Boundary objects in information science

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Publikationens författare: Isto Huvila, Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson, Eva Hourihan Jansen, Pam mvKenzie, Adam Worrall
Förläggare: WILEY
Publiceringsår: 2017
Tidskrift: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Tidskriftsakronym: J ASSOC INF SCI TECH
Volym: 68
Nummer: 8
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 1807
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 1822
Antal sidor: 16
ISSN: 2330-1635
eISSN: 2330-1643


Boundary objects (BOs) are abstract or physical artifacts that exist in the liminal spaces between adjacent communities of people. The theory of BOs was originally introduced by Star and Griesemer in a study on information practices at the Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology but has since been adapted in a broad range of research contexts in a large number of disciplines including the various branches of information science. The aim of this review article is to present an overview of the state-of-the-art of information science research informed by the theory of BOs, critically discuss the notion, and propose a structured overview of how the notion has been applied in the study of information.

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