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Scholarship as a Conversation - and the Life Cycle of Scientific Information

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Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Google Scholar's motto is a variant of an acknowledgement that dates back to the Romans. Namely, that knowledge advances by building upon the work that has been done by the scholars that came before us. Otherwise, society is condemned to reinventing the wheel.

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