ringgold.com/UKSG/si_pd.cfm?AC=2244&Pid=10&Zid=4289&issueno=187)
Thanks to Margaret Cooter