Professor Eric T. Meyer

 Professor Eric T. Meyer

Professor Meyer is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the OII. His research in the field of social informatics focuses on the changing nature of knowledge creation across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.

Email: eric.meyer@oii.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287218

Profile

Professor Eric T. Meyer is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, where he has been on the faculty since 2007. Professor Meyer's research focuses on the transition from analogue to digital technologies in research and knowledge creation across disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. His research has included both qualitative and quantitative work with marine biologists, genetics researchers, physicists, digital humanities scholars, social scientists using big data, theatre artists, librarians, and organizations involved in computational approaches to research.

His project on understanding the varieties of impacts digital resources in the humanities has resulted in the TIDSR (http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/tidsr/) resource, recommended by several funders as an example of best practice in measuring the impacts of digital collections. TIDSR has been used by a variety of projects and organizations both to measure and enhance their impact; details of publications and case studies using TIDSR are available on the TISDSR toolkit webpage.

His work has been published in a variety of journals, books, and conference proceedings, available by following the tabs above. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, including keynote addresses in Florence, Aberdeen, Prague, The Hague, Leeds, and elsewhere, and has given invited lectures at universities including Harvard, Cambridge, King's, Edinburgh, Chalmers, Borås, Dalhousie, Rensselaer, Sheffield, Bath, Southampton, and others.

Professor Meyer's research has received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the European Commission, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Jisc, Nesta, RIN, and others.

As Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Meyer is responsible for overseeing the overall running of the MSc and DPhil programmes at the OII.

Professor Meyer earned his PhD in information science, specializing in social informatics, at Indiana University, where his award-winning dissertation examined how marine biologists who rely on photographic evidence to identify individual marine mammals have seen significant changes in their everyday work practices as they switched from film photography to digital photography.

His professional and personal networks can be found on SSRN, Flickr, Facebook, Slideshare, Academia.edu, and Twitter.

Research interests

social informatics, big data, computational research, digital humanities, information practices, information science, social aspects of science and technology, digital photography, scientometrics, digital ethnography

Positions held at the OII

  • Associate Professor, May 2014 -
  • Director of Graduate Studies, April 2014 -
  • Senior Research Fellow, August 2013 -
  • DPhil Programme Director, September 2012 - September 2014
  • Research Fellow, September 2007 - July 2013

Research

Current projects

  • Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities

    January 2014 - March 2015

    The Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project works with data derived from the UK domain crawl from 1996 to 2013, in order to develop a framework for the study of web archive data and produce a major history of the UK web space.

  • OxDEG: The Oxford Digital Ethnography Group

    September 2013 -

    OxDEG, the Oxford Digital Ethnography Group, comprises students and faculty members from Oxford University who discuss and share ideas about the evolution of ethnography in a heavily mediated world.

  • TIDSR: Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources

    June 2008 -

    The TIDSR best practices toolkit includes a number of elements to aid researchers and funding bodies to assess the impact of their digitisation projects, including measures that have been judged to be effective measures of impact.

Past projects

  • Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge

    October 2012 - May 2014

    The project will follow 'big data' from its public and private origins through open and closed pathways into the social sciences, and document and shape the ways they are being accessed and used to create new knowledge about the social world.

  • Big Data: Demonstrating the Value of the UK Web Domain Dataset for Social Science Research

    February 2012 - February 2014

    This project aims to enhance JISC's UK Web Domain archive, a 30 TB archive of the .uk country-code top level domain collected from 1996 to 2010. It will extract link graphs from the data and disseminate social science research using the collection.

  • SECT: Sustaining the EEBO-TCP Corpus in Transition

    February 2012 - July 2013

    SECT will carry out an investigation into the sustainability of the EEBO-TCP corpus and aims to develop strategies to secure a sustainable future for the collection.

  • Evaluating Digital Tools for Theatre and Dance: BAC Scratch Online

    October 2011 - November 2012

    Theatre and dance have fallen a long way behind music in the way they connect with audiences digitally. This project aims to understand how audiences can be engaged in the creative process, by evaluating the BAC's Scratch Online platform.

  • Digital Impacts: A Synthesis Report and Workshop

    February - May 2011

    This project was designed to synthesize the evidence about the impact that digital resources are having on various audiences, and how resource providers have stepped up efforts to embed resources into the practices of communities.

