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Research Outside The Academy

Professional Knowledge-Making in the Digital Age

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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 information

  • science perspective, which provides the means to address practical information-related issues throughout knowledge-making processes

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    • Lisa Börjesson, Isto Huvila
    Pages 1-19
  3. Environmental Research and Knowledge Production Within Governmental Organizations

    • Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai
    Pages 21-50
  4. Contract Archaeology

    • Isto Huvila, Lisa Börjesson
    Pages 107-122
  5. Knowledge Making in Business Organizations

    • Gunilla Widén
    Pages 123-135
  6. Grey Literature and Professional Knowledge Making

    • Joachim Schöpfel
    Pages 137-153
  7. How Knowing Changes

    • Isto Huvila
    Pages 155-170
  8. Epilogue

    • Isto Huvila, Lisa Börjesson
    Pages 171-182
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 183-189

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.

Keywords

  • knowledge production
  • digital technologies
  • extra-academic practices
  • policy development
  • innovation
  • knowledge-making
  • research practices
  • communication of knowledge

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

    Lisa Börjesson, Isto Huvila

About the editors

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.

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-94177-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)