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Researchers' uses of and disincentives for sharing their research identity information in research information management systems

Title: Researchers' uses of and disincentives for sharing their research identity information in research information management systems.
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Name(s): Stvilia, B., author
Wu, S., author
Lee, D. J., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-05-14
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined how researchers used research information systems (RIMSs) and the relationships among researchers’ seniority, discipline, and types and extent of RIMS use. Most researchers used RIMSs to discover research content. Fewer used RIMSs for sharing and promoting their research. Early career researchers were more frequent users of RIMSs than were associate and full professors. Likewise, assistant professors and postdocs exhibited a higher probability of using RIMSs to promote their research than did students and full professors. Humanities researchers were the least frequent users of RIMSs. Moreover, humanities scholars used RIMSs to evaluate research less than did scholars in other disciplines. The tasks of discovering papers, monitoring the literature, identifying potential collaborators, and promoting research were predictors of higher RIMS use. Researchers who engaged in promoting their research, evaluating research, or monitoring the literature showed a greater propensity to have a public RIMS profile. Furthermore, researchers mostly agreed that not being required, having no effect on their status, not being useful, or not being a norm were reasons for not having a public RIMS profile. Humanities scholars were also more likely than social scientists to agree that having a RIMS profile was not a norm in their fields.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1532755957_325eaea0 (IID), 10.1002/asi.24019 (DOI)
Keywords: Research Information Management Systems, Researcher Identity Information Management, Digital Libraries
Publication Note: This is a pre-print of an accepted article of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. The publisher's version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24019.
Preferred Citation: Stvilia, B., Wu, S., & Lee, D. J. (2018). Researchers' uses of and disincentives for sharing their research identity information in research information management systems. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 69(8), 1035-1045.
Grant Number: LG-73-16-0006-16
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1532755957_325eaea0
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.
Issue: iss. 8, vol. 69

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Stvilia, B., Wu, S., & Lee, D. J. (2018). Researchers' uses of and disincentives for sharing their research identity information in research information management systems. Journal Of The Association For Information Science And Technology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1532755957_325eaea0