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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||Designing a viable scientific communication model: VSM approach|
|Author(s):||Mahmood Khosrowjerdi, (Regional Information Center for Science and Technology, Shiraz, Iran)|
|Citation:||Mahmood Khosrowjerdi, (2011) "Designing a viable scientific communication model: VSM approach", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 29 Iss: 2, pp.359 - 372|
|Keywords:||Communication, Modelling, Scientific management|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/07378831111138224 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The author thanks Dr Sirous Alidousti for teaching the VSM Approach, Mrs Neda Zeraatkar for proof-reading and unknown referees for their valuable comments.|
Purpose – This paper aims to design a viable model for a scholarly communication system.
Design/methodology/approach – Stafford Beer's viable system model (VSM) is an exceptionally insightful analysis tool which has been applied in different fields. This paper illustrates the usefulness of Beer's model as a tool for anticipating, planning, and implementing large-scale development in the scientific communication domain. Following the Beer thinking of organisational structure and the usefulness of VSM in knowledge management stated by some researchers, a viable scientific communication model (VSCM) was designed.
Findings – The paper has developed a viable scientific communication model which relates personal knowledge about a scientific communication system with Beer's viability thinking.
Research limitations/implications – The designed model is fairly conceptual.
Originality/value – Compared with the earlier models, it seems that the suggested model is not dependent on context, time, and scale. This model may be used in many contexts because the functions and the operations of scholarly communication are unique. This model is viable and can update itself over a period of years. New elements of scholarly communication and the Web 2.0 platforms have also been incorporated into the model.
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