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Eric Meyer

Professor of Social Informatics
Professor Eric Meyer

Eric T. Meyer is Professor of Social Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), where he has been on the faculty since 2007. Professor Meyer’s research focuses on the transition from analogue to digital technologies in research and knowledge creation across disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. His research has included both qualitative and quantitative work with marine biologists, genetics researchers, physicists, digital humanities scholars, social scientists using big data, theatre artists, librarians, and organizations involved in computational approaches to research.

His project on understanding the varieties of impacts digital resources in the humanities has resulted in the TIDSR ( resource, recommended by several funders as an example of best practice in measuring the impacts of digital collections. TIDSR has been used by a variety of projects and organizations both to measure and enhance their impact; details of publications and case studies using TIDSR are available on the TIDSR toolkit webpage.

In addition to being part of the directorate of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor Meyer is a Curator of the Bodleian Libraries, a member of the Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster, and a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London.

Professor Meyer earned his PhD in information science, specializing in social informatics, at Indiana University.

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