Show simple item record Eva, Nicole C. Wiebe, Tara A. 2019-05-22T19:15:34Z 2019-05-22T19:15:34Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Eva, N. C., & Wiebe, T. A. (2019). Whose research is it anyway? Academic social networks versus institutional repositories. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 7(1), eP2243. en_US
dc.description Open access article. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC-BY) applies en_US
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION Looking for ways to increase deposits into their institutional repository (IR), researchers at one institution started to mine academic social networks (ASNs) (namely, ResearchGate and to discover which researchers might already be predisposed to providing open access to their work. METHODS Researchers compared the numbers of institutionally affiliated faculty members appearing in the ASNs to those appearing in their institutional repositories. They also looked at how these numbers compared to overall faculty numbers. RESULTS Faculty were much more likely to have deposited their work in an ASN than in the IR. However, the number of researchers who deposited in both the IR and at least one ASN exceeded that of those who deposited their research solely in an ASN. Unexpected findings occurred as well, such as numerous false or unverified accounts claiming affiliation with the institution. ResearchGate was found to be the favored ASN at this particular institution. DISCUSSION The results of this study confirm earlier studies’ findings indicating that those researchers who are willing to make their research open access are more disposed to do so over multiple channels, showing that those who already self-archive elsewhere are prime targets for inclusion in the IR. CONCLUSION Rather than seeing ASNs as a threat to IRs, they may be seen as a potential site of identifying likely contributors to the IR. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pacific University Libraries en_US
dc.subject Academic social networks en_US
dc.subject ASN en_US
dc.subject IR en_US
dc.subject ResearchGate en_US
dc.subject en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Institutional repositories
dc.title Whose research is it anyway? Academic social networks versus institutional repositories en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Library en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record