Reading in this week really brings some interesting topics about the using new digital tool to resolve dilemmas in traditional academic research. Rather than breaking knowledge into short information (e.g. Wikipedia, Facebook……), the network connects the structured scholarship and knowledge as a whole and then form the “dynamic contextualization” because of its dynamic and bidirectional, connecting the knowledge and constructed it as a more complete and concrete net. The role of computers have changed from the analyzing date to drawing the relationship between scholars’ studies, which to some extent, bring the academic study into a new state, such as distinguish and evaluate text passage, building a rather complete structure of knowledge, which give chances to scholars to find both primary and secondary resource and do a deeper research.
But as a tool, digital technology for analyzing and shape the structure of knowledge might still have some potential problems. As young computer scientist asked in the Scholarsouce: A Digital Infrastructure for the Humanists, Whether this action is conservation or a revolution? On one hand, for rigorous scholars, they might still need to obey certain rules when doing research, saying as cops (quoting, consensus, preservation), and some scholars may not reach the consensuses about what could be shared with public and what could be modified by others. On the other hand, open resources modified by anybody may lack accuracy.