Following on from Science Online 2012, I made my way to New York to join Science Online NYC, or #sonyc. The monthly meet-up is set at Rockefeller University and organised by Lou Woodley (Nature) Jeanne Garbarino (Science 3.0) and John Timmer (ARS Technica). John summed up the discussion in the following way:\r\n
\"Scientific papers are still the primary way of getting information on research out to the rest of the scientific community. But they also tend to generate lots of data-negative or confusing results-that will never make it into a paper. And there are many other ways that researchers can contribute to their field that don't fit neatly into papers, like making a new tool or building a database.\"
\r\nAlso talking were:\r\n
\r\nCarol Feltes is the head librarian at Rockefeller University.
Veronique Kiermer is an Executive Editor and Head of Researcher Services at Nature, and a member of the ORCID steering committee.
Cathy Nortion is the library scholar at the Biodiversity Heritage Library at Woods Hole's Marine Biological Laboratory.\r\n
\r\nThe full discussion was livestreamed and the video can be seen below.\r\n
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