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dc.contributor.authorAli, Muhammad Yousuf
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Joanna
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T13:08:30Z
dc.date.available2019-06-19T13:08:30Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0340-0352
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0340035217744235
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380434
dc.description.abstractThe last decade has seen the emergence of academic social networking sites as a vehicle for scholars to promote their research and communicate with other scholars in their field. Given the small number of studies on the use of such sites by Pakistani academics, the authors conducted an exploratory study of social science faculty members at five Karachi (Pakistan) public sector universities. Analysis of the 68 valid responses revealed that the primary reason for accessing an academic social networking site was to search for articles on the site. Results also showed that accruing citations was the main reason for which respondents uploaded their own publications. The findings validate a role for librarians to support academics in their creation of effective online academic profiles.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom23
dc.relation.ispartofpageto34
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIFLA Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLibrary and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLibrary and Information Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode080799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0807
dc.titleUsage of academic social networking sites by Karachi social science faculty Implications for academic libraries
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightMuhammad Yousuf Ali & Joanna Richardson, Usage of academic social networking sites by Karachi social science faculty: Implications for academic libraries, IFLA Journal, 2018, Vol. 44(1) 23–34. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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