Work Plan for 2014-15
Several attempts to understand these new modalities of action work within conventional disciplinary and methodological boundaries, and frame questions limited in conceptual scope. This limits the potential of producing new knowledge on the complex relationships between technological change, knowledge production and sociopolitical change. Examples include:
I. Actors, identities and strategies
- This is intended to be a web-based resource for documenting existing and emergent case studies on research and practices that illustrate aspects of “Scholarly API” and their implications for collarative research on networked activism and citizenship
- A concept paper on the idea of “Scholarly API” will be developed by the core members of this group, and the paper will be open to other CORD members for input. It willl also be circulated widely to other interested communities as the paper takes shape.
- The site will also link to existing tools and potential tools that would enable the kind of collaborative engagements outlined above.
- An extensive literature review of research on the areas identified – Openness, Big Data, Networked Social Movements – in order to identify recent theoretical developments and the empirical data that are currently available
- Web site setup and concept paper: Draft completed by end of July
- Living literature review: Ongoing and to be completed by the next CORD meeting