Eric T. Meyer is Professor of Social Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies. His research looks at the changing nature of knowledge creation in science, medicine, social science, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.

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

tel: +44 (0)1865 287218

Eric T. Meyer is Professor of Social Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies at the OII, 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.

Selected Publications

Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2015) Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Meyer, E.T. (2014) Examining the Hyphen: The Value of Social Informatics for Research and Teaching. In Rosenbaum, H., Fichman, P. (Eds) Social Informatics: Past, Present and Future. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholarly Publishers, Chapter 3.

Gómez-Cruz, E., Meyer, E.T. (2012) Creation and Control in the Photographic Process: iPhones and the emerging fifth moment of photography. Photographies 5 (2) 203-221.

Dutton, W.H., and Meyer, E.T. (2010) Enabling or Mediating the Social Sciences? The Opportunities and Risks of Bottom-Up Innovation. In W.H. Dutton and P.Jeffreys (Eds.), World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pp. 165-184.

Meyer, E.T., and Schroeder, R. (2009) Untangling the Web of e-Research: Towards a Sociology of Online Knowledge. Journal of Informetrics 3 (3) 246-260.

Meyer, E.T. (2009) Moving from small science to big science: Social and organizational impediments to large scale data sharing. In Jankowski, N. (Ed.), e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice (Routledge Advances in Research Methods series). New York: Routledge, pp. 147-159.

Areas of Interest for Doctoral Supervision

Arts, big data, crowdsourcing, cultural industries, digital humanities, e-research, ethnography, health, human-computer interaction, innovation, knowledge, open data, social informatics, virtual communities, virtual environments, web archive

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

  • Professor of Social Informatics, July 2016 –
  • Director of Graduate Studies, April 2014 –
  • Associate Professor, May 2014 – June 2016
  • Senior Research Fellow, August 2013 – June 2016
  • DPhil Programme Director, September 2012 – October 2014
  • Research Fellow, September 2007 – July 2013

Students supervised at the OII

Past students


Latest blog posts

  • The Web at 25

    Date Published: 4 August 2016 - 11:04 am

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    I am sitting here reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the creation of the first web page by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on 6 August [...]

  • Big Data and Public Policy Workshop

    Date Published: 15 September 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    On 13 September 2013, I attended a great workshop at the Harvard Faculty Club organized by my colleagues Vicki Nash and Helen Margetts of [...]

  • Tanner’s new impact model

    Date Published: 29 October 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    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 [...]

Current projects

  • The Future of Healthcare: Computerisation and Automation, and General Practice Services

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Michael A. Osborne, Dr Angela Coulter, Dr Carl Benedikt Frey, Dr Matt Willis

    The Future of Healthcare: Computerisation, Automation, and General Practice Services project is a collaboration between the Oxford Internet Institute, the Oxford Department of Engineering Science, and the Oxford Martin School, at the University of Oxford.

  • HUMANE: a typology, method and roadmap for HUman-MAchine Networks

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Taha Yasseri, Dr Ruth Olimpia García Gavilanes, Dr Milena Tsvetkova

    In this project we evaluate Human-Machine Networks by focusing on two cases of peer-production in Wikipedia and citizen science projects in Zooniverse by applying quantitative methods to transactional big data.

  • Data for Policy

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer

    A study of big data and other innovative data-driven approaches for evidence-informed policy making.

  • OxDEG: The Oxford Digital Ethnography Group

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Heather Ford, John McManus, Shireen Walton, Dr William Kelly

    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

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer

    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

  • Big Data for Advancing Dementia Research

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Ulrike Deetjen

    The aim of this study is to undertake an in-depth examination of the practices in data sharing to advance the science of dementia and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Josh Cowls

    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.

  • Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Linnet E. M. Taylor, Josh Cowls

    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

    Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon, Dr Scott A. Hale, Tom Nicholls, Dr Taha Yasseri, Dr Jonathan Bright

    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

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Judith Siefring, Michael Popham

    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

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Isis Hjorth

    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.

  • Using Web Archives: A Futures Perspective

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Arthur Thomas, Professor Eric T. Meyer

    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.

  • Digital Impacts: A Synthesis Report and Workshop

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Kathryn Eccles

    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.

