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2012

Library and Information Science

Western University

Conference

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Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Rethinking Tradition: The Impact Of Technology & The Loss Of Serendipity On The Historical Research Process, Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin Mar 2012

Rethinking Tradition: The Impact Of Technology & The Loss Of Serendipity On The Historical Research Process, Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin

Research Day (Arts & Humanities, FIMS, and Education)

The move towards the digital humanities will see a growing interest in tools such as Ebooks. This study examines how historians perceive Ebooks and other technologies as impacting their research process. Findings indicate that historians are concerned that the digital environment reduces the possibility of chance encounters with a text. They continue to recreate the environment that encourages serendipity to occur within their field, and would readily welcome tools that facilitate this.


Intellectual Property And Its Alternatives: Incentives, Innovation And Ideology, Michael B. Mcnally Mar 2012

Intellectual Property And Its Alternatives: Incentives, Innovation And Ideology, Michael B. Mcnally

Research Day (Arts & Humanities, FIMS, and Education)

This dissertation examines the ability of intellectual property (IP) and its alternatives to both facilitate and impede innovation. Over the past 30 years there has been both an expansionary IP policy regime marked by significant increases in IP protection and a flourishing of alternatives to IP as digital technologies empower end users to create and disseminate intellectual works. However, it remains unclear as to whether alternatives to IP can mitigate the problems of exclusionary IP rights while also encouraging innovation. This dissertation provides a theoretical framework for analyzing alternatives to IP focusing on the incentives structures utilized, ability to produce ...


Technology Transfer And Innovation Policy At Canadian Universities: Opportunities And Social Costs, Samuel E. Trosow, Laura Briggs, Michael B. Mcnally Mar 2012

Technology Transfer And Innovation Policy At Canadian Universities: Opportunities And Social Costs, Samuel E. Trosow, Laura Briggs, Michael B. Mcnally

Research Day (Arts & Humanities, FIMS, and Education)

This project examines the role of universities in transmitting knowledge in the forms of technology transfer mechanisms, intellectual property (IP) agreements and other knowledge diffusion policies.