[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.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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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.
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,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.
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