International Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government

posted 9 Jul 2012, 02:56 by Patrick Poullie   [ updated 9 Jul 2012, 03:00 ]
At the recent International Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government held in Krems, Austria on May 3-4, 2012, SESERV researcher Ralph Schroeder from the University of Oxford delivered a keynote talk.  The talk was on “The Internet, Science, and Transformations of Knowledge”.

Abstract: In recent years, there has been a proliferation of research projects and programmes under the labels of e-Science, e-Humanities, cyberinfrastructures, and e-Infrastructures. The broader term ‘e-Research’ encompasses all of these, and can be defined in shorthand form as: distributed and collaborative digital tools and data for online knowledge production. Even beyond these labels and this definition, there have been other large-scale and widespread efforts to digitize scholarly materials and use shared digital resources in research. e-Research has transformed knowledge, and the aim of this talk will be to analyze the emergence and consequences of e-Research and related changes - for scholarship, and for how we understand the world around us.