e-Sciences: Infrastructures that Reshape the Global Contours of Knowledge


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Type of work: Communication


Knowledge Management | Open Access


The contribution that e-Sciences make towards communicating and collaborating via networks will take many different forms, but it is argued here that the overall effect of these new tools will be to reshape the contours of scientific knowledge, creating a new divide between the visibility of online and offline knowledge. This divide points to the contribution that e-Sciences make towards the increasing globalization of scientific knowledge. Online scientific knowledge will also allow a more effective mapping of knowledge within different domains. This paper will locate e-Sciences within the broader intellectual and social organization of scientific knowledge.