CO-ASIS&T would like to share with you the following announcement from our partner chapter NORASIS to the northeast. Note especially that you can participate in the meeting remotely at no cost by way of the WebEx link provided below.
Thursday November 19
Kent State University School of Library and Information Science
1125 Risman Dr, Kent, OH 44243
3rd Floor Main University Library
or online via WebEx (WebEx connection at the bottom of this message)
Emad Khazra, Ph.D. will speak on Epistemic Objects and Embeddedness: Knowledge Construction in Research Networks of Practice
In this presentation, we explore the meanings of objectual practice that are revealed by examining embedded information structures and performativity. We conceptualize a network of practice as a nexus of interconnected practices, formed around materially mediated interdependencies across communities of practice. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork of archaeology research, conducted across multiple research disciplines and communities of practice, we identify the material components of embedded information and explicate the processes by which objectual and social practices shape the adoption of theories across the network, creating knowledge-in-practice. We conceptualize knowledge construction as a product of the constant tension between contextualization and decontextualization (embeddedness and disembeddedness). Our findings demonstrate the mechanisms by which exploratory interactions with the information embedded in things (research objects) produce breakdowns that reveal inconsistencies within current theories.
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