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Boundary objects in Information Science
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9196-2106
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2017 (English)In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, E-ISSN 2330-1643, Vol. 68, no 8, p. 1807-1822Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Boundary objects are abstract or physical artefacts that exist in the liminal spaces between adjacent communities of people. The theory of BOs was originally introduced by Star and Griesemer in a study on information practices at the Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology but has since been adapted in a broad range of research contexts in a large number of disciplines including the various branches of information science. The aim of this review article is to present an overview of the state of the art of information science research informed by the theory of BOs, critically discuss the notion, and propose a structured overview of how the notion has been applied in the study of information.

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2017. Vol. 68, no 8, p. 1807-1822
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information science, boundary objects, boundaries
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Information Studies
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Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332505DOI: 10.1002/asi.23817ISI: 000405737300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-332505DiVA, id: diva2:1153247
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Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751Available from: 2017-10-29 Created: 2017-10-29 Last updated: 2017-11-15Bibliographically approved

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