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1Worrall, A.: "Connections above and beyond" : information, translation, and community boundaries in LibraryThing and Goodreads.
In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 70(2019) no.7, S.742-753.
Abstract: The connections and contexts surrounding information shared in social settings must be accounted for, and this is particularly true for online communities that are information-centric. This article presents a mixed-methods study of LibraryThing and Goodreads, which have characteristics of information-centric online communities and social digital libraries, with attention to their roles as boundary objects, users' information values, and information behavior, and other boundaries and boundary objects at play. Content analysis of messages, a survey of users, and qualitative interviews show LibraryThing and Goodreads help establish community and organizational structure; support sharing of information values; and facilitate the building and maintenance of social ties. Translation of meanings and understandings within and between communities is a key activity in these roles. Online communities and social digital libraries should highlight translation processes and resources; provide user profiles and off-topic spaces and encourage their use; take a sociotechnical approach to tailor technology and community features to the right audiences; and facilitate the establishment of shared structure, values, and ties and the work of boundary spanners. Further implications exist for research on and theorizing of information-centric online communities, boundaries, and boundary objects as part of the sociotechnical infrastructure surrounding online information sharing.
Inhalt: Vgl.: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.24153.
Objekt: LibraryThing ; Goodreads
2Kousha, K. ; Thelwall, M. ; Abdoli, M.: Goodreads reviews to assess the wider impacts of books.
In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 68(2017) no.8, S.2004-2016.
Abstract: Although peer-review and citation counts are commonly used to help assess the scholarly impact of published research, informal reader feedback might also be exploited to help assess the wider impacts of books, such as their educational or cultural value. The social website Goodreads seems to be a reasonable source for this purpose because it includes a large number of book reviews and ratings by many users inside and outside of academia. To check this, Goodreads book metrics were compared with different book-based impact indicators for 15,928 academic books across broad fields. Goodreads engagements were numerous enough in the arts (85% of books had at least one), humanities (80%), and social sciences (67%) for use as a source of impact evidence. Low and moderate correlations between Goodreads book metrics and scholarly or non-scholarly indicators suggest that reader feedback in Goodreads reflects the many purposes of books rather than a single type of impact. Although Goodreads book metrics can be manipulated, they could be used guardedly by academics, authors, and publishers in evaluations.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23805/full.
Themenfeld: Informetrie ; Elektronisches Publizieren