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Technological change and the form of science research teams: Dealing with the digitals

Abstract: During the late 1990s, photography moved from being a primarily analogue medium to being an almost entirely digital medium. The development of digital cameras and software for working with photographs has led to the wholesale computerization of photography in many different domains. This paper reports on the findings of a study of the social and organizational changes experienced by marine mammal scientists who have changed from filmā€based photography to digital photography. This technical change might be viewed as a simple substitution of a digital for an analogue camera, with little significance for how scientists do what they do. However, a perspective anchored in social informatics leads to the expectation that such incremental technical changes can have significant outcomes, changing not only how scientists work, but also the outcomes of their research. This present study finds that key consequences of this change have been the composition of the personnel working on the scientific research teams for marine biology projects and the ways in which these scientists allocate their time.

Peer Review status:Peer reviewedPublication status:PublishedVersion:Author Accepted ManuscriptNotes:Copyright 2007 Taylor and Francis. This is the author accepted manuscript following peer review version of the article. The final version is available online from Taylor and Francis at: https://doi.org/10.1080/08109020701689193

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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

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Journal: Prometheussee more from them

Publication Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cpro20/25/4

Issue Date: 2007-12

pages:345-361Identifiers

Urn: uuid:676719fb-4ff8-4bf5-a75a-1cf9bc30db8c

Source identifier: 598441

Eissn: 1470-1030

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/08109020701689193

Issn: 0810-9028 Item Description

Type: Journal article;

Version: Author Accepted ManuscriptKeywords: social informatics digital photography technological change marine biology Tiny URL: pubs:598441

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