  • Using Web Archives: A Futures Perspective

    February - June 2011

    Web archives are the best hope for future researchers to understand the web of yesterday and today, but efforts to ensure that archives will be useful are lagging. This report asks what challenges web archives face, and suggests how to address them.

  • Physical Science Information Practices

    September 2010 - July 2011

    Exploring the information seeking, organizing, archiving and communicating capacities of physical sciences communities as a study case (and role model) for effective information processing regimes and behaviours in complex problem-solving tasks.

  • SESERV Consortium: Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects

    September 2010 - September 2012

    The SESERV consortium aims to maximize research impact by raising awareness of socio-economic trends in the areas of incentives, accounting, Digital Europe, and risk management, and by addressing possible policy priorities within the research community.

  • KNETWORKS: Dissemination and Networks of Knowledge in the Atlantic Area

    July 2010 - July 2012

    KNETWORKS aims to create a strong knowledge sharing and dissemination network in the Atlantic area to promote the exchange of good practices and implementation strategies for building and exploiting a 21st century knowledge and information society.

  • Researcher Engagement with Web Archives

    April - August 2010

    This project explores how to bridge the gap between archivists and researchers, and how preserved web content archives might be used by researchers and others to ask meaningful new questions.

  • Humanities Information Practices

    February - November 2010

    Many humanities scholars are enthusiastic users of digital resources, however there is a potential mismatch between what (and how) resources are offered, and how scholars might use them. How should they be designed to ensure maximum use by scholars?

  • eResearch 2020

    February 2009 - February 2010

    Aiming to better understand the organizational, collaborative and technological developments in e-Infrastructures which are effective in supporting virtual research organizations in different fields.

  • Digitised Resources: A Usage and Impact Study

    June 2008 - April 2009

    This project combined quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the impact of online scholarly resources and to develop a best practices toolkit that allows assessment of the impact of digitisation projects by researchers and funding bodies.

  • World Wide Web of Humanities

    April 2008 - March 2009

    Establishing a framework for e-Humanities research using available open source tools and technologies and archived web content to create novel research interfaces to the first of many, scholarly, e-Humanities web collections.

  • PEACH: Presence Research in Action

    May 2006 - April 2010

    Presence research focuses on understanding and controlling the cognitive experience of being somewhere, or someone: we are analysing social impact scenarios to raise and address potential ethical and policy issues relating to Presence technologies.

  • OeSS: The Oxford e-Social Science Project

    October 2005 - March 2012

    The Oxford e-Social Science project aims to understand how e-Research projects negotiate various social, ethical, legal and organizational forces and constraints, in order to help researchers avoid these problems when building scientific collaborations.

  • The e-Horizons Institute

    October 2005 - April 2009

    The e-Horizons Institute researched the coming technological breakthroughs in e-science that will have cross-sector social and economic implications as they are taken up by business, government and other actors.

  • Digital Photography and Scientific Practice

    October 2004 - August 2007

    This dissertation project examines the intersection between technology and scientific practice for marine mammal scientists who use digital photography.

Publications

Articles

Books

  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2014) Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E. (2013) Digital Transformations of Knowledge. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Chapters

