Measuring the Global Research Environment: Information Science Challenges for the 21st Century

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105639
Title:
Measuring the Global Research Environment: Information Science Challenges for the 21st Century
Author:
Anderson, Caryn; Bammer, Gabriele
Editors:
Grove, Andrew
Citation:
Measuring the Global Research Environment: Information Science Challenges for the 21st Century 2005, 42
Publisher:
ASIST
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105639
Submitted date:
2006-05-24
Abstract:
“What does the global research environment look like?” This paper presents a summary look at the results of efforts to address this question using available indicators on global research production. It was surprising how little information is available, how difficult some of it is to access and how flawed the data are. The three most useful data sources were UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Research and Development data (1996-2002), the Institute of Scientific Information publications listings for January 1998 through March 2003, and the World of Learning 2002 reference volume. The data showed that it is difficult to easily get a good overview of the global research situation from existing sources. Furthermore, inequalities between countries in research capacity are marked and challenging. Information science offers strategies for responding to both of these challenges. In both cases improvements are likely if access to information can be facilitated and the process of integrating information from different sources can be simplified, allowing transformation into effective action. The global research environment thus serves as a case study for the focus of this paper – the exploration of information science responses to challenges in the management, exchange and implementation of knowledge globally.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Management; Information Science; Government Information; Information Retrieval; Scholarly Communication; Research Methods; Interdisciplinarity; Information Analysis
Local subject classification:
global research; international research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Carynen_US
dc.contributor.authorBammer, Gabrieleen_US
dc.contributor.editorGrove, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-24T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:30:36Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-05-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationMeasuring the Global Research Environment: Information Science Challenges for the 21st Century 2005, 42en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105639-
dc.description.abstract“What does the global research environment look like?” This paper presents a summary look at the results of efforts to address this question using available indicators on global research production. It was surprising how little information is available, how difficult some of it is to access and how flawed the data are. The three most useful data sources were UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Research and Development data (1996-2002), the Institute of Scientific Information publications listings for January 1998 through March 2003, and the World of Learning 2002 reference volume. The data showed that it is difficult to easily get a good overview of the global research situation from existing sources. Furthermore, inequalities between countries in research capacity are marked and challenging. Information science offers strategies for responding to both of these challenges. In both cases improvements are likely if access to information can be facilitated and the process of integrating information from different sources can be simplified, allowing transformation into effective action. The global research environment thus serves as a case study for the focus of this paper – the exploration of information science responses to challenges in the management, exchange and implementation of knowledge globally.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherASISTen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Managementen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectGovernment Informationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Retrievalen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectResearch Methodsen_US
dc.subjectInterdisciplinarityen_US
dc.subjectInformation Analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherglobal researchen_US
dc.subject.otherinternational researchen_US
dc.titleMeasuring the Global Research Environment: Information Science Challenges for the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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