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The Interdisciplinary Communities of Practice of the Karst Information Portal

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Title: The Interdisciplinary Communities of Practice of the Karst Information Portal
Author(s): van Beynen, Kaya; Fleury, E. Spencer
Subject(s): Karst Research Geology Hydrology Paleoclimatology Urban Planning Social Science Libraries Social Science Interdisciplinary Research
Abstract: Recognizing the significance of multidisciplinary studies, libraries are responding through the creation of collaborative portals that foster both community and research. The Karst Information Portal, hosted at the University of South Florida Libraries, is one such project. Through this research, the authors actively seek to understand the information values and practices that shape the distinctive practitioners, scientists, and professional community that the KIP serves. As such, the Karst Information Portal fulfills the emerging role of academic libraries to facilitate and support the study, practice, and research of a distinctive knowledge community. While libraries need to respond to the changing needs of their scholarly communities, understanding the broader Community of Practice that they serve is also of critical importance.
Issue Date: 2008-08
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: unpublished
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Sponsor: International Federation of Library AssociationsUniversity of Toronto, LibraryUniversity of Toronto, Faculty of InformationUniversity of Illinois, LibraryTitle VI National Resource Center Grant (P015A060066)
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-08-07

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