Conference papers

  • Hale, S.A., Yasseri, T., Cowls, J., Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R., and Margetts, H. (2014) Mapping the UK webspace: Fifteen years of British universities on the web. ACM WebSci'14, Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Meyer, E.T., and Schroeder, R. (2013) Digital Humanities or Humanities, Digital? Paper presented at Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences, KNAW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R., and Taylor, L. (2013) The Boundaries of Big Data. Paper presented at SIG-SI Symposium, ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E.T. (2012) The End(s) of e-Research. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Annual Meeting, Salford, UK.
  • Power, L., Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E.T. (2010) e-Research and the Varieties of Online Collaborative Knowledge. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Annual Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E.T. (2012) Big Data: What's New? Paper presented at Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges?, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Antonijević, S., Wyatt, S., Bulger, M., and Meyer, E.T. (2012) Digital Humanities in Practice Practices: Challenges, and Directions in Digital Humanities Scholarship. Paper presented at Digital Humanities Congress 2012, Sheffield.
  • Meyer, E.T., and Hjorth, I. (2012) Connecting performance artists with digital audiences: A case study of Scratch Online. Paper presented at Electronic Visualization and the Arts, London.
  • Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E.T. (2011) Digital Transformations of Research. Paper presented at A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, University of Oxford.
  • Bulger, M., Eccles, K., Antonijevic, S., and Meyer, E.T. (2011) Humanities Information Practices. Paper presented at A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, University of Oxford.
  • Power, L., Bulger, M., and Meyer, E.T. (2011) Physical and Life Sciences Information Practices. Paper presented at A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, University of Oxford.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2011) Economics of Privacy: A Social Science View. Paper presented at the Future Internet Assembly, Budapest.
  • de la Flor, G., Jirotka, M., and Meyer, E.T. (2011) Accessing Medieval Music: from material codex to digital specimen. Paper presented at Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
  • Barjak, F., Schroeder, R., Meyer, E.T., et al. (2010) Mapping the Varieties of e-Research Infrastructure and Virtual Research Communities. Paper presented at UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E.T. (2010) Digital Data, Styles of Science, and Types of Collaborative Research Organization. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Conference on the Social Life of Methods, ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), St Hugh's College, University of Oxford.
  • Meyer, E.T., Graham, M., and Schroeder, R. (2010) Online visibility, local practices, and access to global knowledge. Paper presented at the XVII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2009) Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences. Paper presented at the 104th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 8-11 August 2009.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2009) The future of researching the past of the Internet. Paper presented at 'missing links: the enduring web', Digital Preservation Coalition, JISC, and the UK Web Archiving Consortium. The British Library, London, 21 July 2009.
  • Schroeder, R. and Meyer, E.T. (2009) Scientific Communication and Online Research. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Communications Association Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 8-10 July 2009.
  • Meyer, E.T., Eccles, K. and Madsen, C. (2009) Digitisation as e-Research infrastructure: Access to materials and research capabilities in the Humanities. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, Cologne, Germany, 24-26 June 2009.
  • Eccles, K., Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R., Kertcher, Z., Barjak, F., Huesing, T. and Robinson, S. (2009) The Future of e-Research Infrastructures. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, Cologne, 24-26 June 2009.
  • Schroeder, R., Meyer, E.T. and Park, H.W. (2009) Mapping Global e-Research: Scientometrics and Webometrics. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, 24-26 June 2009, Cologne.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. and Dutton, W.H. (2008) The Role of e-Infrastructures in the Transformation of Research Practices and Outcomes. Paper presented at the 4th Annual SIG-SI Social Informatics Workshop, American Society for Information Science & Technology, Columbus, OH, 25 October 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2008) Rethinking Research: The Social Implications of e-Research technologies. Paper presented at Internet Research 9.0, the annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16-18 October 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. and Madsen, C. (2008) The World Wide Web of Humanities: Archives for Researching the Web. Paper presented at Website Histories - Theories, Methods, Analysis 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, 14 October 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2008) e-Infrastructures and Research Practices. Paper presented at the 4th Annual SIG-SI Social Informatics Workshop, American Society for Information Science and Technology, Columbus, Ohio.
