Research Outside The Academy

Professional Knowledge-Making in the Digital Age

Editors: Börjesson, Lisa, Huvila, Isto (Eds.)

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  • Sheds new light on the potential of extra-academic knowledge-making as a contribution in formations of knowledge throughout society
  • Explores extra-academic knowledge as a useful resource in academy, policy development, evidence based practices, and innovation
  • Focuses on the informational dimensions, stemming from and grounded in an informationscience perspective, which provides the means to address practical information-related issues throughout knowledge-making processes
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About this book

This book analyses the practical, information-related dimensions of professional knowledge making and communication in extra-academic organisations. It treats the sites where research takes place and where knowledge is created outside academia in the light, among other things, of new digital resources. It provides valuable insight into the practices through which extra-academic research data and results are produced and made available and the settings in which this takes place. With case studies of knowledge-making in government organizations and state research institutes, as well as in cultural and heritage institutions, this book broadens the perspective on knowledge sharing, communication and publication, and how knowing changes as a result of the professional knowledge-making practices in the digital age.
Research outside the Academy is ideal for students at all levels looking for an introduction to the topic of research and knowledge-making in society. Moreover, researchers and professionals in the fields of library and information science and science and technology studies will find the book to be adding to previous understandings of scholarly documentation and communication.

About the authors

Lisa Börjesson works as a coordinator for research documentation at Grants Office at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Professor Isto Huvila holds the chair in information studies at the Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Library and Information Science, and Museums and Cultural Heritage Studies) at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Börjesson, Lisa (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Environmental Research and Knowledge Production Within Governmental Organizations

    MacDonald, Bertrum H. (et al.)

    Pages 21-50

  • Making and Publishing Knowledge in Research Institutes

    Late, Elina

    Pages 51-70

  • Making Knowledge Work: The Function of Public Knowledge Organizations in the Netherlands

    Koens, Lionne (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

  • Librarians Conducting Library Research: What Is Happening Outside the Academy?

    Mizrachi, Diane

    Pages 89-106

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94177-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94176-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Outside The Academy
Book Subtitle
Professional Knowledge-Making in the Digital Age
Editors
  • Lisa Börjesson
  • Isto Huvila
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94177-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94177-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94176-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 189
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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