Understanding the Dynamic Scholarly Research Needs and Behavior as Applied to Social Reference Management

  • Hamed Alhoori
  • Richard Furuta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6966)


We conducted a study with an objective to learn more about the dynamic information needs, information-seeking behavior, information use and other scholarly activities of researchers. Our focus was on the collaborative and social usage and on the social reference managers. We compared the current practices and strategies of scholars and researchers from multidisciplinary research areas. Our findings provide valuable insights and augment the understanding of how the social web is having a significant effect on the current researchers’ activities and digital libraries.


Scholarly communication Research community Digital Libraries Information Seeking Social web Social reference management Scholarly references Social Bookmarking Knowledge management Literature review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamed Alhoori
    • 1
  • Richard Furuta
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for the Study of Digital Libraries and Department of Computer Science and EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityUSA

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