From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories
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JULY 24, 2008
Kuhn (1963) showed how scientific peer groups determine what theories will be accepted as well as make more mundane judgments about what papers will be published and what grants will be funded. One product of the EMSL collaboratory (Myers, Chappell, & Elder, 2003) was a high-end electronic notebook that improved on paper notebooks by saving instrument output automatically, allowing access from many locations, and providing the level of security needed for lab notebooks.