Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination
Release Date: October, 2012. Copyright © 2013. 427 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2178-7, ISBN13: 9781466621787, ISBN10: 1466621788, EISBN13: 9781466621794
The new generation of internet technologies and web applications is seeing a growth in social software and networking, as well as other communications tools. This infrastructure of social interaction and collaboration has provided an increase in more dynamic user participation and expertise in knowledge of contents and facts traditionally only held by experts.
Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination examines the vital role that social software applications play in regards to the cultural definitions of experts and challenges the reader to consider how recent changes in this area influence how we create and distribute knowledge. This collection brings together scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and professions to project a new kind of thinking about the understanding of the major changes in many professions.
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Rebekah A. Pure (University of California, USA), Alexander R. Markov (University of California, USA), J. Michael Mangus (University of California, USA), Miriam J. Metzger (University of California, USA), Andrew J. Flanagin (University of California, USA), Ethan H. Hartsell (University of California, USA)
Recent technological changes have created a radically different information environment from the one that existed even a few decades ago. Rather than coming from a s...
Carlos A. Scolari (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Cristóbal Cobo Romaní (Oxford Internet Institute, UK), Hugo Pardo Kuklinski (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Disintermediation based on digital technology has transformed different environments, including banking, commerce, media, education, and knowledge management. The sp...
Anne Beaulieu (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, The Netherlands), Joris van Zundert (Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands, The Netherlands)
Web 2.0 is characterized by values of openness of participation (unrestricted by traditional markers of expertise), collaboration across and beyond institutions, inc...
Maria Cassella (University of Torino, Italy), Licia Calvi (NHTV University of Breda, The Netherlands)
This chapter presents the results of a survey of Dutch and Italian academic libraries conducted to identify how academic libraries deal with the growing adoption of...
Werner Beuschel (IBAW – Institute of Business Application Systems, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
This chapter uses a methodological approach to investigate research and design knowledge acquisition in the context of social software applications, an area cluttere...
Mary J. Snyder Broussard (Lycoming College, USA), Rebecca A. Wilson (Susquehanna University, USA), Janet McNeil Hurlbert (Lycoming College, USA), Alison S. Gregory (Lycoming College, USA)
Social media applications like wikis, blogs, and comments on online news feeds emphasize user participation, encouraging ongoing revision by volunteer expertise. Sur...
Emily Clark (The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, USA)
In the world of archives, Web 2.0 means more than wider and easier access to digital surrogates of archival objects. Newly developing Web 2.0 applications provide mu...
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Contributors from a wide range of disciplines look at how digital technologies have changed the production, dissemination, and definition of knowledge, and where this might lead to. They cover expertise and the changing nature of knowledge creation and dissemination in the web 2.0 environment, changing expert environments in the university and in the areas of research and scholarship, reimagining pedagogical expertise, and case studies of collective or decentralized expertise. Among the topics are Wikipedia's success and the rise of the amateur expert, Google scholar as the co-producer of scholarly knowledge, teaching political science students to find and evaluate information in the social media flow, faculty and undergraduate perceptions of expertise within social media, and interaction and expertise in an Appalachian music archive.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
- Academic Libraries
- Collective Expertise
- Collective intelligence
- Distributed Expertise
- Experts and Expertise
- Higher education
- Knowledge creation
- Knowledge Dissemination
- Materialization of Knowledge
- Social Media
- Social software