Research as an Information Systems Domain

Craig McDonald

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There is growing interest in the use of ICT in the domains of science and research. Little
of that interest is currently focused on the systems aspects of those domains, but instead
looks piecemeal at the way they may make use of particular ICT tools. Two important
opportunities exist here for the information systems discipline; firstly, to analyse it as
a human activity system to see how ICT can be systematically employed in its activities,
and secondly, to view the deployment and adoption in society of knowledge created by
research as a matter of information systems inter-operation. This paper looks at how the
foundation ideas of IS might be mobilised to improve the vital domain of research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems Foundations Constructing and Criticising
EditorsDennis N Hart, Shirley D Gregor
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherANU E Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1920942211
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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