Social informatics of data norms

McCoy, C, Sanfilippo, M.R, Marcinkowski, M, Meyer, E.T, Sawyer, S and Rosenbaum, H (2016) 'Social informatics of data norms.' Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 53 (1). ISSN 2373-9231


Big data has been widely promoted across disciplines and sectors for its potential to enhance lives and promote knowledge discovery. However, challenges arise at all stages of the data lifecycle due to the complexity of interactions between data and the contexts within which they are collected and managed, which has implications for interpretations of this data and eventual use of information and the creation of knowledge products from these data. Starting from the perspective of social informatics, this panel will discuss: the reciprocal relationships between data and context; specific challenges in distinct stages of data generation, data repository implementation, data curation, data use, and data reproducibility; and the implications of these challenges and their potential solutions for both social informatics research and society in general.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:

Conference panel contribution published in the proceedings of 'ASIST '16 - the 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology', Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14 - 18, 2016.

Full text of the article available to read from the URL above.

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 09:38
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)