World Wide Research

Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

by William H. Dutton, Paul W. Jeffreys, Ian Goldin, Harold Abelson, Wendy Hall, Tony Hey, Steven J. Jackson, Marina Jirotka, Jane Kaye, Cory Knobel, Julia Lane, Xiaoming Li, Sharon Lloyd, Christine Madsen, Andrew Martin, Sandro Mendonça, Robert Ackland, Roger Barga, Tim Berners-Lee, Christine L. Borgman, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Alan Bowman, João Caraça, Gustavo Cardoso, Annamaria Carusi, Paul A. David, Grace De La Flor, Matthijs den Besten, David De Roure, Matthew Dovey, Ricardo Duque, Paul N. Edwards, Rita Espanha, Michael A. Fraser, Jenny Fry, Eric T. Meyer, Kieron O'Hara, Savas Parastatidis, Michael Parker, Justine Pila, Tina Piper, Rob Procter, Ralph Schroeder, Paul Wouters, Nigel R. Shadbolt, Martin Wynne, David Shotton, Marcus Antonius Ynalvez, Wesley Shrum, Jonathan J.H. Zhu, Michael J. Spence, John B. Taylor, Mike Thelwall, Anne Trefethen, David Vaver, Andrew Warr, John Wilbanks, Yorick A. Wilks

Series: The MIT Press

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  • 0262288311
  • 9780262014397
  • 9780262288316

Experts examine ways in which the use of increasingly powerful and versatile digital information and communication technologies are transforming research activities across all disciplines.

Advances in information and communication technology are transforming the way scholarly research is conducted across all disciplines. The use of increasingly powerful and versatile computer-based and networked systems promises to change research activity as profoundly as the mobile phone, the Internet, and email have changed everyday life. This book offers a comprehensive and accessible view of the use of these new approaches—called “e-Research”—and their ethical, legal, and institutional implications. The contributors, leading scholars from a range of disciplines, focus on how e-Research is reshaping not only how research is done but also, and more important, its outcomes. By anchoring their discussion in specific examples and case studies, they identify and analyze a promising set of practical developments and results associated with e-Research innovations. The contributors, who include Geoffrey Bowker, Christine Borgman, Paul Edwards, Tim Berners-Lee, and Hal Abelson, explain why and how e-Research activity can reconfigure access to networks of information, expertise, and experience, changing what researchers observe, with whom they collaborate, how they share information, what methods they use to report their findings, and what knowledge is required to do this. They discuss both the means of e-Research (new research-centered computational networks) and its purpose (to improve the quality of world-wide research).


  • The MIT Press; May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780262288316
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  • Title: World Wide Research
  • Series: The MIT Press
  • Author: William H. Dutton (ed.); Paul W. Jeffreys (ed.); Ian Goldin (other); Harold Abelson (contrib.); Wendy Hall (contrib.); Tony Hey (contrib.); Steven J. Jackson (contrib.); Marina Jirotka (contrib.); Jane Kaye (contrib.); Cory Knobel (contrib.); Julia Lane (contrib.); Xiaoming Li (contrib.); Sharon Lloyd (contrib.); Christine Madsen (contrib.); Andrew Martin (contrib.); Sandro Mendonça (contrib.); Robert Ackland (contrib.); Roger Barga (contrib.); Tim Berners-Lee (contrib.); Christine L. Borgman (contrib.); Geoffrey C. Bowker (contrib.); Alan Bowman (contrib.); João Caraça (contrib.); Gustavo Cardoso (contrib.); Annamaria Carusi (contrib.); Paul A. David (contrib.); Grace De La Flor (contrib.); Matthijs den Besten (contrib.); David De Roure (contrib.); Matthew Dovey (contrib.); Ricardo Duque (contrib.); Paul N. Edwards (contrib.); Rita Espanha (contrib.); Michael A. Fraser (contrib.); Jenny Fry (contrib.); Eric T. Meyer (contrib.); Kieron O'Hara (contrib.); Savas Parastatidis (contrib.); Michael Parker (contrib.); Justine Pila (contrib.); Tina Piper (contrib.); Rob Procter (contrib.); Ralph Schroeder (contrib.); Paul Wouters (contrib.); Nigel R. Shadbolt (contrib.); Martin Wynne (contrib.); David Shotton (contrib.); Marcus Antonius Ynalvez (contrib.); Wesley Shrum (contrib.); Jonathan J.H. Zhu (contrib.); Michael J. Spence (contrib.); John B. Taylor (contrib.); Mike Thelwall (contrib.); Anne Trefethen (contrib.); David Vaver (contrib.); Andrew Warr (contrib.); John Wilbanks (contrib.); Yorick A. Wilks (contrib.)
  • Imprint: The MIT Press
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  • 0262288311
  • 9780262014397
  • 9780262288316

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The editors have definitely succeeded to attract interesting authors and produce a well orchestrated collection of texts.

Professor Elena Maceviciute, Information Research

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ISBNs
  • 0262288311
  • 9780262014397
  • 9780262288316