Whose Research is it Anyway? Academic Social Networks Versus Institutional Repositories | JLSC

From Nicole C. Eva and Tara A. Wiebe in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication:

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“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 Academia.edu) 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.”

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