This consortium emerged out of diverse threads of scholarship and converged for the first time in its present form at the Unversity of Michigan in the summer of 2008. Tom Finholt and Steve Sawyer organized the 2008 summer workshop. A team of participants from that workshop organized a follow up workshop at the 2009 iSchools conference. For one half day, 25 scholars from diverse backgrounds worked toward these three goals:
- Increased awareness of, and connections between scholars employing and developing socio-technical principles and outcomes.
- Continued development of a research agenda regarding socio-technical principles, issues and questions inclusive of a broad set of disciplinary perspectives.
- Identification of a core set of materials to represent the intellectual and empirical aspects of socio-technical scholarship.
A draft of core materials repreenting the intellecutal and empirical aspects of five specific areas of socio-technical scholarship were assembled by five teams and discussed by the whole group.
- Library and Information Science
- Social Informatics
- Management and Organizational Behavior
- Sociology / Science and Technology Studies
Science & Technology
Associations - Science & Technology ()
- The Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
- Association for Community Networking
- Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking
- Association for Informatics Professionals in Health and Social Care (ASSIST)
- Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)
- European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology
- American Society for Information Science and Technology
- Society on Social Implications of Technology
- International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology