From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 24, 2008
The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Scientists can often negotiate common understandings with similar experts in extended one-to-one interactions but may have great difficulty communicating what they know to larger distributed groups. Distributed Research Center. JCMC Home. Submit.