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Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 11)
Print ISSN : 2277-7938. Online ISSN : 2277-7946. Published online : 2015 April 1.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2277-7946.2015.00001.7

Academic Social Networking Sites: What They Have to Offer for Researchers?

Asmi Nowsheeba Ashraf1,**, Madhusudhan Margam2,*

1Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India

*E-mail id: mmadhu@libinfosci.du.ac.in

**asmi.saba@gmail.com

Abstract

With the changing paradigm of information seeking pattern of researcher scholars, Academic Social Networking Sites (ASNSs) offer new ways to communicate, collaborate and gather knowledge. ASNSs bring researchers and researches at one place. Flexibility in exchange of ideas and open discussions lead to free flow of information. This paper provides insight of few ASNSs and what they offer to students and research scholars. ASNSs help scholars in research and learning, find popular topic, collation of resources, collaborative and peer-to-peer learning.

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Keywords

Academic social networking sites, Research social sites, Research scholars, Academic networking, Online social networking, social platform.

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