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Digital Scholarship: Exploration of Strategies and Skills for Knowledge Creation and Dissemination

International Conference on Internet Science Conference Proceedings, Brussels, April 9-11, 2013

Posted: 12 Apr 2013  

Cristobal Cobo

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Concepcion Naval

University of Navarra

Date Written: April 12, 2013

Abstract

Widespread access to digital technologies has enabled digital scholars to access, create, share, and disseminate academic contents in innovative and diversified ways. Today academic teams in different places can collaborate in virtual environments by conducting scholarly work on the Internet. Two relevant dimensions that have been deeply affected by the emergence of digital scholarship are new facets of knowledge generation (wikis, e-science, online education, distributed R&D, open innovation, open science, peer-based production, online encyclopedias, user generated content) and new models of knowledge circulation and distribution (e-journals, open repositories, open licenses, academic podcasting initiatives, etc.). Despite the potential transformation of these novel practices and mechanisms of knowledge production and distribution, some authors suggest that digital scholarship can only be of significance if it marks a radical break in scholarship practices brought about through the possibilities enabled in new technologies. This paper address some of the key challenges and raise a set of recommendations to foster the development of key skills, new models of collaboration and cross-disciplinary cooperation between digital scholars.

Keywords: digital scholarship, digital research, knowledge based society, education

JEL Classification: O32, O31

Suggested Citation

Cobo, Cristobal and Naval, Concepcion, Digital Scholarship: Exploration of Strategies and Skills for Knowledge Creation and Dissemination (April 12, 2013). International Conference on Internet Science Conference Proceedings, Brussels, April 9-11, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2249794

Cristobal Cobo (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk

Concepcion Naval

University of Navarra ( email )

Campus Universitario. Bibliotecas. Educacion
Pamplona, Navarra 31080
Spain
34 948 425600 (Phone)

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