Scientific Data Collections and Distributed Collective Practice

  title={Scientific Data Collections and Distributed Collective Practice},
  author={Melissa H. Cragin and Kalpana Shankar},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)},
As the basic sciences become increasingly information-intensive, the management and use of research data presents new challenges in the collective activities that constitute scholarly and scientific communication. This also presents new opportunities for understanding the role of informatics in scientific work practices, and for designing new kinds tools and resources needed to support them. These issues of data management, scientific communication and collective activity are brought together… CONTINUE READING

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