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In computing, a shared resource or network share is a device or piece of information on a computer that can be remotely accessed from another computer, typically via a local area network or an enterprise Intranet, transparently as if it were a resource in the local machine. Examples are shared file access (also known as disk sharing and folder sharing), shared printer access (printer sharing), shared scanner access, etc. The shared resource is called a shared disk (also known as mounted disk), shared drive volume, shared folder, shared file, shared document, shared printer or shared scanner. The term file sharing traditionally means shared file access, especially in the context of operating systems and LAN and Intranet services, for example in Microsoft Windows documentation. Though, as BitTorrent and similar applications became available in the early 2000's, the term file sharing increasingly has become associated with peer-to-peer file sharing over the Internet. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Resource sharing)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'file sharing': 10 (0.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'file sharing' across all Ariadne articles: 10
  • Average number of references to 'file sharing' per Ariadne article: 1.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'file sharing': 2002-01
  • Trending factor of 'file sharing': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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  1. martin white (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. wendy taylor (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. helen leech (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. paul gerhardt (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. caroline williams (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey

Alyson Tyler outlines the results of a survey of Welsh libraries, their access to, and use of, social media, and offers a sample business case.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

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