Codex Ultor: Toward a Conceptual and Theoretical Foundation for New Research on Books and Knowledge Environments




Siemens, Ray
Warwick, Claire
Cunningham, Richard
Dobson, Teresa
Galey, Alan
Ruecker, Stan
Schreibman, Susan

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Digital Studies/Le champ numérique


In this paper, we present the conceptual and theoretical foundations for work undertaken by the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group, a large international, interdisciplinary research team studying reading and texts, both digital and printed. The INKE team is comprised of researchers and stakeholders at the forefronts of fields relating to textual studies, user experience, interface design, and information management. We aim to contribute to the development of new digital information and knowledge environments that build on past textual practices. In this piece, we discuss our research questions, methods, aims and research objectives, the rationale behind our work and its expected significance.



INKE, books, digital literacy, knowledge environments


Siemens, R., Warwick, C., Cunningham, R., Dobson, T., Galey, A., Ruecker, S., Schreibman, S., & INKE. (2009). Codex ultor: Toward a conceptual and theoretical foundation for new research on Books and Knowledge Environments. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, 1(2).