Journal article

Ethnographic approaches to the practices of scholarly communication: tackling the mess of academia

4 Nov 2016
Description

In my anthropological research in academic libraries, and in higher education generally, I have encountered a contrast between the ways that institutions approach the information systems they build and buy, and how people use those systems. Confronting the ‘mess’ of people’s everyday practice is a necessary first step towards more effectively connecting people to the resources they want and need. Here I discuss some of the ways to visualize and embrace the actual practices of people, in physical and digital contexts.

Publication Details
Identifiers: 
doi: 
10.1629/uksg.316
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
3
Pagination: 
239-248
Language: 
English
License Type: 
CC BY
Published year only: 
2016
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