Paul Wouters

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Paul Wouters is program leader of the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (VKS) in the Netherlands and professor of knowledge dynamics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has published on the history of the Science Citation Index and in the fields of information science and scientometrics. Since 1999, he has focused on the emergence of new informational practices and structures in scholarly research. He is particularly interested in the implications of digital research objects for the dynamics of knowledge generation and translation.

Publications

Frandsen, Tove and Paul Wouters. 2009. "Turning working papers into journal articles: An exercise in microbibliometrics." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (4): 728-739.

Schneider, Steven, Kirsten Foot, and Paul Wouters. 2009. "Taking Web Archiving Seriously." In e-Research: Transformations in Scholarly Practice, edited by Nicholas Jankowski, 205-221. New York: Routledge.

Schneider, Steven, Kirsten Foot, and Paul Wouters. 2009. "Web Archiving as e-Research." In e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice, edited by Nicholas Jankowski, 205-221. New York: Routledge.

Scharnhorst, Andrea and Paul Wouters. 2008. "The other grids: generating variety." iSGTW International Science Grid This Week.

Thelwall, Mike, Paul Wouters, and Jenny Fry. 2008. "Information-Centered Research for Large-Scale Analyses of New Information Sources." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (9): 1523-1527.

Wouters, Paul. 2008. "eGeesteswetenschap is verrassend divers." Onderzoek Nederland (ON), 211, 5.

Wouters, Paul. 2008. "Promoveren op beeldende kunst." Onderzoek Nederland (ON) (323): 1.

Wouters, Paul, Katie Vann, Andrea Scharnhorst, Matt Ratto, Iina Hellsten, Jenny Fry, and Anne Beaulieu. 2008. "Messy Shapes of Knowledge - STS Explores Informatization, New Media, and Academic Work." In The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by Edward Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch, and Judy Wajcman, 319-353. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.

Beaulieu, Anne, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Paul Wouters. 2007. "Not Another Case Study: A Middle-Range Interrogation of Ethnographic Case Studies in the Exploration of E-science." Science, Technology & Human Values, 32 (6): 672-692.

Wouters, Paul, Katie Vann, Andrea Scharnhorst, Matt Ratto, Iina Hellsten, Jenny Fry, and Anne Beaulieu. 2007. "Messy Shapes of Knowledge—STS Explores Informatization, New Media, and Academic Work." In The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Third Edition, edited by Edward Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch, and Judy Wajcman, 1080. The MIT Press.

Talja, Sanna, Pertti Vakkari, Jenny Fry, and Paul Wouters. 2007. "Impact of research cultures on the use of digital library resources." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58 (11): 1674-1685.

Wouters, Paul and Anne Beaulieu. 2007. "Critical accountability: Dilemmas for interventionist studies of e-science." JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION, 12 (2).

Wouters, Paul. 2007. "Tibor Braun: A Gate Keeper of European Scientometrics." The Multidimensional World of Tibor Braun. A Multidisciplinary Encomium for His 75th Birthday. Special volume of the e-zine of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, 3, 83-84. Leuven: International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics.

Wouters, Paul, Christine Hine, Kirsten Foot, Steven Schgneider, Subbiah Arunachalam, and Raed Sharif. 2007. "Promise and Practice of Open Access to e-Science." In Past, Present, and Future of Research in the Information Society: Reflections at the Occasion of the World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis 2005, edited by W. Shrum, K.R. Benson, W.E. Bijker, and K. Brunnstein, 159-172. Springer.

Hellsten, Iina, Loet Leydesdorff, and Paul Wouters. 2006. "Multiple presents: how search engines rewrite the past." New Media & Society, 8 (6): 901-924.

Scharnhorst, Andrea, Peter van den Besselaar, and Paul Wouters. 2006. "What does the Web represent? From virtual ethnography to web indicators (Editorial, special issue)." Cybermetrics, 10 (1).

Scharnhorst, Andrea and Paul Wouters. 2006. "Web indicators – a new generation of S&T indicators?" Cybermetrics, 10 (1).

