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ACIMED

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SANTANA ARROYO, Sonia. Networks for information exchange among scientists and scholars in the context of Web 2.0. ACIMED [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.3, pp.321-333. ISSN 1024-9435.

Social networks for information exchange among scientists and scholars, designed to deepen their ties in the context of Web 2.0 is the issue addressed in this article. Some of the major sites designed especially for science and technology, such as NatureNetwork, CTSciNeT, BiomedExpert and ResearchGATE are featured. The article also shows important aspects to be considered during the process of communicating scientific results. It describes the relationship between information organizations, in all its forms, and networks of social exchange, in an attempt to be closer and more present where actual and potential users are. It warns about organizations that may overvalue the benefits of many so-called latest technologies and their inclusion in other types of networks whose effectiveness remains to be demonstrated.

Keywords : Social networking; scientific social networking; academic libraries; information sharing.

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