ERIC Number: EJ1131174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Faculty Use of Author Identifiers and Researcher Networking Tools
Tran, Clara Y.; Lyon, Jennifer A.
College & Research Libraries, v78 n2 p171-182 Feb 2017
This cross-sectional survey focused on faculty use and knowledge of author identifiers and researcher networking systems, and professional use of social media, at a large state university. Results from 296 completed faculty surveys representing all disciplines (9.3% response rate) show low levels of awareness and variable resource preferences. The most utilized author identifier was ORCID while ResearchGate, LinkedIn, and Google Scholar were the top profiling systems. Faculty also reported some professional use of social media platforms. The survey data will be utilized to improve library services and develop intra-institutional collaborations in scholarly communication, research networking, and research impact.
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Citations (References), Use Studies, Knowledge Level, Authors, Preferences, Social Media, Information Networks, Likert Scales, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Research Tools, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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