BitView: Using Blockchain Technology to Validate and Diffuse Global Usage Data for Academic Publications

@inproceedings{Lamanna2018BitViewUB,
  title={BitView: Using Blockchain Technology to Validate and Diffuse Global Usage Data for Academic Publications},
  author={Camillo Lamanna and M. Manna},
  booktitle={ICADL},
  year={2018}
}
  • Camillo Lamanna, M. Manna
  • Published in ICADL 2018
  • Computer Science
  • We suggest that blockchain technology could be used to underpin a validated, reliable, and transparent usage metric for research outputs. Previous attempts to create online usage metrics have been unsuccessful largely because it has been difficult to co-ordinate agreement between all parties on the rules of data collection and the distribution of the workload of data synthesis and dissemination. Blockchain technology can be utilized to bypass this co-ordination problem. We propose the creation… CONTINUE READING
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