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "Aux origines de la scientométrie. La naissance du Science Citation Index." Actes de la recherche en sciences sociale, 164, 10-21.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "What is the matter with e-science: thinking aloud about informatisation in knowledge creation." Pantaneto Forum (23).

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "Naar nieuwe methoden en onderzoeksvragen - Virtual Knowledge Studio." Data & Research, 1 (1): 4.

Wouters, Paul, Colin Reddy, and Isidro Aguillo. 2006. "On the visibility of information on the Web: an exploratory experimental approach." Research Evaluation, 15 (2): 107-117.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "The Virtual Knowledge Studio and e-research in the humanities and social sciences - a case of instrumental filtering." In World Wide Work. Filtering of online content in a globalized world, edited by Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, 150-168. Amsterdam: VU University Press.

Wouters, Paul and Anne Beaulieu. 2006. "Imagining e-science beyond computation." In New Infrastructure for Knowledge Production: Understanding E-Science, edited by Christine Hine, 48-70. London: Information Science Publishing.

Shove, Elizabeth and Paul Wouters. Interactive Agenda Setting in the Social Sciences, Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC). Background paper for ‘Interactive Agenda Setting in the Social Sciences’, Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) Progamme, March 9-10, 2006. Abingdon, UK.

Wouters, Paul. Een Casimir: eindelijk tijd voor onderzoek. Onderzoek Nederland 161 (10 februari 2006), 5.

Presentations

Wouters, Paul. 2010. "E-Science and the end of theory." Keynote lecture at the workshop ‘Modelling Virtual Research Environments for the Humanities'. 2010, April 19. International College Morphomata and the Cologne Center for eHumanities of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Wouters, Paul. 2010. "Interfacing and interaction in the social sciences and humanities." Workshop on Users, Usability and User-engagement Based on e-Research, and Web 2.0. 2010, January 18. Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK.

Wouters, Paul. 2010. "Panel membership of the workshop eResearch2020: The role of e-Infrastructures in the creation of global virtual research communities." 2010, February 23-24. EU DG Information Society, Brussels, Belgium.

Kaltenbrunner, Wolfgang and Paul Wouters. 2009. "Controversial digitization: e-Humanities between cost-reduction and methodological innovation." Paper presented at Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, Cologne, Germany, June 24-26, 2010.

Wouters, Paul, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Krzysztof Suchecki. 2009. "An Agent Based Model of the Scientific and Scholarly System." Workshop 'Modelling science - Understanding, forecasting, and communicating the science system', 2009, October 6-9. 2009, October 8. Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Wouters, Paul. 2009. "Can You See What I Know? - Work in Progress Lecture." 2009, June 19. Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK.

Wouters, Paul and Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner. 2009. "Controversial Digitization: Trying to Transform a Scholarly Field by Reorganizing Its Instruments." Society for Social Studies of Science 2009 Annual Meeting, 2009, October 28-31. 2009, October 30. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2009. "e-Research and the end of theory." 2009, June 10. University of Oxford, UK.

Wouters, Paul. 2009. "e-Research as intervention." The 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, workshop 'Imagining, Identifying, and Investigating e-Research: An Extended Exploration', 2009, June 24-26. 2009, June 24. Cologne, Germany.

Wouters, Paul and Kurt De Belder. 2009. "e-Science: requirements for and impact on scholarly communication." Curating Research: e-Merging New Roles and Responsibilities in the European Landscape. 2009, April 17. National Library, The Hague, the Netherlands.

Wouters, Paul. 2009. "Research Practices, Infrastructures, Interfaces." e-Infrastructures for e-Science: 7th e-Infrastructures Concertation Meeting, 2009, October 12-14. 2009, October 13. European Union, Brussels, Belgium.

