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After Scholarship: Making Information Actionable - Canadian Journal of Communications, Volume 22, Number 3/4, 1997
by Roberta Lamb

Abstract:
Discussions about scholarly communication and digital library implementations often assume academic contexts of use. However, the information technologies that comprise such systems will also be available to corporate consumers, government organizations, and individuals. In order to make scholarly communication actionable by these non-academics, we need to know how they use current publications in their daily work. This study examines that use, and its findings raise two related issues: that researchers in academia, industry, and government place very different, yet equally legitimate, requirements on a scholarly communication system, and that technological choices about scholarly communication systems may be narrowing around particular forms and formats.

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Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 9 pages
Publisher: Canadian Journal of Communication (1997)
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Language: English
ISSN: 1499-6642

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