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

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Kee, Kerk F., Gradduck, Lucy, Blodgett, Bridget and Olwan, Rami. 2011. "Cyberinfrastructure inside out: definition and influences shaping its emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century." Araya, Daniel, Breindl, Yana and Houghton, Tessa J. (ed.) Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research. New York, United States. Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 157-192
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Cyberinfrastructure inside out: definition and influences shaping its emergence, development, and implementation in the early 21st century

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2934
Book TitleNexus: New Intersections in Internet Research
AuthorsKee, Kerk F. (Author), Gradduck, Lucy (Author), Blodgett, Bridget (Author) and Olwan, Rami (Author)
EditorsAraya, Daniel, Breindl, Yana and Houghton, Tessa J.
Page Range157-192
Chapter Number8
Number of Pages36
Year2011
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
ISBN9781433109706
Web Address (URL)https://mdsoar.org/bitstream/handle/11603/3973/fulltext_stamped.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
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.

Keywordscyberinfrastructure, digital divide, e-infrastructure, e-research infrastructure, internet, public policy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020469999. Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Texas at Austin, United States
Queensland University of Technology
Pennsylvania State University, United States
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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