  • Physical Science Information Practices

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Marina Jirotka, Dr Annamaria Carusi, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Lucy Power, Dr Monica Bulger, Dr Andrea Scharnhorst, Dr Will Venters, Dr Monica Bulger, Dr Melissa Terras, Dr Sally Wyatt, Avgousta Kyriakidou, Peter Williams

    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

    Participants: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Cristobal Cobo

    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

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Cristobal Cobo

    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

    Participants: Dr Arthur Thomas, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Christine Madsen, Dr Sally Wyatt, Dr Charles van den Heuval, Dr Meghan Dougherty

    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

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Marina Jirotka, Dr Annamaria Carusi, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Christine Madsen, Tim Davies, Dr Kathryn Eccles, Dr Monica Bulger, Grace de la Flor, Dr Tim Webmoor, Dr Claire Warwick, Dr Melissa Terras, Dr Sally Wyatt, Smiljana Antonijevic, Dr Anne Beaulieu

    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

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Kathryn Eccles

    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

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Mike Thelwall, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Christine Madsen, Dr Kathryn Eccles

    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

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Robert Ackland, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Christine Madsen

    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

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Malte Ziewitz, Professor Eric T. Meyer

    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

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Paul Allan David, Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Marina Jirotka, Dr Annamaria Carusi, Dr Matthijs den Besten, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Kathryn Eccles, Professor Christopher Millard, Professor Michael Parker, Dr Justine Pila, Professor Tina Piper, Dr Michael Spence, Professor David Vaver

    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

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Paul Allan David, Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Marina Jirotka, Professor Anne Trefethen, Professor Paul Jeffreys, Professor Eric T. Meyer

    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

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer

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

Books

  • Meyer, E.T. and Schroeder, R. (2015) Knowledge Machines Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities. MIT Press.

Chapters

  • Meyer, E. (2014) "Examining the Hyphen: The Value of Social Informatics for Research and Teaching" In: Social Informatics Past, Present and Future Fichman, P. and Rosenbaum, H. (eds.). Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 56-72.
  • Shotton, D., Meyer, E.T., Madsen, C. and Fry, J. (2010) "Digital resources and the future of libraries: Data webs for image repositories" In: World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. 98-101.
  • Bowman, A., Meyer, E.T., Madsen, C. and Fry, J. (2010) "Digital resources and the future of libraries: Digital technology and ancient manuscripts" In: World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. 102-106.
  • Meyer, E.T., Madsen, C. and Fry, J. (2010) "Digital resources and the future of libraries" In: World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. 83-97.
  • Dutton, W.H. and Meyer, E.T. (2010) "Enabling or mediating the social sciences? The opportunities and risks of bottom-up innovation" In: World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. 165-184.
  • Procter, R., Dutton, W.H. and Meyer, E.T. (2010) "Enabling or mediating the social sciences? The opportunities and risks of bottom-up innovation: An e-infrastructure for the social sciences" In: World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. 185-187.
  • Zhu, J.J.H., Li, X., Dutton, W.H. and Meyer, E.T. (2010) "Enabling or mediating the social sciences? The opportunities and risks of bottom-up innovation: Chinese e-Social Science: A low- end approach" In: World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. 188-190.
  • Meyer, E.T. (2009) "Moving from small science to big science: Social and organizational impediments to large scale data sharing" In: e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice. 147-159.
  • Meyer, E. (2008) "Digital Photography" In: Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication St Amant, K. and Kelsey, S. (eds.). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. 791-803.
  • Meyer, E. (2008) "Framing the Photographs: Understanding Digital Photography as a Computerization Movement" In: Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion: From Mainframes to Ubiquitous Computing Kraemer, K.L. and Elliot, M.S. (eds.). Medford, NJ, USA: Information Today, Inc.. 173-199.
  • Meyer, E. (2006) "Socio-technical Interaction Networks: A discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and future of Kling's STIN model" In: IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 223, Social Informatics: An Information Society for All? In Remembrance of Rob Kling Berleur, J., Numinen, M.I. and Impagliazzo, J. (eds.). Boston: Springer. 37-48.

