[Humanist] 24.248 on adoption of e-infrastructure

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 10 22:09:56 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 248.
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        Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:15:07 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: adoption of e-infrastructure

Some here will be interested in the following recent paper:

Franz Barjak, Julia Lane, Meik Poschen, Rob Procter, Simon Robinson & 
Gordon Wiegand. 2010. "E-infrastructure adoption in the social sciences 
and humanities: Cross-national evidence from the AVROSS survey". 
Information, Communication & Society 13.5: 635 — 651.

Abstract. This paper is a first attempt to describe and compare the 
adoption of e-Infrastructure across the UK, continental Europe, and the 
USA in the social sciences and humanities. A survey of early adopters 
identified three differences across these countries, each potentially 
affecting adoption: funding approaches, the technical configuration of 
projects, and research support. Our findings also suggest that the 
sustainable adoption of e-Infrastructure co-varies with the role of 
intrinsic and extrinsic motivations and the involvement of other people 
in the adoption decision.

Yours,
WM
-- 
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
www.uws.edu.au/centre_for_cultural_research/ccr/people/researchers;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.





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