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Research Outside The Academy

Professional Knowledge-Making in the Digital Age

  • Lisa Börjesson
  • Isto Huvila

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lisa Börjesson, Isto Huvila
    Pages 1-19
  3. Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai
    Pages 21-50
  4. Isto Huvila, Lisa Börjesson
    Pages 107-122
  5. Gunilla Widén
    Pages 123-135
  6. Joachim Schöpfel
    Pages 137-153
  7. Isto Huvila
    Pages 155-170
  8. Isto Huvila, Lisa Börjesson
    Pages 171-182
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-189

About this book


This book analyses the practical, information-related dimensions of professional knowledge making and communication in extra-academic organisations. It treats the sites where research takes place and where knowledge is created outside academia in the light, among other things, of new digital resources. It provides valuable insight into the practices through which extra-academic research data and results are produced and made available and the settings in which this takes place. With case studies of knowledge-making in government organizations and state research institutes, as well as in cultural and heritage institutions, this book broadens the perspective on knowledge sharing, communication and publication, and how knowing changes as a result of the professional knowledge-making practices in the digital age.

Research outside the Academy is ideal for students at all levels looking for an introduction to the topic of research and knowledge-making in society. Moreover, researchers and professionals in the fields of library and information science and science and technology studies will find the book to be adding to previous understandings of scholarly documentation and communication.


knowledge production digital technologies extra-academic practices policy development innovation knowledge-making research practices communication of knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Lisa Börjesson
    • 1
  • Isto Huvila
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ALMUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of ALMUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

About the editors

Lisa Börjesson works as a coordinator for research documentation at Grants Office at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

Professor Isto Huvila holds the chair in information studies at the Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Library and Information Science, and Museums and Cultural Heritage Studies) at Uppsala University, Sweden.

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