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Administrative Data

Administrative Data is data collected for other purposes, such as budget data, that can be used for analytical purposes.

Agent-based Model

An Agent-based Model is a computational model for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous individuals in a network, with a view to assessing their effects on the system


Anti-commons refers to the tragedy of the anti-commons, which describes how people underuse scarce resources because too many owners can block each other (with patents).


Bibliometrics are a set of methods used to study or measure texts and information. Citation analysis and content analysis are commonly used bibliometric methods.

Budget and Performance

Budget and Performance- Budget (from French bougette, purse) generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues.

Case Study Methods

Case study methods involve an in-depth, examination of a single instance or event: a case.

Citation Analysis

Citations Analysis, which involves examining an item's referring documents, is used in searching for materials and analyzing their merit.


Collaboration- when two or more people or organizations work together in a recursive process in order to achieve some common goal.

Collaborative Systems/Technology

Collaborative Systems/technology - Systems, software, or hardware designed to help people involved in a common task achieve their goals.

Community Network

Community Network is a term used broadly to indicate the use of networking technologies by and for a local community.