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", WebSci 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Web Science Conference. 62-70.
  • Fichman, P., Rosenbaum, H., Eschenfelder, K., Sanfilippo, M., Hara, N., Sawyer, S. and Meyer, E. (2013) "Social informatics: Now and then", Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting. 50 (1).
  • Oostveen, A.M., Meyer, E.T. and Pickering, B. (2013) "User involvement in future internet projects", Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 7858 LNCS 310-322.
  • Meyer, E. and Hjorth, I. (2012) "Connecting performance artists with digital audiences: A case study of Scratch Online", Electronic Visualization and the Arts.
  • Eccles, K., Meyer, E., 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.
  • Meyer, E., 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. 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, Cologne, Germany, 24 – 26 June 2009.
  • Meyer, E., Park, H.W. and Schroeder, R. (2009) "Mapping Global e-Research: Scientometrics and Webometrics", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on e-Social Science. the 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, Cologne, Germany, 22 – 24 June 2009.
  • Meyer, E. and Schroeder, R. (2008) "The World Wide Web of Research and Access to Knowledge", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science. 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, England, 18 – 20 June 2008.
  • Meyer, E. (2007) "Moving from small science to big science: Social and organizational impediments to large scale data sharing", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on e-Social Science. 3rd International Conference on e-Social Science, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 7 – 9 October 2007.
  • Meyer, E. (2005) "Communication Regimes: A Conceptual Framework for Examining IT and Social Change in Organizations", Proceedings of the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Grove, A. (eds.). 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Charlotte, NC, USA, 28 October – 2 November 2005.
  • Meyer, E. (2000) "Information Inequality and UCITA", 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) Kraft, D.H. (eds.). 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS), Chicago, IL, USA, 11 – 16 November 2000. 37 159-165.
  • Meyer, E. 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 Intl Assoc for the Study of Common Property. IASCP (International Association for the Study of Common Property), Bloomington, Indiana, 31 May – 4 June 2000.

