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Social Networking Tools and Research Information Systems: Do They Compete?

Bittner, Sven and Müller, Andre (2011) Social Networking Tools and Research Information Systems: Do They Compete? pp. 1-4. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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Abstract

Current developments in the area of research information have led to two di�erent kinds of systems dealing with research- related information: Social networking tools for researchers have reached public attention through reports in mass as well as popular scienti�c media. Rather hidden from the public focus, universities and governments have pushed the implementation of institutional and national research information systems in recent years. Unquestionably, research information systems and research networking tools show clear similarities, as the data modelled within both system kinds overlaps partially. Nevertheless, the application areas and current uses of these systems di�er widely. This paper examines the properties of research information systems and research networking tools. After identifying and taking into account the di�erences of both system kinds, the paper comes to the conclusion that research information systems and research networking tools currently live in coexistence and will foreseeably do so in the future.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS9 Sociology > WS93 Social Networks
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:533
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:36
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:09

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