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Data, Communication And New Technologies (DCT) – Pathway Seminar 5

Date - Thursday, 24th May 2018 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)


Scholarly communication in the age of the Web: orthodox, moderate and heterodox responses

Date & Time: Thursday 24 May 2018, 12pm – 1pm

Venue: Information School, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, level 2, RC-231

The seminar session explores the role and impact of information and communication technologies on scholarship in the UK focusing on changes in scholarly communication in relation to information seeking, publishing, and collaboration. Three ideal types of information behaviour are identified: the ‘Orthodox’ uses formal and traditional scholarly communication approaches; the ‘Moderate’ prioritises formal communication approaches, but at the same time is trying to get benefits from informal channels; and, the ‘Heterodox’ uses all channels available without preference or prejudice. These are ideal types only reflected in the actual behaviour of individuals but instructive nonetheless.

dpeDavid Ellis is Professor in Information Management in the Institute of Professional Development, Aberystwyth University. He was previously lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield. He has an MA and PhD in Information Studies from the University of Sheffield.

Travel Information
Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from these Pathway Specific Training sessions.  The WRDTP cannot reimburse travel costs to these sessions.

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Enquiry contact details

For all enquiries please contact Pathway Director Dr Ana Vasconcelos at a.c.vasconcelos@sheffield.ac.uk