From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 24, 2008
Most practicing scientists would strongly resist controls that many corporate employees accept as normal, such as having their work hours, technology choices, and travel schedules dictated by others. These remote facilities allow astronomers to do short observation runs (one night or less) without traveling to Hawaii, and allow late cancellations to be filled, increasing productivity. Collaboratories typically solve this by appointing committees to award time based on merit.