Research note: Measuring the globalization of knowledge: The case of community informatics

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Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Freely accessible online, with a wide set of authors and a wider readership, First Monday can be seen as striving for global knowledge on the social aspects of the Internet. In a meta–analysis now underway, we found First Monday to be the third most prolific journal on a particular subject: local communities’ uses of information technology. Our study also sheds some light on what constitutes global knowledge. The data suggests that a synthesis of English–language published knowledge is a first step. It points to a bigger agenda: reaching into the world’s local settings in a proportionate and representative way. That would mean publishers outside the U.S. and U.K.; scholars in other countries; and, studies in other languages. This is what it would take to learn from all our cultures and countries.

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First Monday, 18(8)
Language: English
Date: 2013
global knowledge, information technology, First Monday

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