Time Travel for the Scholarly Web

Herbert Van de Sompel
Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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The scholarly communication system is still transitioning from its paper-based origins to a successor incarnation that is truly grounded in the Web. While the Web offers enormous opportunities, devising Web-based approaches to achieve functionalities that were commonplace in the paper-based system can be problematic. This presentation explores some challenges involved in achieving a Web-based scholarly communication record that preserves temporal context. It will discuss how the Memento “Time Travel for the Web” framework can be leveraged with this regard.