The Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Paul Wouters. From Info to Question?. new research questions reformulating old questions new ways of combining data new types of data new ways of communicating new forms of collaboration. Central idea VKS.
Acceleration of knowledge creation
Improved access to and use of knowledge
Imposing one-sided model of research to all fields (explicitly or implicitly)
Unrealistic promises (see history AI/ICT) may backfire
Increasing capital intensity, higher research costs
Decreased variation of epistemological culturesPromise versus risk
Promises of e-science: Risks of e-science:
travel across disciplines
grasp dynamics knowledge creation
demonstration and exploration
bring researchers together
pool resources, methodologies and techniques
interrogate both old and newMission Method
analytic center Sciences
New sites are continually discovered by searching previously collected materials and the Web.
Links between pages are more relevant to defining Web spheres than the “boundaries” of a site.Web Sphere
A collection of dynamically defined resources spanning multiple Web sites bounded temporally and by relevance to a central theme, event or concept.
T collected materials and the Web.1
Link across base URLs
Starting with the same base URL
Link across similar URLs
Collecting multiple impressions of the “same” site over time
Source:Arms et al, 2001: Collecting and Preserving the Web: The Minerva Prototypehttp://www.rlg.org/preserv/diginews/diginews5-2.html#feature1