  • de la Flor, G. and Meyer, E. (2008) Talking 'bout a revolution: Framing e-Research as a computerization movement. eResearch08 Conference, University of Oxford, 11-13 September 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. and Power, L. (2008) e-Research 2.0: Taking the Measure of Web 2.0 in e-Research. Paper presented at Oxford e-Research 08 Conference, Oxford, UK, 11-13 September 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Dutton, W.H. (2008) Top-Down e-Infrastructure Meets Bottom-Up Research Innovation: Fitting e-Social Science Visions to the Realities. Paper presented at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Edinburgh, UK, 8-11 September 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2008) Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences. Paper presented at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Edinburgh, UK, 8-11 September 2008.
  • Schroeder, R. and Meyer, E.T. (2008) e-Research and the Transformations of Knowledge. Paper presented at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Edinburgh, UK, 8-11 September 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2008) Rethinking Research: The Social Implications of e-Research technologies. Paper presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 20-23 August 2008.
  • Dutton, W.H. and Meyer, E.T. (2008) e-Social Science as an Experience Technology: Distance From, and Attitudes Toward, e-Research. 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, UK, 18-19 June 2008.
  • Schroeder, R. and Meyer, E.T. (2008) Towards a Comparative Sociology of Virtual Worlds. Paper presented at the Cultures of Virtual Worlds Conference, University of California, Irvine, CA, 25-26 April 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2008) Managing the Social in Collaborative e-Research. Paper presented at the Project Management in e-Science Conference, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK, 10-11 April 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R., and Dutton, W.H. (2008) The Role of e-Infrastructures in the Transformation of Research Practices and Outcomes. Paper presented at the iConference 2008, iFutures: Systems, Selves, Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Meyer, E. (2007) Moving from small science to big science: Social and organizational impediments to large scale data sharing. 3rd International Conference on e-Social Science, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 7-9 October 2007.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2007) Organize the Whales!: Marine biology and the challenges of organizing scientific digital photographs. Paper presented at Memory practices in computer-mediated communities: a research methods workshop, part of the 3rd International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Lansing, MI, 28-30 June 2007.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2007) Studying Scientists and their Technology: Digital photography as a lens for understanding how marine biologists use technology in their work. Paper presented at Scientific Practice as Ordinary Action: An International Workshop on Scientists at Work, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 22-23 March 2007.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2006) Digital photography use by marine mammal scientists. Paper presented at 'Interrogating the social realities of information and communications systems' ASIST pre-conference workshop, Austin, TX, 4 November 2006.
  • Meyer, E. T. (2005) Framing the Photographs: Understanding Digital Photography as a Computerization Movement. Paper presented at the workshop Extending the Contributions of Professor Rob Kling to the Analysis of Computerization Movements, Irvine, CA, 11-12 March 2005.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2005) Communication Regimes: A Conceptual Framework for Examining IT and Social Change in Organizations. In: A.Grove (ed.) Proceedings of the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) 42, Charlotte, NC.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2004) Digital Photography as a Computerization Movement: Communication regimes and social change. Paper presented at the Annual Doctoral Research Forum, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Kling, R. (2003) Communication Regimes And Digital Images: Understanding Communication Regimes, Digital Photography And The Internet. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 19 October 2003.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Kling, R. (2003) To Photoshop or Not to Photoshop: Digital Manipulation and the STIN Framework. Paper presented at the Doctoral Research Forum, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2000) Information Inequality and UCITA. In: D.H.Kraft (Ed.) Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) 37, Chicago, IL, 13-16 November 2000.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Kling, R. (2000) The Research Divide: Internet Commons, Scholarly Participation and Pre-print Servers. Proceedings of Constituting the Commons: Crafting Sustainable Commons in the New Millennium, the Eighth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, Bloomington, IN, 31 May - 4 June 2000.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Kling, R. (2000) Technology & Unequal Participation: Access to electronic working paper repositories and scholarly participation in elite scientific communities. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Presentations

