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Datafication and Scholarly Communication

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Datafication and Scholarly Communication

MacDonald, Corina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3347-1207 (2020) Datafication and Scholarly Communication. In: Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communication Technologies speaker and workshop series, February 5, 2020, McGill University. (Unpublished)

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In a 'publish or perish' culture, scholarly communication is inextricable from the mechanisms of prestige and precarity that define and shape academic labour. Today, the labour of scholars is made valuable in new ways as informal practices of sharing research are made profitable and measurable as data. This presentation focuses on the business models of platforms such as Academia.edu and ResearchGate to explore these processes of datafication and their impact on methods and metrics of scholarly communication. The success of these platforms reminds us that scholars are not exempt from the pressures of platformed sociality and the new forms of visibility it produces.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Refereed:No
Authors:MacDonald, Corina
Date:5 February 2020
ID Code:986463
Deposited By: CORINA MACDONALD
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 15:33
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 15:33
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