Electronic Collaboration in Science

Electronic Collaboration in Science

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The increasingly sophisticated and powerful information technology we are creating plays an ever more prominent role in facilitating interaction and cooperation in everyday life. The time has come to harness it in the service of scientific research. This pathbreaking book describes the technical and social challenges and opportunities of electronic collaboration and offers specific examples of the ways in which it has not only facilitated but in some cases enabled work by scientists. Key players all, the chapter authors illuminate the general issues with their first-hand accounts. Very few researchers today can work in isolation. Electronic Collaboration in Science provides the first clear road map for all whose investigations are leading them into this fascinating new multidisciplinary domain.Once youhadthe mail message onyour computer terminal, you couldprintit out, make some handwritten notes, orrespond toit directlyback tothe sender. ... done, and where the dataarelaid outand measured against one another, which hopefully would lead toa scholarly publication. ... For the scientist, the problem washow to get that kind of photographic information into the computer insome electronic form.

Title:Electronic Collaboration in Science
Author:Stephen H. Koslow, Michael F. Huerta
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2000-06-01


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