Wouters, Paul. 2008. "How do we study science and scholarship?" Science Studies Research Network. 2008, June 2. Simpson Center, University of Washington, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2008. "Member of concluding panel at workshop 'Expanding Interdisciplinarity from Campus to Communities'." Science Studies Research Network at the University of Washington. 2008, June 5-7. Simpson Center, University of Washington, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2008. "The promise and practice of e-research in the humanities and social sciences." E-science in Action - Workshop on Knowledge and ICTs. Advisory Council of Science and Technology Policy. 2008, April 22. Advisory Council of Science and Technology Policy, The Hague, the Netherlands.

Wouters, Paul. 2008. "Dolend dromen van het wereldbrein." Paper presented at Inaugural lecture. 2008, June 27. Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Wouters, Paul and Anne Beaulieu. 2007. "Changing Practices, Telling Stories, Building Tools in eresearch (Session STS and Information Studies I: Cyberinfrastructure/e-Science)." Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Session ‘STS and Information Studies I: Cyberinfrastructure/e-Science’. 2007, October 10-13. Montreal, Canada.

Wouters, Paul. 2007. "Conservative culture or diverging identities? – studying resistance to technology in academia." Third International Conference on e-Social Science, 2007, October 7-9. 2007, October 8. Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2007. "Forging new academic identities." 2007, May 1. Simpson Center, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2007. "IS as new partner for humanists & social scientists?" 2007, May 4. Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2007. "Science and Technology Studies views of e-social science. Panel." 2007, October 7-9. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2007. "Some Questions on Qualitative Methods in large-scale e-Social Science; paper at the pre-conference workshop “Understanding Infrastructure: dynamics, tensions, design, and data”." Third International Conference on e-Social Science, 2007, October 7-9. Paper at the pre-conference workshop ‘Understanding Infrastructure: dynamics, tensions, design, and data’. 2007, October 7. Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Wouters, Paul. 2007. "The informational turn: the implications of digital research objects for the humanities and social sciences." 2007, August 14. Borås, Sweden.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "Controversial references - the socio-semiotics of e-research in literary studies." Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Study of Science, 2006, November 1-5. 2006, November 2. Vancouver, Canada.

Wouters, Paul and Anne Beaulieu. 2006. "Critical Accountability: Dilemmas for Interventionist Studies of e-Science, Workshop Social Science Perspectives on e-Science." Second International Conference on e-Social Science, workshop ‘Social Science Perspectives on e-Science'. 2006, June 28-30. Manchester, UK.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "Humanities and the need for new models of e-research." Meet the Expert Series. 2006, October 19. National Library (KB), The Hague, the Netherlands.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "On the unease with the publication system." Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies and Spaces. EASST 2006. 2006, August 26. University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "Open Access to What for Whom?" CODESRIA/ASC Conference on Electronic Publishing and Dissemination ‘Bridging the North-South Divide in Scholarly Communication on Africa, Threats and Opportunities in the Digital Era’. 2006, September 6. Leiden, the Netherlands.

Wouters, Paul, Clifford Tatum, and Julie Villegas. 2006. "Paradox and Progress: Exploring Urban Culture in Amsterdam through Interdisciplinary e-Research." Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies and Spaces. EASST 2006. 2006, August 26. University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "The right style of publishing." Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies and Spaces. EASST 2006. 2006, August 26. University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "The Virtual Knowledge Studio and e-research in the humanities and social sciences - a case of instrumental filtering." FILTER Closing Event Filtering of Online Content in a Globalized World: good practice and recommendations. 2006, February 10. Chamber of Commerce, de Ruyterkade 5, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "Web archieven als onderzoeksinstrument - zit daar muziek in?" Erfgoed Interactief, Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland. 2006, December 12-13. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Wouters, Paul. 2006. "What are the links between organization studies and STS?" Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies and Spaces. EASST 2006. 2006, August 26. University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Wouters, Paul, Christine Hine, Kirsten Foot, Steven Schneider, Subbiah Arunachalam, and Raed Sharif. 2006. "Promise and Practice of Open Access to e-Science." Paper presented at Past, present and future of research in het information science. Proceedings of WSIS. November 13-15, 2005. Tunis, Tunisia. 159-173.