  • Meyer, E.T. (2013) Ethnography, and the Internet. Paper presented at Ethnography in the Network conference, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
  • Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E.T. (2013, April) Big Data in the Social Sciences and Its Discontents. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • Schroeder, R., and Meyer, E.T. (2012) The Scientific Styles of e-Research. Paper presented at 4S (Society for the Social Studies of Science) Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Antonijević, S., Wyatt, S., Bulger, M., and Meyer, E.T. (2012) Digital Humanities in Practice Practices: Challenges, and Directions in Digital Humanities Scholarship. Paper presented at Digital Humanities Congress 2012, Sheffield.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2011) Web Archiving: The State of the Art and the Future. Invited talk at The Future of the Past of the Web, Digital Preservation Coalition, The British Library, London.
  • Power, L., and Meyer, E.T. (2010) Sharing ideas and sharing data: Researchers and Web 2.0. Talk presented at Users, e-Research, and Web 2.0, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford.
  • Schroeder, R., Meyer, E.T., and Eccles, K. (2009) Bottom-up, Top-Down, and other social and technological dynamics of e-Research. Talk presented at UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Turilli, M., Schroeder, R., Jirotka, M., Lloyd, S., and Meyer, E.T. (2009) Web 2.0 Tool for e-Research Project Management. Talk presented at UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R., and Park, H.W. (2009) Mapping e-Research. Presented at Modelling science - Understanding, forecasting, and communicating the science system. Rathenau Institute and Virtual Knowledge Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2009) Measuring the impact of digitisation projects. Talk presented at the High Volume Digitisation workshop, The New Technology Institute, Birmingham, UK.
  • Schroeder, R., Power, L. and Meyer, E. (2009) Community-Driven Discovery in Biology. Presented at the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Brisbane, July 12-16 2009.
  • Eccles, K. and Meyer, E.T. (2009) What makes an online resource a well used resource? Users, impact and metrics. Talk at JISC Digital Content Conference 2009, Gloucestershire, UK, 30 June-1 July 2009.
  • Meyer, E. and Eccles, K. (2009) Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources: Qualitative Methods. Presented at 'Humanities on the Web: Is it working?', Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 19 March 2009.
  • Meyer, E. and Madsen, C. (2009) TIDSR Survey Data. Presented at 'Humanities on the Web: Is it working?', Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 19 March 2009.
  • Madsen, C. and Meyer, E. (2009) Selecting and Analysing the WWI and WWII Collections. Presented at 'Humanities on the Web: Is it working?', Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 19 March 2009.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2008) Socio-Technical Perspectives on Digital Photography: Scientific Digital Photography Use by Marine Mammal Researchers. Talk presented in special session for recipients of national awards, in recognition of this work's winning the ProQuest Dissertation of the Year Award. American Society for Information Science & Technology, Columbus, OH, 27 October 2008.
  • Schroeder, R. and Meyer, E.T. (2008) Second Science: e-Science in Second Life. Panel presentation at Internet Research 9.0, the annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16-18 October 2008.
  • Eccles, K. and Meyer, E.T. (2008) e-Research, the Oxford Internet Institute, and Gauging the Impact of Online Scholarly Resources. UKOLN Seminar Series, University of Bath, October 2008.
  • Dutton, W.H. and Meyer, E.T. (2008) eSocial Science: Awareness, Support and Practice. Presentation to Management Board of the UK National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS), 30 June 2008.
  • Dutton, W.H. and Meyer, E.T. (2008) e-Social Science as an Experience Technology: Distance From, and Attitudes Toward, e-Research [Presentation Slides]. 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, UK, 18-19 June 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2008) The World Wide Web of Research and Access to Knowledge. 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, UK, 18-19 June 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. and Power, L. (2008) e-Research 2.0: Taking the Measure of Web 2.0 in e-Research. 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, UK, 18-19 June 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. and Dutton, W.H. (2008) The Role of e-Infrastructures in the Transformation of Research Practices and Outcomes. iConference 2008, UCLA, Los Angeles, LA, 28 February-1 March 2008.
  • Meyer, E.T. and Jirotka, M. (2008) The Social Shaping of e-Research. Talk presented at the National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS) Showcase, Manchester, UK, 16 January 2008.
  • Meyer, E. (2007) Tensions between established practice and changing technologies: Marine mammal scientists and digital photography. Society for the Social Studies of Sciences (4S) Annual Conference 2007, Montreal Canada, 11-13 October 2007.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2007) Scientific digital photography: The case of marine mammal research. Poster presented at ALISE Doctoral Research Poster Session, ALISE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 15-18 January 2007.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2006) Science and digital photography. Poster presented at iSchool Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, 15-17 October 2006.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2006) Socio-technical Interaction Networks: A discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and future of Kling's STIN model. Presented in the plenary session of the Seventh International Conference 'Human Choice and Computers' (HCC7), Maribor, Slovenia, 21-23 September 2006.
  • Meyer, E.T., Hara, N. and Rosenbaum, H. (2005) How Photobloggers are Framing a New Computerization Movement. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 6-9 October 2005.

