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Wobbly Update: Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems

Just a small update; I have been rather busy with stuff so I have not been able to update my blog properly. I have been and still am working on a very big blog post, though. And I guarantee you that that blog post will be very awesome. Until that time, a small update on something interesting that I have found through my FriendFeed contacts. Looks like the number of repositories have increased by one: Sprouts

Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems is an Open Access publication that provides a fast-turnaround outlet for authentic and original research and work-in-progress carried out by scholars of the information systems field and members of AIS, the Association for Information Systems. Sprouts is devoted to research about the ways in which information is generated and used in the prevailing complex socio-technical landscape.

Sprouts is special because it focuses on Information Systems. Which is still relatively a new field to embrace the Open Access preprint culture. I know Social Science Research Network has a special section for (working) papers on Information Systems, but having one specifically for Information Systems sends a stronger signal in terms of recognizing the value of OA preprints. At least in my opinion anyway.

Interesting progress for the Open Access theme!

  1. February 12, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Hi, Wobbler!

    Been enjoying your comments on FF. Scholarly comm. is also an interest of mine as a lapsed linguist choosing to teach others to write in a scholarly fashion…or something to that effect.

    This is just a means of saying hi — I’ll be checking out the SSRN and I very much appreciate the journal list!


  2. February 12, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    Hi Mickey,

    Thanks for your visit and comment! I am feeling a bit of pressure, though. My English Grammar/Spelling is not quite perfect, unfortunately. So having someone like you linger around here feels a bit intimidating!

    Oh well, maybe that will stimulate me to try harder and write better 🙂

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