Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet

Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet

by Christine L. Borgman
     
 

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An exploration of the technical, social, legal, and economic aspects of the scholarly infrastructure needed to support research activities in all fields in the twenty-first century.See more details below

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An exploration of the technical, social, legal, and economic aspects of the scholarly infrastructure needed to support research activities in all fields in the twenty-first century.

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"Comprehensive, comprehensible and authoritative.... This book may be recommended to anyonescholar or practitionerinvolved in digital information infrastructures and provision." David Bawden Journal of Documentation

"In a world where scientific networks and communication are now increasingly visible and open, Borgman has illuminated the discussion of the scholarly communication system itself." Richard Akerman Nature

Journal of Documentation - David Bawden

Comprehensive, comprehensible and authoritative...This book may be recommended to anyonescholar or practitionerinvolved in digital information infrastructures and provision.

Nature - Richard Akerman

In a world where scientific networks and communication are now increasingly visible and open, Borgman has illuminated the discussion of the scholarly communication system itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262250665
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/13/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,194,671
File size:
1 MB

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Daniel E. Atkins

As Borgman asserts and illustrates, work is well underway to build an advanced information infrastructure to support scholarship and learning under many alternate rubrics. Lacking in much of this work, however, is an adequate appreciation of the intrinsic technical and social nature of infrastructurecyber or otherwise. In Scholarship in the Digital Age, Borgman has made a significant contribution to such understanding in ways that will have practical payoff for both the creators and users of emerging information infrastructure. She has also linked many important threads of research and development for building and understanding contemporary platforms for knowledge communities. This is an excellent book.

Professor William H. Dutton

Advances in communication and information technologies are connecting library, information, and computer sciences with subject matter disciplines to e-enable a growing range of research practices from data collection to publication and archiving. Professor Borgman is one of the few authorities in this emerging space who can speak clearly to all the relevant disciplines about the inter-related technical, social and institutional developments reconfiguring how scholars do what they do. This book will be of great value to students, researchers, and policy-makers interested in the implications of the digital age on scholarly work.

Gary M. Olson

There is no one better qualified than Christine Borgman to reflect on how scholarship is being affected by the emergence of digital technologies. She brings deep understanding about the practices of scholars, the historical and social forces that shape them, and the characteristics of the emerging technologies. This book is required reading for all those interested in twenty-first century scholarship.

From the Publisher
"There is no one better qualified than Christine Borgman to reflect on how scholarship is being affected by the emergence of digital technologies. She brings deep understanding about the practices of scholars, the historical and social forces that shape them, and the characteristics of the emerging technologies. This book is required reading for all those interested in twenty-first century scholarship."Gary M. Olson , Paul M. Fitts Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, School of Information, University of Michigan

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