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Monday, March 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
New Knowledge Ecosystems: How & What Do We Know?

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Systems of knowledge such as libraries, universities, publishers, and newspapers are centuries old. And the affordances of a print world have embedded specific practices within these systems. But digital technologies have radically changed everything by offering new ways of communicating information, from the paparazzi to research scientists, and everyone in between. This deeper, more structural change is reshaping knowledge institutions and making them more porous, chaotic, energetic, and motile.

How can we retool the pillars of our existing knowledge systems to embrace technological change? How do we think about new institutions of knowledge like Wikipedia? Citizen journalism? Online learning like EdX and Coursera? Self-publishing in repositories like SSRN and arXiv or via Amazon? The knowledge ecosystem is changing although knowledge has always been social. How can we reconcile this with our previous understanding of experts? Who do we listen to?


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Marguerite Avery

Sr Acquisitions Editor - Information ScienceMIT PressMarguerite Avery has been working in scholarly communication and publishing for about ten years, a field in which she is a major advocate for change and reform. She works closely with the scholarly communities in STS, Information... Read More →
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Lissa Harris

Founder & EditorWatershed PostLissa Harris is the editor of the Watershed Post, an online hub for daily news, arts, culture and the environment serving the rural Catskills of upstate New York.Harris launched the Watershed Post in January 2010, with publisher Julia Reischel, as an... Read More →
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Jason Priem

Co-FounderImpactStoryI'm a 4th-year PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the cofounder of ImpactStory, and open-source web tool that helps scientists and other academics get rewarded for doing accessible, engaged, and Web-native science--things like blogging, tweeting, sharing open... Read More →
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David Weinberger

Co-DirHarvard Library Innovation LabI write about the effect of the Internet on ideas. I am a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, and the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined, Everything is Miscellaneous, and Too Big to Know. I am a senior researcher at the Harvard Berkman Center... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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