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Scientific Collaboration on the Internet (Acting with Technology) Hardcover – October 31, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0262151207 ISBN-10: 0262151200

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  • Series: Acting with Technology
  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (October 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262151200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262151207
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,300,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Gary M. Olson is Paul M. Fitts Collegiate Professor of Human Computer Interaction and Professor in both the School of Information and the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Ann Zimmerman is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan.

Nathan Bos is a Senior Research Scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Darin L. Stewart on May 3, 2009
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Science is rarely, if ever, a solo effort and as research projects become increasingly interdisciplinary, the talent required for a given effort is unlikely to be found in at a single physical location. It would seem that with the ubiquity of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that this would be a non-issue. Video conferencing, extranets and email should make remote collaboration simple. As anyone who has attempted to schedule meetings across time-zones or share files across firewalls knows, this is not the case. The difficulty of creating and maintaining effective collaborations across geographically dispersed researchers despite the proliferation of collaboration tools, is a recurring theme running through all twenty chapters of "Scientific Collaboration on the Internet" the latest installment of the Acting with Technology series from MIT Press.

This book is more or less a status report on the mission of the Science of Collaboratories project. The first two sections, "The Contemporary Collaboratory Vision" and "Perspectives on Distributed, Collaborative Science" frame the discussion and begin to establish a vocabulary for the conversation. Fundamental concepts such as e-science, cyberscience and cyberinfrastructure are discussed in detail in the first few chapters and definitions are proposed, but cannot be said to be definitive. Once the groundwork is established the pertinent concepts are fleshed out into a taxonomy of collaboratories and rolled into a nascent "Theory of Remote Collaboration." The tone of these chapters is very academic and not a particularly fun read but they do provide a structure for evaluating the various projects examined in the remainder of the book.

It may be tempting to focus only on the section pertaining to ones own field.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Greg Wilson on December 12, 2010
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I had high hopes for this book, none of which it fulfilled. I came away feeling that the book was put together so that someone could tick off an obligation made on a long-ago grant proposal.
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