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The Internet Revolution In The Sciences And Humanities

Author : Joseph E. Harmon
ISBN : 9780190465926
Genre : Communication in learning and scholarship
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The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities takes a new look at C.P. Snow's distinction between the two cultures, a distinction that provides the driving force for a book that contends that the Internet revolution has sown the seeds for transformative changes in both the sciences and the humanities. It is because of this common situation that the humanities can learn from the sciences, as well as the sciences from the humanities, in matters central to both: generating, evaluating, and communicating knowledge on the Internet. In a succession of chapters, the authors deal with the state of the art in web-based journal articles and books, web sites, peer review, and post-publication review. In the final chapter, they address the obstacles the academy and scientific organizations face in taking full advantage of the Internet: outmoded tenure and promotion procedures, the cost of open access, and restrictive patent and copyright law. They also argue that overcoming these obstacles does not require revolutionary institutional change. In their view, change must be incremental, making use of the powers and prerogatives scientific and academic organizations already have.

Japan And The Internet Revolution

Author : K. Coates
ISBN : 9781403990075
Genre : Business & Economics
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Japan and the Internet Revolution challenges the portrait of Japan as a technologically slow-moving nation, lacking in creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Overcoming the substantial barriers erected by the Japanese government to the introduction of the Internet, promoters and entrepreneurs managed to create a flexible and dynamic Internet society. From a slow start, Japan has emerged as the global leader in the mobile internet, the host of arguably the strongest nation-specific web-presence in the world, and a country determined to remain near the forefront of the digital revolution.

Computing In The Social Sciences And Humanities

Author : Orville Vernon Burton
ISBN : 0252026853
Genre : Reference
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CD-ROm contains: Multimedia that provides unique approach to various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities -- Links to related resources.

Knowledge Machines

Author : Eric T. Meyer
ISBN : 9780262028745
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An examination of the ways that digital and networked technologies have fundamentally changed research practices in disciplines from astronomy to literary analysis.

World Wide Research

Author : William H. Dutton
ISBN : 9780262513739
Genre : Computers
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Advances in information and communication technology are transforming the wayscholarly research is conducted across all disciplines. The use of increasingly powerful andversatile computer-based and networked systems promises to change research activity as profoundly asthe mobile phone, the Internet, and email have changed everyday life. This book offers acomprehensive 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 howresearch is done but also, and more important, its outcomes. By anchoring their discussion inspecific examples and case studies, they identify and analyze a promising set of practicaldevelopments and results associated with e-Research innovations. The contributors, who includeGeoffrey Bowker, Christine Borgman, Paul Edwards, Tim Berners-Lee, and Hal Abelson, explain why andhow e-Research activity can reconfigure access to networks of information, expertise, andexperience, changing what researchers observe, with whom they collaborate, how they shareinformation, what methods they use to report their findings, and what knowledge is required to dothis. They discuss both the means of e-Research (new research-centered computational networks) andits purpose (to improve the quality of world-wide research). William H. Dutton is Director of theOxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, and Professorial Fellow of Balliol Collegeat the University of Oxford. Paul W. Jeffreys, formerly Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, isDirector of IT at the University of Oxford, Professor of Computing, and Professorial Fellow of KebleCollege at the University of Oxford. The hardcover edition does not include a dustjacket.

Eco Impacts And The Greening Of Postmodernity

Author : Tom Jagtenberg
ISBN : 9781452248523
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Addressing a growing need to examine environmental issues from a cultural perspective, this innovative book adopts a cultural studies approach to reach a deeper understanding of the significance of ecological issues in our lives. Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity explores such vital questions as: Can nature survive? How do academic disciplines engage with environmental crises? And, how do we map sustainable futures? The authors, Tom Jagtenberg and David McKie, bring a body of relevant literature into the debate - that stems from both cultural and environmental issues - as well as their own multidisciplinary perspectives on the subject.

Opening Science

Author : Sönke Bartling
ISBN : 9783319000268
Genre : Science
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Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called ‘Open Science.’

The Scientific Sublime

Author : Alan G. Gross
ISBN : 9780190637774
Genre : Science
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The sublime evokes our awe, our terror, and our wonder. Applied first in ancient Greece to the heights of literary expression, in the 18th-century the sublime was extended to nature and to the sciences, enterprises that viewed the natural world as a manifestation of God's goodness, power, and wisdom. In The Scientific Sublime, Alan Gross reveals the modern-day sublime in popular science. He shows how the great popular scientists of our time--Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, Steven Weinberg, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Rachel Carson, Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, and E. O. Wilson--evoke the sublime in response to fundamental questions: How did the universe begin? How did life? How did language? These authors maintain a tradition initiated by Joseph Addison, Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, and Adam Smith, towering 18th-century figures who adapted the literary sublime first to nature, then to science--though with one crucial difference: religion has been replaced wholly by science. In a final chapter, Gross explores science's attack on religion, an assault that attempts to sweep permanently under the rug two questions science cannot answer: What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of the good life?

Teach Yourself The Internet For Students

Author : Chris Wright
ISBN : 0844226742
Genre : Computers
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Research and schoolwork are much easier and more enjoyable using the Internet, and mastering the Internet is now much simpler. With this guide, students get the right amount of technical detail to conduct research on subject areas using email, search engines, news groups, and resource lists.

Democracy S Fourth Wave

Author : Philip N. Howard
ISBN : 9780199323654
Genre : Social Science
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Did digital media really "cause" the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the story behind what might become democracy's fourth wave? An unlikely network of citizens used digital media to start a cascade of social protest that ultimately toppled four of the world's most entrenched dictators. Howard and Hussain find that the complex causal recipe includes several economic, political and cultural factors, but that digital media is consistently one of the most important sufficient and necessary conditions for explaining both the fragility of regimes and the success of social movements. This book looks at not only the unexpected evolution of events during the Arab Spring, but the deeper history of creative digital activism throughout the region.

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