September 26, 2017

Research Article: “Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib”

Title

Linking Social Networking Sites to Scholarly Information Portals by ScholarLib

Authors

Peter Mutschke
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Mark Thamm
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Source

WebSci 2012
June 22–24, 2012, Evanston, Illinois, USA
(via arXiv)

Abstract

Online Social Networks usually provide no or limited way to access scholarly information provided by Digital Libraries (DLs) in order to share and discuss scholarly content with other online community members. The paper addresses the potentials of Social Networking sites (SNSs) for science and proposes initial use cases as well as a basic bi-directional model called ScholarLib for linking SNSs to scholarly DLs. The major aim of ScholarLib is to make scholarly information provided by DLs accessible at SNSs, and vice versa, to enhance retrieval quality at DL side by social information provided by SNSs.

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