Las comunidades científicas entre lo presencial y lo virtual: el caso de la RII


  • Sergio González López



This paper seeks to analyse the forms of organisation of scientific communities, based on their management of both presential and virtual modes. There is a preliminary comparison of various networks of researchers, with details from the case of the RII as an international and interdiscipinary space for research, based on the activities of research, edition, diffusion and teaching and the use of presential and virtual modes. It is proposed that scientific communities constitute one of the principal social forms of the knowledge society; that these communities depend increasingly on the use of information and communication technology; but that there is a wide variety in their ways of organising networks and using information and communiction technology, according to the style of each network.