Journal articles

Reports

  • Deetjen, U., Meyer, E. and Schroeder, R. (2015) "Big data for advancing dementia research: An evaluation of data sharing practices in research on age-related neurodegenerative diseases" In: OECD Digital Economy Papers. Paris: OECD Publishing.
  • Meyer, E., Carroll, J. and Phillips, K. (2014) Bottling inspiration: Shoot Smart Swindon Final Project Report.
  • Siefring, J. and Meyer, E. (2013) Sustaining the EECO-TCP corpus in transition: Report on the TIDSR benchmarking study. Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.
  • Meyer, E. and Hjorth, I. (2013) Digitally scratching new theatre: London's Battersea Arts Centre engaging via the web.
  • Meyer, E., Oostveen, A.M., Schroeder, R., Boniface, M., Pickering, J.B., Walland, P., Stiller, B. and Waldburger, M. (2012) Final Report on Social Future Internet Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D3.2, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA..
  • Meyer, E., Bulger, M., Kyriakidou-Zacharoudiou, A., Power, L., Williams, P., Ventners, W., Terras, M. and Wyatt, S. (2011) Collaborative yet independent: Information practices in the physical sciences. Research Information Network (RIN) Report Series..
  • Meyer, E., Thomas, A. and Schroeder, R. (2011) Web Archives: The Future(s). Report for the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC).
  • Meyer, E. (2011) Splashes and Ripples: Synthesizing the Evidence on the Impacts of Digital Resources. Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Report.
  • Boniface, M., Pickering, B., Meyer, E., Cobo, J. and Oostveen, A. (2011) Initial SESERV Survey Results, Challenge 1 Projects: Socio-Economic Priorities. Report for the SESERV project..
  • Bulger, M., Meyer, E., de la Flor, G., Terras, M., Wyatt, S., Jirotka, M., Eccles, K. and Madsen, C. (2011) Reinventing research? Information practices in the humanities. A report of the Research Information Network (RIN), April 2011..
  • Oostveen, A., Meyer, E., Cobo, J., Hjorth, I., Reisdorf, B., Papoutsi, C., Power, L., Abdel-Sattar, N., Hale, S. and Waldburger, M. (2011) First Year Report on Scientific Workshop. SESERV Deliverable D1.2, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA..
  • Boniface, M., Pickering, B., Meyer, E., Cobo, J., Oostveen, A., Stiller, B. and Waldburger, M. (2011) First Report on Social Future Internet Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D3.1, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA..
  • Thomas, A., Meyer, E., Dougherty, M., Van den Heuvel, C., Madsen, C. and Wyatt, S. (2010) Researcher Engagement with Web Archives: Challenges and Opportunities for Investment. Joint Information Systems Committee Report.
  • Meyer, E. (2010) "Creation and Distributed Innovation" In: Final Report on the Social Impact of ICTs in Europe to the European Commission, SMART No2007/0068. Brussels.
  • Helsper, E., Richter, W. and Meyer, E. (2010) "Consumption, including media and entertainment" In: Final Report on the Social Impact of ICTs in Europe to the European Commission, SMART No2007/0068. Brussels.
  • Meyer, E., Hüsing, T., Robinson, S., Barjak, F., Bendel, O., Wiegand, G., Eccles, K., Schroeder, R., Kertcher, Z. and Coslor, E. (2010) The Role of e-Infrastructures in the Creation of Global Virtual Research Communities. Final Report for the eResearch2020 project.
  • Dougherty, M., Meyer, E., Madsen, C., Van den Heuvel, C., Thomas, A. and Wyatt, S. (2010) Researcher Engagement with Web Archives: State of the Art. Final Report for the JISC-funded project 'Researcher Engagement with Web Archives'.
  • Meyer, E., Eccles, K., Thelwall, M. and Madsen, C. (2009) Final Report to JISC on the Usage and Impact Study of JISC-funded Phase 1 Digitisation Projects and the Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources (TIDSR).
  • Meyer, E., Carpenter, K. and Middleton, M. (2009) World Wide Web of Humanities. Final Project Report to JISC.
  • Schroeder, R., Meyer, E. and Ziewitz, M. (2009) Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Presence Research and Applications. EC Report for Peach FP6 Coordination Action.
  • Schroeder, R. and Meyer, E. (2009) "An emerging global brain: How the Internet is revolutionising scientific research" In: Britain in 2009. Economic and Social Research Council Annual Magazine.
  • Borgman, C., Fry, J., Lynch, C., Meyer, E. and Palmer, C. (2008) e-Research Crosses the Pond: Contrasting transformations in the U.S. and U.K. Chair and participant on panel at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Columbus, OH, 24-29 October 2009..
  • Meyer, E. and Eccles "The Impacts of Digital Collections: Early English Books Online & House of Commons Parliamentary Papers" In: The Impacts of Digital Collections: Early English Books Online & House of Commons Parliamentary Papers.
  • Byarugaba Agaba, G., Akindès, F., Bengtsson, L., Cowls, J., Indira Ganesh, M., Hoffman, N., Hoffman, W., Mann, L., Mans, U., Meissner, F., Meyer, E., Mutuku, L., Nampewo, S., Oduor, A., Nyst, C., Pfeffer, K., Schroeder, R., Shah, N., Sundsøy, P., Tatevossian, A., Taylor, L. and Zommer, L. "Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World" In: Big data and positive social change in the developing world: A white paper for practitioners and researchers. Oxford: Oxford Internet Institute.

Other

  • Big Data in Society

    This course critically examines the unprecedented opportunities and serious challenges inherent in big data approaches to advancing knowledge.

  • Qualitative Data Analysis

    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out qualitative data analysis of a variety of kinds of data (e.g. text, photos, videos) collected from both online and offline settings.

  • Digital Ethnography

    Ethnographic approaches to research are often employed in the study of ICTs. This course provides an overview of the ethnographic tradition and explores the new opportunities and challenges the Internet has presented for those interested in carrying out ethnography.

  • Metrics, Measurement, and Online Visibility

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to carry out qualitative data analysis of a variety of kinds of data collected from online and offline settings.

  • Memory Institutions as Knowledge Machines

    Recorded: 22 November 2016

    Duration: 00:57:19

    Keynote by Professor Eric Meyer at the National Digital Forum Conference, 21 - 23 November 2016 in New Zealand.

  • Qualitative Data Analysis: OII MSc Methods Option Course

    Recorded: 13 October 2016

    Duration: 00:03:31

    This methods option course for the OII MSc in "Social Science of the Internet" is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out qualitative data analysis of a variety of kinds of data.

  • Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities

    Recorded: 27 January 2016

    Duration: 00:37:13

    How have digital technologies changed research practices in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities?

  • Applying for the OII’s Part-Time MSc in Social Science of the Internet

    Recorded: 23 November 2015

    Duration: 00:21:48

    OII Director of Graduate Studies, Eric Meyer, discusses the part-time MSc degree, explains how the timetable works, and answers commonly asked questions.

