Research in the Age of the Internet

By Michael Nentwich
December 2003
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
ISBN: 3700131887
569 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$95.00 Paper original

This wide-ranging book describes and analyses the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the age of the Internet. It assesses the impact of ICT on various aspects of academic activities and on the substance of research and research policies within academic organizations. Contents include: Method & Theory. Technological Perspectives & Status Quo-Cyberscience: the new tools, the new working environment, cyber-science, cyber-humanities, cyber-social sciences.

Impact Assessment-cyberscience and: spatial dimension, roles in academia, knowledge representation, publishing, quality control & crediting academic output, law, and the substance of research. Cyberscience and politics. The author is a senior researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. His main fields of research include: institutional & constitutional aspects of European integration and technology assessment in the ICT sector. His is also an editor of an E-journal on European integration.

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