B – Technology and discipline

Editorial. Disciplinary action. How scientists share and reuse information is driven by technology but shaped by discipline. Nature 495:409-410
(doi: 10.1038/495409b)

Scientists don’t hold consistent views about how widely information should be shared and reused.
Today, diversity of experiences and attitudes on the open sharing stand out across the disciplines. New technologies can allow a much greater and faster transition to a digital future, that will ideally be an amalgam of papers, data and software that interlinks with tools for analysis, annotation, visualization and citation.