More People, Not Just More Stuff: Developing a New Vision for Research Cyberinfrastructure

Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University
Paul B. Gandel, Syracuse University
Jeffrey M. Stanton, Syracuse University
Richard D. Lankes, Syracuse University
Derrick L. Cogburn, Syracuse University
Elizabeth D. Liddy, Syracuse University

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Description/Abstract

The iSchool is creating a program to educate and train a new breed of information professional. The program will focus on using current information infrastructure as it emerges. It will teach students to excel in the "three I's"-information, infrastructure, and improvisation. Such a program must also provide students with the research skills they require to discover the needs of information users and how to adapt available technology to satisfy those needs.