Show simple item record Kling, Rob McKim, Geoffrey King, Adam 2007-04-26T21:23:50Z 2007-04-26T21:23:50Z 2001
dc.identifier.citation Kling, R., McKim, G., & King, A. (2003). A bit more to IT: Scholarly communication forums as socio-technical interaction networks. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54(1), 47-67. en
dc.description.abstract In this article, we examine the conceptual models that help us understand the development and sustainability of scholarly and professional communication forums on the Internet, such as conferences, pre-print servers, field-wide data sets, and collaboratories. We first present and document the information processing model that is implicitly advanced in most discussions about scholarly communications -- the “Standard Model.” Then we present an alternative model, a model that considers information technologies as Socio-Technical Interaction Networks (STINs). STIN models provide a richer understanding of human behavior with online scholarly communications forums. They also help to further a more complete understanding of the conditions and activities that support the sustainability of these forums within a field than does the Standard Model. We illustrate the significance of the STIN model with examples of scholarly communication forums drawn from the fields of high energy physics, molecular biology, and information systems. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-01-02 en
dc.subject social informatics en
dc.subject STIN en
dc.subject socio-technical interaction network en
dc.subject Scholarly Communication Forum en
dc.subject ISWorld en
dc.subject FlyBase en
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dc.subject SPIRES-HEP en
dc.title A Bit More To IT: Scholarly Communication Forums as Socio-Technical Interaction Networks en
dc.type Working Paper en

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