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Monday, March 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
New Knowledge Ecosystems: How & What Do We Know?

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Systems of knowledge such as libraries, universities, publishers, and newspapers are centuries old. And the affordances of a print world have embedded specific practices within these systems. But digital technologies have radically changed everything by offering new ways of communicating information, from the paparazzi to research scientists, and everyone in between. This deeper, more structural change is reshaping knowledge institutions and making them more porous, chaotic, energetic, and motile.
How can we retool the pillars of our existing knowledge systems to embrace technological change? How do we think about new institutions of knowledge like Wikipedia? Citizen journalism? Online learning like EdX and Coursera? Self-publishing in repositories like SSRN and arXiv or via Amazon? The knowledge ecosystem is changing although knowledge has always been social. How can we reconcile this with our previous understanding of experts? Who do we listen to?
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Marguerite Avery

Sr Acquisitions Editor - Information ScienceMIT PressMarguerite Avery has been working in scholarly communication and publishing for about ten years, a field in which she is a major advocate for change and reform. She works closely with the scholarly communities in STS, Information... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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