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1 + Making Web2.0 Researchable Web2.0 and Scholarly Communication innovation and use James Stewart

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3 + Scholarly Communication Conducting research, developing ideas and informal communications. Preparing, shaping and communicating what will become formal research results. The dissemination of formal products. Managing personal careers, and research teams and research programmes Teaching and communicating scholarly ideas to broader communities.(based on Thorin (2003) )

4 + What is Web2.0?

5 + Characterised by example Technical and content forms E.g. blog, wiki, social networking tool, social bookmarking, peer to peer filesharing, etc Particular Branded Service or Resource Facebook Skype OpenWetWare Sharepoint Wikipedia

6 + Web2.0 Way of describing certain post- bust businesses Technological definition: Web 2.0 encompasses a variety of different meanings that include an increased emphasis on user- generated content, data and content sharing and collaborative effort, together with the use of various kinds of social software, new ways of interacting with web-based applications, and the use of the web as a platform for generating, re-purposing and consuming content. (Anderson 2007) The way technology is being driven by individuals and communities seeking to manage the explosion of information, and the move to networked society

7 + Qualities of Web2.0 Openness Usability Light structures User creation and contribution Massive data Power of the crowd Network effects Problem: None unique to Web2.0

8 + How to describe a Web2.0 … Tool System Service Community Organisation Collection etc

9 + Approaches to Web2.0 Technology Business model Organisational approach Individual and social practices – for information use and interactions Structure of knowledge Expectations

10 + Academic archaeology Many of communicative and information practices characteristic of Web2.0 are characteristic of scholarly communication. However, some of these forms are rather ossified! Many earlier internet tools used in Web2.0 way Many more well established trajectories of socio- technical change. What does Web2.0 add?

11 + e.g. Collaboratories Shared instruments Community Data Systems Open Community Contribution Systems Virtual Community of Practice Virtual Learning Community Distributed Research Centre Community Infrastructure project Bos et al. (2007) Issues of: Tacit knowledge Independence of scholars Information Standards Institutional and national barriers Sustainability

12 + Working model services for discovering and maintaining relationships services for sharing research objects and components services for sharing, annotating and commentating on publications and presentations services for documenting and sharing experiences.

13 + How do you use Web2.0? How might you define it? Is it useful or distracting? Is the idea of qualities useable? Does Internet =Web2.0 now?

14 + Framework: Social Shaping of Technology Technologies emerge from complex processes of invention, implementation, failure and success Many different social and technical players and objects effect outcome Sources of innovation included user communities as well as producer groups Non-linear process involving changes in practices, knowledge, structures and relationships

15 + Framework: Social Learning in Innovation Changing relationships between players in innovation as they interact and learn in the processes of invention and implementation. Importance of visions and theory in promoting and aligning expectations Importance of intermediaries in bringing together innovations from different communities Emergence of new intermediaries

16 + Factors shaping Web2.0 in SC Ownership and control of scholarly products, both by scholars and institutions such as universities and publishers Institutional, individual and cultural factors shaping collaboration Technical implantation of support for Standardisation, IPR and security Epistemological issues arising in creating and implementing computer-based communication tools.

17 + Principal issues governing the Dynamics of socio-technical change Disciplinary differences Scholarly knowledge production Structure, economics, maturity and culture. Institutional differences Non-academic influences – individual and broader social appropriation of Web2.0 practices and ideas Many different innovation pathways

18 + Academic Approaches Science Studies Sociology of Knowledge Information Science/ Library Studies Organisational Science (IT implementation) Technology Studies Innovation Studies Economics

19 + Visions and Empirical change Open Access Open Science Library 2.0 Collaboratories and CSCW Data-driven scholarship Globalisation

20 + Disciplinary Differences Empirically Use of different types of formal outputs Speed of knowledge production Disciplinary cultures Collective working and competitiveness Uses of online systems such as preprint servers Theoretically Cultures of knowledge production Type of knowledge produced Types of primary materials/sources Maturity of discipline – esp. development of knowledge standards Interdependence of scholars Interdsciplinarity

21 + Disciplinary Differences Musicology Music High Energy Physics Theoretical Physics Economics Cultural studies

22 + Institutional differences Institution Status Access to publish high ranking journals Institutional resources and management Other activities: teaching, commericalisation Local network effects – critical mass

23 + Individuals and groups Experience with use of existing technologies Experience with technical change Age and Career stage Reward structures and motivations Gender Ability to influence technological change Community and institutional support Collaborations and work practices innovativeness

24 + Preliminary questions and issues Does the openness and emergence of information and knowledge standards favour emerging and interdisciplinary research, or is Web2.0 primarily taken up in areas with well established, but older IT infrastructures Does Age, as a proxy for career stage play a role in adoption of Web2.0, and it is biased to youth and early career, or older and more established researchers Gender is traditionally a factor in technology adoption, and is clearly an factor in disciplinary participation. Are there any unusual patterns in Web2.0 adoption …

25 + RIN Web2.0 Study Objectives Who is using what, where? What is shaping that use? The implications for Scholarly Communications.

26 + RIN Web2.0 Study Methods Quantitative and representative survey of UK scholarly community to discover basic use and awareness 50 in dept interviews on scholarly communications and Web2.0 5 case studies of promoters, developers and users of specific web2.0 services

27 + Issues Many different sorts of scholarly communication e.g. information searching, publishing formal outputs, coordinating Web2.0 such a vague term, and not well known Use of much Web2.0 maybe very limited BUT Web2.0 not a step change Ask about personal changes in pratices and institutional change The experiences and efforts of innovation intermediaries to stimulate change

28 + What do you want to know?

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