Abstract

The figure of the scholarly workflow is common in studies of scholarly communications. Accounts and images of the workflow, based on surveys, interviews, ethnography, and scholarly autobiography, have identified the sequence of steps in research. This paper explains what is common to such work, how configurations of information behavior differ in representing the newest technologies, and thus how the workflow is being freshly interpreted and made part of library practices. Altogether, the workflow, as it has been understood and as it is being remade, is a format for understanding how scholarly communications reflect the individual, disciplinary, and institutional conditions of faculty work.

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10.5703/1288284316687

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The Scholarly Workflow in the Digital Age: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?

The figure of the scholarly workflow is common in studies of scholarly communications. Accounts and images of the workflow, based on surveys, interviews, ethnography, and scholarly autobiography, have identified the sequence of steps in research. This paper explains what is common to such work, how configurations of information behavior differ in representing the newest technologies, and thus how the workflow is being freshly interpreted and made part of library practices. Altogether, the workflow, as it has been understood and as it is being remade, is a format for understanding how scholarly communications reflect the individual, disciplinary, and institutional conditions of faculty work.