Reports

Theses

Working papers

Teaching

Courses taught at the OII

DPhil students supervised at the OII

Current students

Completed students

  • Lucy Power

    e-Research in the life sciences: from invisible to virtual colleges

Webcasts

  • Big Data at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) with Professor Eric T. Meyer

    Big Data at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) with Professor Eric T. Meyer

    Recorded on: 16 July 2014 Duration: 00:02:01

    Eric Meyer discusses the work on big data being done at the Oxford Internet Institute.

  • Leveraging Social Science Tools to Understand the Digital Humanities

    Leveraging Social Science Tools to Understand the Digital Humanities

    Recorded on: 7 February 2013 Duration: 00:13:46

    Eric Meyer speaks about how technology is transforming access to and dissemination of knowledge, as part of a series organised by the Cultural Heritage Programme, University of Oxford.

  • Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources

    Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources

    Recorded on: 1 October 2012 Duration: 00:05:21

    Eric Meyer discusses a best practices toolkit, the Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources (TIDSR), developed at the OII to assess the impact of digitisation projects.

  • Digital Methods: Interview with Eric Meyer

    Digital Methods: Interview with Eric Meyer

    Recorded on: 9 July 2012 Duration: 00:03:17

    Eric Meyer discusses his talk "From e-Science to Big Data and Beyond: how technological innovations are shaped by disciplines to transform research" at the first Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology seminar (University of the West of England).

  • Impact and Embedding of Digitised Resources

    Impact and Embedding of Digitised Resources

    Recorded on: 20 May 2011 Duration: 01:26:35

    Eric Meyer presents a summary and synthesis of JISC-funded work to measure the impact of their digitised resources and develop case studies for embedding them in teaching and research.

  • The Impact of Digital Content (Roundtable Discussion)

    The Impact of Digital Content (Roundtable Discussion)

    Recorded on: 20 May 2011 Duration: 00:38:33

    A panel session to facilitate discussion about the future of digital content, the role that measuring impact will play, and how the value of digital content can be demonstrated.

  • Tools for Measuring the Impact of Digitised Resources

    Tools for Measuring the Impact of Digitised Resources

    Recorded on: 20 May 2011 Duration: 00:40:03

    Eric Meyer and Kathryn Eccles present the "Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources" and discuss methods for analysing online impact.

  • Society and the Internet Series. 6: Scholarship in the Digital Age

    Society and the Internet Series. 6: Scholarship in the Digital Age

    Recorded on: 15 November 2010 Duration: 00:03:37

    Eric Meyer discusses the main themes of his lecture in the OII's "Society and the Internet" lecture series: how does the Internet transform knowledge production? Does it enable new research questions to be asked?

  • The World Wide Web of Humanities: Project Workshop

    The World Wide Web of Humanities: Project Workshop

    Recorded on: 19 March 2009 Duration: 00:52:00

    Results of a project that aims to establish a framework for e-Humanities research using open source tools and technologies and archived web content to create novel research interfaces to the first of many, scholarly, e-Humanities web collections.

  • Toolkits for e-Humanities: Project Workshop

    Toolkits for e-Humanities: Project Workshop

    Recorded on: 19 March 2009 Duration: 01:11:16

    Presenting the results of the Digitised Resources: A Usage and Impact Study project, which combines quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the impact of online scholarly resources.

News

Blog

  • Big Data and Public Policy Workshop

    Eric Meyer on 15 Sep 2013 12:41PM

    On 13 September 2013, I attended a great workshop at the Harvard Faculty Club organized by my colleagues Vicki Nash and Helen Margetts of the Oxford Internet Institute and the journal Policy and Internet on the topic of “Responsible Research Agendas for [...]

  • Tanner’s new impact model

    Eric Meyer on 29 Oct 2012 15:14PM

    Simon Tanner at King’s College London has released his new impact study at http://simon-tanner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-balanced-value-impact-model.html. This work provides a model for thinking about, measuring and documenting the impact of [...]

  • CFP: Small data in a Big Data world

    Eric Meyer on 25 Oct 2012 13:21PM

    The following call for papers comes in from my friend Lois Scheidt. They will be taking a critical look at big data, and what it means for the practice of research. CFP “Small Data” in a “Big Data” World, Panel at International Congress of Qualitative [...]

  • AoIR Presentation

    Eric Meyer on 25 Oct 2012 12:12PM

    The slides here were ones we presented about the end(s) of eresearch and the beginings of big data at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Internet Research 13 (http://ir13.aoir.org/) meeting in Salford. The End(s) of e-Research from Eric Meyer [...]