Microsoft Research has released The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery.
Of particular interest is the "Scholarly Communication" chapter.
Here are some selections from that chapter:
- "Jim Gray’s Fourth Paradigm and the Construction of the Scientific Record," Clifford Lynch
- "Text in a Data-Centric World," Paul Ginsparg
- "All Aboard: Toward a Machine-Friendly Scholarly Communication System," Herbert Van de Sompel and Carl Lagoze
- "I Have Seen the Paradigm Shift, and It Is Us," John Wilbanks