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Writings > Scientific Materials and Resources > Sites of Collections

Below are my publications organized by topics and themes. If you'd like to see a list of writings please click here

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I use the term 'sites of collection' to mark where data, specimens and other scientific materials come from. This may be, for example, a geographic site for ecologists, or study participants for biomedicine.


Ribes D and Polk JB. (OnlineFirst). Organizing for Ontological Change: The Kernel of a Research Infrastructure. Social Studies of Science (SSS).

Ribes D. (2014). The Kernel of a Research Infrastructure. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). ACM, 574-587.

Ribes, D. and J. B. Polk (2012). Historical Ontology and Infrastructure. Proceedings of the 2012 iConference. Toronto, CA, ACM: 252-264.

Jackson, S. J., D. Ribes, et al. (2011). Collaborative rhythm: temporal dissonance and alignment in collaborative scientific work. ACM 2011 conference on Computer supported cooperative work. Hangzhou, China, ACM: 245-254.

Ribes, David, and S. J. Jackson. 2013. Data Bite Man: The Work of Sustaining a Long-Term Study. In "Raw Data" is an Oxymoron, edited by L. Gitelman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 147-166.