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Cyberinfrastructure inside out : definition and influences shaping its emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century

Kee, Kirk , Cradduck, Lucy M., Blodgett, Bridgett , & Olwan, Rami (2011) Cyberinfrastructure inside out : definition and influences shaping its emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century. In Araya, Daniel, Breindl, Yana, & Houghton, Tessa J. (Eds.) Nexus : New Intersections in Internet Research. Peter Lang, New York, pp. 157-189.

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      Abstract

      The authors provide a theoretically generative definition of cyberinfrastructure (CI) by drawing from existing definitions and literature in social sciences, law, and policy studies. They propose two models of domestic and international influencers on CI emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century. Based on its historical emergence and computational power, they argue that cyberinfrastructure is built on, and yet distinct from the current notion of the internet. The authors seek to answer two research questions: firstly, what is cyberinfrastructure? And secondly, what national and international influencers shape its emergence, development and implementation (in e-science) in the early 21st century? Additionally, consideration will be given to the implications of the proposed definition and models, and future directions on CI research in Internet studies will be suggested.

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      ID Code: 49643
      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Keywords: cyberinfrastructure, internet, public policy, e-infrastructure, e-research infrastructure, digital divide
      ISBN: 9781433109706
      Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
      Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
      Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
      Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
      Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
      Current > Schools > School of Law
      Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Peter Lang
      Deposited On: 12 Apr 2012 10:21
      Last Modified: 05 Apr 2014 14:50

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