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Irfan, Rabia; Khan, Sharifullah; Abbas, Muhammad Azeem; Shah, Asad Ali – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction. Taxonomy is an effective mean of managing and accessing a large amount of digital information. Various techniques have been developed to generate taxonomy automatically. The purpose of this study is threefold: (i) review methods and approaches adopted during taxonomy generation, (ii) identify the factors influencing the choice of a…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Taxonomy, Semantics, Natural Language Processing
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Mothe, Josiane; Sahut, Gilles – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Whether Wikipedia is to be considered a trusted source is frequently questioned in France. This paper reports the results of a survey examining the levels of trust shown by young people aged eleven to twenty-five. Method: We analyse the answers given by 841 young people, aged eleven to twenty-five, to a questionnaire. To our…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Encyclopedias, Electronic Publishing, Information Sources
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Littlejohn, Allison; Hood, Nina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: We report on the experiences of a group of people as they become Wikipedia editors. We test Benkler's (2002) theory that commons-based production processes accelerate the creation of capital, questioning what knowledge production processes do people engage in as they become editors? The analysis positions the development of editing…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Electronic Publishing, Editing
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Mikkonen, Teemu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study concerns students' criteria in the evaluation of Internet sources for a school assignment requiring reflections on a controversial issue. The findings are elaborated by analysing students' discursive accounts in justifying the use or non-use of sources. Method: The interview data was collected in a Finnish upper secondary…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Assignments, Electronic Publishing, Information Sources
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Schlebbe, Kirsten – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The market for digital children's books is growing steadily. But the options vary in terms of quality and parents looking for suitable apps for young children can get overwhelmed quickly. This study seeks to answer how families search for suitable applications and what aspects are important to them while selecting. Method:…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Textbook Selection, Semi Structured Interviews, Parent Surveys
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Chen, Juan; Liu, Yong – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Previous studies suggest that the users of social question and answer Websites contribute their knowledge to a community in exchange for intrinsic rewards from other members, such as reciprocity and reputation. Thus, rewarding knowledge contributors is of great importance for maintaining the users of such Websites. However, there is…
Descriptors: Rewards, Web Sites, Social Exchange Theory, Foreign Countries
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Hong, Jasmine Yoo Jung; Kim, Narae; Lee, Sangwon; Kim, Jang Hyun – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The present study examines how community disaster resilience and social solidarity concerning the Sewol ferry disaster, one of South Korea's most tragic maritime disasters that occurred on April 16, 2014, were portrayed on and manifested by social media during a 1-year span at three time periods. Method: Data was collected from…
Descriptors: Social Media, Semantics, Network Analysis, Language Usage
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Maceviciute, Elena; Wilson, T. D.; Gudinavicius, Arunas; Šuminas, Andrius – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of e-books issues in academic libraries in two European countries representative of small language markets--Sweden and Lithuania. Method: Questionnaire surveys, using the same instrument, were carried out in Swedish and Lithuanian academic libraries. Analysis: Quantitative analysis was performed using…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Online Surveys, Cross Cultural Studies
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Saarti, Jarmo; Tuominen, Kimmo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Even though the current publishing model is based on digital dissemination, it still utilizes some of the basic principles of printed culture. Recently a policy emphasis towards open access has been set for publicly funded research. This paper reports on a study of the practices, business models and values linked with scholarly…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Electronic Publishing, Open Source Technology
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Neuman, Yrsa; Laakso, Mikael – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Open access, the notion that research output, such as journal articles, should be freely accessible to readers on the Web, is arguably in the best interest of science. In this article, we (1) describe in-depth how a society-owned philosophy journal, "Nordic Wittgenstein Review," evaluated various publishing models and made…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Periodicals, Philosophy, Access to Information
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Hammarfelt, Björn; de Rijcke, Sarah; Rushforth, Alexander D. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Our study critically engages with techniques of self-quantification in contemporary academia, by demonstrating how social networking services enact research and scholarly communication as a "game". Method: The empirical part of the study involves an analysis of two leading platforms: Impactstory and ResearchGate. Observed…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Researchers, Games
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Nelhans, Gustaf; Lorentzen, David Gunnarsson – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper deals with what academic texts and datasets are referred to and discussed on Twitter. We used document object identifiers as references to these items. Method: We streamed tweets from the Twitter application programming interface including the strings "dx" and "doi" while simultaneously streaming tweets…
Descriptors: Social Media, Research Reports, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Wilson, T. D.; Maceviciute, Elena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of publishers' attitudes towards e-books in the context of the global situation of e-book publishing. Comparative data are drawn from a replication of a survey carried out in Sweden, in Lithuania and in Croatia. Method: A self-completed questionnaire survey was undertaken, offering respondents the choice…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Electronic Publishing, Books, Global Approach
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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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Velagic, Zoran – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The point of departure for this paper is the twofold analogy (analogy of content, analogy of medium) between printed and electronic books, the aim being to draw attention to the usual perception of their capacities and relationships, to provide a rather detailed analysis of the outcome and sustainability of such analogies and…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Sustainability, Definitions
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