The AAAS 2012 Annual Meeting: flattening the world: building a global knowledge society

The AAAS 2012 Annual Meeting: flattening the world: building a global knowledge society Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on six Symposia offered at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held 16‐20 February 2012, in Vancouver, Canada. The theme of this 178th Meeting was: “Flattening the world: building a global knowledge society.” Design/methodology/approach – This report includes summaries of the salient points in each panelist's presentation for the selected Symposia, and it provides internet links to further support the content of the presenters' comments. Findings – The AAAS 2012 Annual Meeting aimed at exploring a broad range of recent discoveries and looming global challenges. The program focused on the current complex, interconnected challenges of the twenty‐first century and on pathways to global solutions through international, multidisciplinary efforts. Originality/value – This report provides insights on the current research themes such as interdisciplinary collaboration, community‐engaged scholarship, global outreach by sharing science and research data with the public, building collaboratories for research on a global scale, and reducing international knowledge isolation of the “Global South” (the nations of Africa, Central and Latin America, and most of Asia). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

The AAAS 2012 Annual Meeting: flattening the world: building a global knowledge society

Library Hi Tech News, Volume 29 (6): 7 – Jan 1, 2012

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0741-9058
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10.1108/07419051211277922
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on six Symposia offered at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held 16‐20 February 2012, in Vancouver, Canada. The theme of this 178th Meeting was: “Flattening the world: building a global knowledge society.” Design/methodology/approach – This report includes summaries of the salient points in each panelist's presentation for the selected Symposia, and it provides internet links to further support the content of the presenters' comments. Findings – The AAAS 2012 Annual Meeting aimed at exploring a broad range of recent discoveries and looming global challenges. The program focused on the current complex, interconnected challenges of the twenty‐first century and on pathways to global solutions through international, multidisciplinary efforts. Originality/value – This report provides insights on the current research themes such as interdisciplinary collaboration, community‐engaged scholarship, global outreach by sharing science and research data with the public, building collaboratories for research on a global scale, and reducing international knowledge isolation of the “Global South” (the nations of Africa, Central and Latin America, and most of Asia).

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Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2012

Keywords: Conferences; Information dissemination; Globalization; Global challenges; Global outreach; Collaboratories; International multidisciplinary collaborations

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