Information and Communication Technologies and Informal Scholarly Communication: A Review of the Social Oriented Research

Yuan, Da-Yu and Lin, Chi-Shiou Information and Communication Technologies and Informal Scholarly Communication: A Review of the Social Oriented Research. Journal of Librarianship and Information Studies, 2009, vol. 1, n. 2, pp. 52-77. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This article reviews and analyzes findings from research on computer mediated informal scholarly communication. Ten empirical research papers, which show the effects and influences of information & communication technologies (ICTs), or the effects of social contexts on ICTs use in informal scholarly communication, were analyzed and compared. Types of ICTs covered in those studies include e-mails, collaboratories, and electronic forums. The review shows that most of the empirical studies examined the ICTs use effects or consequences. Only a few studies examined the social shaping of ICTs and ICT uses in informal scholarly communication. Based on comparisons of the empirical findings this article summarizes the ICT use effects/consequences as identified in the studies into seven categories and discusses their implications.

Chinese abstract

本文的探索主題為數位環境中的非正式學術傳播現象,特別是各類資訊傳播科技(information & communication technologies,簡稱ICTs)使用於非正式學術傳播中所造成的社群關係及互動模式的變化。本文共分析十篇社會取向的實證研究,這些研究所關注的ICTs型態包含電子郵件、合力研究場域、及電子論壇。本文發現這些研究多在探討ICTs使用對非正式學術傳播產生之社會效應,僅少數討論社會文化脈絡對ICTs使用的影響與型塑作用。在比較各項研究發現後,本文歸納出ICTs使用的七個影響層面並提出未來研究之建議。

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Informal scholarly communication Information and communication technologies (ICTs) Email Collaboratory Electronic forum
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
Depositing user: Chi-Shiou Lin
Date deposited: 28 Sep 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14556

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