  • Metrics, Measurement, and Online Visibility: OII MSc Methods Option Course

    Recorded: 10 July 2015

    Duration: 00:04:13

    This methods option course for the OII MSc in "Social Science of the Internet" is designed to give students experience analysing data both from traditional and alternative sources.

  • Digital Ethnography: OII MSc Methods Option Course

    Recorded: 30 June 2015

    Duration: 00:02:35

    This methods option course for the OII MSc in "Social Science of the Internet" is designed to give students experience both collecting and analysing qualitative data as part of ethnographic research.

  • Big Data in Society: OII MSc Option Course

    Recorded: 1 June 2015

    Duration: 00:05:05

    This option course for the OII MSc in "Social Science of the Internet" moves beyond the hype to critically examine the unprecedented opportunities and serious challenges inherent in big data approaches to advancing knowledge.

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

    Recorded: 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

    Recorded: 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

    Recorded: 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

    Recorded: 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

    Recorded: 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.

  • Tools for Measuring the Impact of Digitised Resources

    Recorded: 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.

  • The Impact of Digital Content (Roundtable Discussion)

    Recorded: 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.

  • Scholarship in the Digital Age

    Recorded: 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?

  • Toolkits for e-Humanities: Project Workshop

    Recorded: 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.

  • The World Wide Web of Humanities: Project Workshop

    Recorded: 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.

  • What impact are your resources making?

    20 May 2011 - 12:00 am

    Eric Meyer's JISC report on "research impact" recommends using a variety of qualitative and quantitative measures to understand the types of impacts resources have on research, teaching, learning, and for the wider public.

  • Successful transatlantic digitisation projects announced

    26 March 2008 - 12:00 am

    This project will create and assemble a suite of open source tools for data collection and curation, to support new methodologies for Internet research built around large collections of web data, using automated tools to extract, index, and analyze data

  • The Web at 25

    4 August 2016

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    I am sitting here reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the creation of the first web page by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on 6 August [...]

  • Big Data and Public Policy Workshop

    15 September 2013

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    On 13 September 2013, I attended a great workshop at the Harvard Faculty Club organized by my colleagues Vicki Nash and Helen Margetts of [...]

  • Tanner’s new impact model

    29 October 2012

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    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 [...]

  • CFP: Small data in a Big Data world

    25 October 2012

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    The following call for papers comes in from my friend Lois Scheidt. They will be taking a critical look at big data, and what [...]

  • AoIR Presentation

    25 October 2012

    Authors: Eric Meyer

    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 [...]

  • Online tools are ‘distraction’ for science

    25 January 2012 Physics World


    Eric Mayer and Monica Bulger are authors of a new report by RIN looking at information practices in the physical sciences. They find that physical scientists "are still fairly conservative when it comes to adopting new communications technologies".

  • Managing research information: one size does not fit all

    25 January 2012 Physorg.com


    Eric Mayer and Monica Bulger are authors of a new report by RIN looking at information practices in the physical sciences, and highlighting the richly varied ways in which physical scientists work, collaborate and share information.

  • Memory failure detected

    1 September 2011 Times Higher Education


    How can the vast material on the web be stored and archived for the benefit of researchers in the future? Eric Meyer talks about the challenge of a 'preservation mindset' which doesn't consider properly how websites will be used in the future.

  • Leader: Remember this – but not that

    1 September 2011 Times Higher Education


    The THE leader column discusses the privacy and legal conflicts in preserving information on the web, quoting both Eric Meyer's work on web archiving and the work of Viktor Mayer-Schönberger on the right to delete information.

  • Who, what, where? Magnum is hoping the modern crowd will help them identify a historic archive

    5 August 2011 The Independent


    Eric Meyer says that crowd-sourcing projects like Galaxy Zoo call on the need people feel to be contribute and belong to something bigger than themselves.

  • Best bits: breaching the digital divide – how could HE better use the internet?

    2 August 2011 The Guardian


    "HEIs need to do more to foster a culture of innovation": Eric Meyer contributes to The Guardian's live chat on using the Internet and digital technologies in Higher Education.

  • Breaching the digital divide: How could HE better use the internet?

    1 June 2011 The Guardian


    Eric Meyer contributes to The Guardian's live chat on using the Internet and digital technologies in Higher Education.