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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012 


Monitoring Knowledge Flow through Scholarly Networks
Erjia Yan, Ying Ding and Xiangnan Kong

Monday, 6:30pm


Summary

The production and creation of knowledge is not dependent on any individual and isolated entity; instead, knowledge is diffused, exchanged, and circulated among various entities. To study the knowledge flow and transfer within and across different disciplines can help us better understand science and scientific collaboration. This paper presents a methodological framework to study knowledge flow, including a knowledge hierarchy, the construction of knowledge flow network, and indicators that can be used to measure disciplinarities.