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Enhanced Publications

This concept has been defined in the context of the Driver-II project, which aims to investigate the ways in which the availability of research data can be used to enhance the traditional academic publication. Even though the core of this type of compound object is an electronic publication, the general concept shares similarities with the Research Objects we are dealing with. In this page, we summarize the enhanced publication characteristics, including the requirements identified in D4.2 Report on Object Models and Functionalities that those objects should comply with. Some of those requirements may be useful for the characterization of ROs. Some of them may be also useful for different WPs. For instance, the discussion regarding versioning of these compound objects may be interesting in the context of WP3.


Enhanced publications can be defined as compound digital objects which combine ePrints with one or more metadata records, one or more research data objects, or any combination of these.  The term ePrint is used to refer to an electronic version of an academic research paper (as proposed by Foulonneau and André, e.g., dissertations, journal articles, working papers, book chapters or reports.  Similarly, the term research data may refer to any of the following types of objects:


This concept has been defined by Hunter, to provide method: for encapsulating expert knowledge; for publishing and sharing scientific process and results; for teaching complex scientific concepts; and for the selective archival, curation and preservation of scientific data and output