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Social networking services as a facilitator for scientists' sharing activities

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event19th European Conference on Information Systems - ICT and Sustainable Service Development, ECIS 2011 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 9 Jun 201111 Jun 2011


Conference19th European Conference on Information Systems - ICT and Sustainable Service Development, ECIS 2011


Understanding and structuring the use of social software by scientists is of high importance in modern research and education - new ways of cooperation and knowledge sharing leads to new ways of work for researchers in both, higher education and enterprises. The possibilities of social networking services provides means for open discourse and offers easier ways to make scientific and educational resources available to the knowledge community. Within this paper, we create a research model and study knowledge sharing and technology acceptance related influence factors to share knowledge in the form of artefacts. These artefacts consist of open science and open educational resources. With our study we will validate the model of sharing influences and understand which factors are most relevant for scientists in IS discipline to share scientific and educational information through social networking services. Through the research, an improved understanding for the use of social software for globally distributed and open scientific communication is obtained.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Knowledge sharing, Open educational resources, Open science resources, Social networking services, Technology acceptance