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Author Leydesdorff, Lo ♦ Ward, Janelle
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2009-12-07
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Computer Science - Computers and Society ♦ Computer Science - Digital Libraries ♦ Physics - Physics and Society ♦ cs ♦ physics:physics
Abstract The Science Shop model was initiated in the Netherlands in the 1970s. Part of the model is the modest scale of the operation. The crucial idea behind the Science Shops involves a working relationship between knowledge-producing institutions like universities and citizen groups that need relevant questions answered. In providing this link, the relations between science and the public can be stimulated by providing such groups with access to the university and by offering active mediation of these questions. This research addresses the question of the external visibility of Science Shop work in terms of communications which reach beyond the local context of the participants. In addition to the question of the effects of this specific type of communication in terms of publications, institutional development, and curriculum development, we study the communication of the results in the press, the popular and grey literature, and other means of communication insofar as retrievable on distance through the Internet.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article


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