Studying effects of e-infrastructures for taxonomy

Author: 
Daphne Duin
Author: 
Peter van den Besselaar
Type of Activity: 
Workshop
Lead partner: 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Date: 
11/07/2012
Abstract: 
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2012/panels.php5?PanelID=1229
Conference: 
Shadows and lights on global biodiversity: taxonomy's revival EASA 2012 (European Association of Social Anthropologists)
Conference url: 
http://www.easaonline.org/conferences/easa2012/index.shtml
Place: 
Paris
Type of audience: 
Scientific community
Size of audience: 
20
Countries: 
France, Switserland, Netherlands, Slovenia
Presentation: 
Yes
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We study the effects of moving biodiversity research to the Web. We used the rich body of theories on organizational dimensions of knowledge creation, which suggests the online environment creates enabling conditions for knowledge production and innovation. Moreover, we argue that Social Network Analysis offer great means to study online and offline work environments of researchers. We will demonstrate our argument with help of a case study on one specific web-based platform in the field called Scratchpads.