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Information Dissemination in Academia

Jerry Yu Qin, Author

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A History of the Poster Session lays out the basic origins of the poster session, its spread throughout the realm of the Natural Sciences and ultimately its ubiquity in institutions of higher education today. This section includes original memes generated to illustrate the innovation of the poster session at its beginnings in the 1970s and links to Dr. Francoise Waquet's in depth collection of essays on the first reactions of the scientists who attended these poster sessions. 

Existing Alternatives explores a range of digital alternatives that stems from the world of higher education. Utilizing the power of digital production, institutions have began to explore options such as digital poster session and using born-digital content to displace some of the traditional formats of information dissemination in higher education and thus challenging the notion of authorship in the 21st century. 

Barriers to Implementation explains possible  roadblocks to incorporating digital production into higher education. What forces are holding institutions back from shifting to a digital based platform for information creation and sharing? And how idea of authorship and co-authorship can exist and grow in the era of born-digital content. 

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