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Analysing an academic field through the lenses of Internet Science : Digital Humanities as a Virtual Community

Authors: Akdag Salah, A.; Scharnhorst, A.; Wyatt, S.; Tiropanis, T.; Vakali, A.; Sartori, L.; Burnap, P.;

Analysing an academic field through the lenses of Internet Science : Digital Humanities as a Virtual Community

Abstract

Digital humanities (dh) has been depicted as an innovative engine for humanities, as a challenge for data science, and as an area where libraries, archives and providers of e-research infrastructures join forces with research pioneers. However dh is defined, one thing is certain: dh is a new community which manifests and identifies itself via the internet and social media. In this paper we propose to describe dh as a virtual community (vc), and discuss the implications of such an epistemic approach. We start with a (re)inspection of the scholarly discourse about vcs, and the analytic frameworks which have been applied to study them. We discuss the aspects that are highlighted by taking such a stance, and use the guidelines proposed by the fp7 european network of excellence in internet science (eins) in our investigation.

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Emergence of new scientific fields, Bibliometrics, Network analysis, Virtual communities, Digital humanities

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    influence
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This is an alternative to the "Influence" indicator, which also reflects the overall/total impact of an article in the research community at large, based on the underlying citation network (diachronically).
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popularity
This indicator reflects the "current" impact/attention (the "hype") of an article in the research community at large, based on the underlying citation network.
BIP!Popularity provided by BIP!
influence
This indicator reflects the overall/total impact of an article in the research community at large, based on the underlying citation network (diachronically).
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impulse
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