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Bukhari, Sarah; Hamid, Suraya; Ravana, Sri Devi; Ijab, Mohamad Taha – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The understanding of the information-seeking behaviour of international students using social media is limited. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to model the information-seeking behaviour of international students when they use social media to find information. Method: A mixed method approach was employed to collect data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Foreign Students, Social Media
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Grandbois, Jennifer; Beheshti, Jamshid – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This study aims to gain a greater understanding of the development of open access practices amongst library and information science authors, since their role is integral to the success of the broader open access movement. Method: Data were collected from scholarly articles about open access by library and information science authors…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Library Science, Information Science, Access to Information
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Tan, Christine Nya-Ling; Ramayah, T. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This research addresses a primary issue that involves motivating academics to share knowledge. Adapting the theory of reasoned action, this study examines the role of motivation that consists of intrinsic motivators (commitment; enjoyment in helping others) and extrinsic motivators (reputation; organizational rewards) to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Questionnaires, Sharing Behavior
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Noorhidawati, A.; Hanum, N. Fariza; Zohoorian-Fooladi, N. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper reports an exploratory study examining how users participate in social tagging activities in a scholarly digital library environment to learn about their motivations, behaviour, and practices. Method: This study was conducted in two phases: a survey to investigate usage and attitudes of social tagging tool, and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Electronic Libraries, Indexing