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When scientists from two or more disciplines work together on related problems, they often face what we call 'science friction'. As science becomes more data-driven, collaborative, and interdisciplinary, demand increases for interoperability among data, tools, and services. Metadata--usually viewed simply as 'data about data', describing objects such as(More)
Although much digital divide research focuses on access to technology, another cause of the divide is the lack of information awareness that we call information asymmetry. Information asymmetry often stems from inadequate information sharing and can result in negative consequences for both the information poor and the information rich. Information asymmetry(More)
Video connections can establish a media space in which games may be played, just as people play games while collocated. Experiments with participants playing the game 'Mafia' indicate that people in a video condition have similar levels of satisfaction, fun, and frustration, to those that play while collocated. This finding holds for both those with prior(More)
Access to high volumes of digital data offer researchers in all disciplines the possibility to ask new kinds of questions using computational methods. Burgeoning digital data collections, however, challenge established data management and analysis methods. Data management is a multi-pronged institutionalized effort, spanning technology, policies, metadata,(More)
Introduction Basic education has been listed as a priority of development efforts in poor regions around the world [1]. Distance learning has significant potential for enhancing basic education, and the benefits of information and computer technology can provide an efficient means for deploying a distance learning system. Such a system, dubbed the " Digital(More)
This position paper is about the process of creating software that enables new scientific practices. I take the position that creating software for scientists is different from creating software in other contexts, and that it is important to understand the modes and particularities of software engineering for scientists. I focus on the implications for(More)
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