Life as a Palaeontologist: Academia, the Internet and Creative Commons

Ross Mounce

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The results of scientific research can be of interest to experts and non-experts alike. This is perhaps especially true for palaeontology, which captures public interest — but obtaining access to this information is sometimes difficult, even for scientists. Taking a rather different tack from previous Palaeontology [online] articles, I’m going to provide a brief overview of how the Internet has changed and is significantly changing palaeontology and academia in general, helping to open up research for the greater benefit of science and society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalPalaeontology Online
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2012


  • palaeontology
  • paleontology
  • open data
  • Open access
  • Open source
  • creative commons


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