From Discoverability to Actionability of Content

Howard Ratner
Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, Nature Publishing Group

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Each year, the members of the STM Future Lab Committee explore the main Technology Trends they think will really impact STM publishing in the next three years using the Delphi technique for trends forecasting. For the coming years the STM Future Lab Committee has identified as the main trend the move from Discoverability to Actionability of Content. Important elements are app stores, API-platforms, Identity Management, Research Data and new User Metrics. Howard Ratner, chairman of the STM Future Lab Committee, explains.