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Writings > Topics & Theoretical Themes > The Long Now, Temporality and Sustainability

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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Ribes, D. and T. A. Finholt (2009). "The long now of infrastructure: Articulating tensions in development." Journal for the Association of Information Systems (JAIS): Special issue on eInfrastructures 10(5): 375-398.

Research infrastructures face many challenges as they seek to become long term and as they are sustained over time. Using cross case comparisons, this article identifies and illustrates nine tensions such organizations face at institutional, organizational and practical scales.

Ribes D and Polk JB. (2014) Flexibility relative to what? Change to Research Infrastructure. Special Issue of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS) on Innovation in Information Infrastructures 15: 287-305.

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.