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  • Hara, Noriko; Kling, Rob (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2002)
    Despite strong interest among practitioners and scholars, the study of communities of practice (CoPs) and Information Technology (IT) is short of empirical research. This paper presents a theoretical framework for communities ...
  • Kling, Rob; Spector, Lisa; McKim, Geoff (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2002)
    Many librarians and scholars believe that the Internet can be used to dramatically improve scholarly communication. During the last decade there has been substantial discussion of five major publishing models where readers ...
  • Kling, Rob (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2003)
  • Ekbia, Hamid; Kling, Rob (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2003)
    Knowledge management was advanced in the early 1990’s as a new managerial reform suited to the rapidly changing and globally vast business environment. These reformers encouraged managers to treat as a critical source their ...
  • Robbin, Alice (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2005)
    Rob Kling’s intellectual contribution is a corpus of work that exemplifies the craft of inquiry and the social enterprise of science. He applied core sociological ideas and grounded them in evidence. His work connected ...
  • Robbin, Alice; Hara, Noriko; Day, Ron (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2005-09)
    This essay focuses on the philosophical and conceptual underpinnings of a program of study in Social Informatics. We examine foundational concepts and analytical tools, ideas worked out by Rob Kling and others about the ...
  • Robbin, Alice; Day, Ron (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2006)
    We explore Rob Kling’s conceptual scaffolding for Social Informatics: his integration of theory, method and evidence and philosophical underpinnings and moral basis of his commitment to a critical stance towards computers ...
  • Ekbia, Hamid R.; Hara, Noriko (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2006-11)
    The fragmentation of knowledge management as a field and as an area of research poses serious theoretical challenges for researchers. The viability of KM rests on how the community responds to these challenges, but it also ...
  • Hart, Jeffrey (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2007)
    In 2006, a major telecommunications bill failed because it did not include guarantees for something called “net neutrality.” The purpose of this paper is to describe and explain the politics behind the net neutrality ...
  • Hart, Jeffrey A. (Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, 2008)
    In 2004, the Congress voted to end funding for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) data mining program called Total Information Awareness (TIA) that was supposed to be used for preventing terrorist attacks. ...

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