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dc.contributor.authorGenoni, Paul
dc.contributor.authorMerrick, Helen
dc.contributor.authorWillson, Michele
dc.identifier.citationGenoni, P.W. and Merrick, H. and Willson, M.A. 2005. Community, communication, collaboration: Scholarly practice in transformation, in Proceedings of the Next Wave of Collaboration: Educause Australasia 2005, April 5-8, 2005. Auckland, NZ.

This paper reports on the results of a survey and focus groups exploring the use of the Internet by academic staff and research students at Curtin University of Technology for the purposes of scholarly communication. The survey included questions regarding the respondents' formal and informal scholarly communication practices and the way in which these have changed as the result of access to the Internet. The survey also asked a range of questions regarding respondents' use of library services, the frequency of their use of these services, and the manner in which their use of the library had been impacted by the increasing availability of Internet based access to services and collections. Whilst focus group discussions suggested some ambivalence towards the enabling potential of ICTs on scholarly communication, the evidence gathered indicates the extent to which research and communicative practice is changing and the resultant impact on scholarly communities. The paper concludes with some preliminary observations about changes to scholarly communities and the opportunity this offers for academic librarians to enhance their role in the development of research literate communities.

dc.subjectscholarly community
dc.titleCommunity, communication, collaboration: Scholarly practice in transformation
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.conferenceThe Next Wave of Collaboration: Educause Australasia 2005
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateApril 5-8, 2005
dcterms.source.conferencelocationAuckland, New Zealand.

The Next Wave of Collaboration: Educause Australasia 2005


April 5-8, 2005


Auckland, New Zealand.

curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyDivision of Humanities
curtin.facultyDepartment of Media and Information
curtin.facultyFaculty of Media, Society and Culture (MSC)

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