Cyberinfrastructure inside out: definition and influences shaping its emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century

Kee, Kerk F. and Gradduck, Lucy and Blodgett, Bridget and Olwan, Rami ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6596-8931 (2011) Cyberinfrastructure inside out: definition and influences shaping its emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century. In: Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research. Peter Lang, New York, United States, pp. 157-192. ISBN 978-1-4331-0970-6


Abstract

The authors provide a theoretically generative definition of cyberinfrastructure (CI) by drawing from existing definitions and literature in social sciences, law, and policy studies. They propose two models of domestic and international influencers on CI emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century. Based on its historical emergence and computational power, they argue that cyberinfrastructure is built on, and yet distinct from the current notion of the internet. The authors seek to answer two research questions: firstly, what is cyberinfrastructure? And secondly, what national and international influencers shape its emergence, development and implementation (in e-science) in the early 21st century? Additionally, consideration will be given to the implications of the proposed definition and models, and future directions on CI research in Internet studies will be suggested.


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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 05:25
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Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberinfrastructure, digital divide, e-infrastructure, e-research infrastructure, internet, public policy
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4699 Other information and computing sciences > 469999 Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45426

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