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What is Academic Social Networks

Open and Social Learning in Impact Communities and Smart Territories
Online spaces of interaction, content availability, project management, among other functionalities, aimed at specialized audiences.
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Social Online Networks as Spaces of Knowledge Creation, Management, and Dissemination: The Brazilian and Portuguese Case of Researchers in Information Science
Raimunda Araujo Ribeiro (Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil), Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), and Cassia Cordeiro Furtado (Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5867-5.ch008
This chapter presents the purposes, uses, and perceptions of Luso-Brazilian lecturers/researchers in the information science and documentation area on the use of online social networks in academic environments as spaces for communication, collaboration, interaction, and availability of content, in the paradigm of science 2.0. To answer the questions and the objective outlined, a survey questionnaire was applied, including both multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions. The questionnaire was made available, in an online platform, to teachers/researchers linked to post-graduate programs in the area of information science in Brazil and Portugal.
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Mapping the Dissemination of the Theory of Social Representations via Academic Social Networks
Online platforms aimed at free exchange of publications, resources and information in the realm of academia, open to students, researchers and professors. Once freely registered, a user can set his or her profile and fill in their publication list, upload papers and enlist field(s) of interest, finding at the same time researchers with a matching profile.
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