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A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes", which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. Social network analysis views social relationships in terms of network theory consisting of nodes and ties (also called edges, links, or connections). Nodes are the individual actors within the networks, and ties are the relationships between the actors. The resulting graph-based structures are often very complex. There can be many kinds of ties between the nodes. Research in a number of academic fields has shown that social networks operate on many levels, from families up to the level of nations, and play a critical role in determining the way problems are solved, organizations are run, and the degree to which individuals succeed in achieving their goals. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Social network)

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Metadata related to 'social networks' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'social networks': 52 (3.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'social networks' across all Ariadne articles: 103
  • Average number of references to 'social networks' per Ariadne article: 1.98
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'social networks': 1998-12
  • Trending factor of 'social networks': 78.3 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'social networks':

  1. sarah houghton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. boon low (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. gill ferrell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lorraine paterson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. noa aharony (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Knowledge Management

Sheila Corrall asks if 'knowledge management' is a new phrase in place of 'information management', or a new concept altogether.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

The Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004

Tracey Stanley reports on the 8th Institutional Web Management Workshop at the University of Birmingham over 27-29 July. The theme of this year's workshop was Transforming the Organisation.

October 2004, issue41, event report

JISC and SURF International Workshop on Electronic Theses

Neil Jacobs reports on a JISC-SURF-CURL-sponsored event at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, over 19-20 January 2006.

February 2006, issue46, event report

Book Review: ARIST 39 - Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

Michael Day reviews another recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

February 2006, issue46, review

Email Curation: Practical Approaches for Long-term Preservation

Dave Thompson reports on a two-day conference on Email Curation organised by the Digital Curation Centre.

July 2006, issue48, event report

DC 2006: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning

Julie Allinson, Rachel Heery, Pete Johnston and Rosemary Russell report on DC 2006, the sixth international conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 3 - 6 October 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

Models of Early Adoption of ICT Innovations in Higher Education

Melanie Bates, Sue Manuel and Charles Oppenheim provide an overview of some considerations for change agents attempting to introduce an innovative new information communication technology service into Higher Education institutions.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

OpenID: Decentralised Single Sign-on for the Web

Andy Powell and David Recordon take a brief look at OpenID and ask what relevance it has to e-learning.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2007, issue52, news and events

The National Centre for Text Mining: A Vision for the Future

Sophia Ananiadou describes NaCTeM and the main scientific challenges it helps to solve together with issues related to deployment, use and uptake of NaCTeM's text mining tools and services.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

Newsline

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2007, issue53, news and events

Web 2.0 in U.S. LIS Schools: Are They Missing the Boat?

Noa Aharony asks whether library and information science schools in the United States are underestimating the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 applications.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks

Emma Tonkin, Edward M. Corrado, Heather Lea Moulaison, Margaret E. I. Kipp, Andrea Resmini, Heather D. Pfeiffer and Qiping Zhang gather a series of international perspectives on the practice of social tagging of documents within a community context.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Exploiting the Potential of Blogs and Social Networks

Gill Ferrell reports on a one-day workshop about Blogs and Social Networks, held in Birmingham in November 2007.

January 2008, issue54, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 56: More Light Than Heat

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 56.

July 2008, issue56, editorial

New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies

Grainne Conole reflects on the implications of Web 2.0 for education and offers two new schemas for thinking about harnessing the potential of technologies.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

The Networked Library Service Layer: Sharing Data for More Effective Management and Cooperation

Janifer Gatenby identifies criteria for determining which data in various library systems could be more beneficially shared and managed at a network level.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Being Wired Or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope With Information Overload

Sarah Houghton-Jan explores different strategies for managing and coping with various types of informational overload.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008: The Great Debate

Adrian Tribe reports on a three-day conference designed for professionals involved in the provision of institutional Web services, organised by UKOLN and held at King's College, University of Aberdeen in July 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Open Repositories 2008

Mahendra Mahey reports on the third international Open Repositories 2008 Conference, held at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton in April 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Blended Learning and Online Tutoring: Planning Learner Support and Activity Design

Lyn Parker does not consider that the second edition has changed considerably from the first edition despite the publishers' blurb to the contrary. Nonetheless, she feels there is much of value.

July 2008, issue56, review

Europeana: An Infrastructure for Adding Local Content

Rob Davies describes a Best Practice Network under the eContentPlus Programme to make available locally sourced digital content to the Europeana Service.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Get Tooled Up: Staying Connected: Technologies Supporting Remote Workers

Having considered organisational issues in her previous article, Marieke Guy takes a look at the many technologies that support remote working, from broadband to Web 2.0 social networking tools.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

A Bug's Life?: How Metaphors from Ecology Can Articulate the Messy Details of Repository Interactions

R. John Robertson, Mahendra Mahey and Phil Barker introduce work investigating an alternative model of repository and service interaction.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Book Review: Against the Machine

Mahendra Mahey reviews a book which examines popular Internet culture and how it may be having negative effects on many of us.

October 2008, issue57, review

Time to Change Our Thinking: Dismantling the Silo Model of Digital Scholarship

Stephen G. Nichols argues that humanists need to replace the silo model of digital scholarship with collaborative ventures based on interoperability and critical comparison of content.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

To VRE Or Not to VRE?: Do South African Malaria Researchers Need a Virtual Research Environment?

Heila Pienaar and Martie van Deventer identify the requirements of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for malaria researchers in South Africa.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Collecting Evidence in a Web 2.0 Context

Ann Chapman and Rosemary Russell describe the challenge of collecting evidence for a study of how Web 2.0 is being used in the UK HE sector.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2009, issue61, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2010, issue62, news and events

Archives in Web 2.0: New Opportunities

Marta Nogueira describes how three Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) can work as a virtual extension for archives and other cultural organisations, by identifying benefits obtained from the use of Web 2.0 applications.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Usability Inspection of Digital Libraries

Lorraine Paterson and Boon Low highlight findings from the usability inspection report conducted for the UX2.0 research project.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

The 2010 Information Architecture Summit

Elizabeth Coburn reports on ASIS&T's 11th Annual Information Architecture Summit, held in Phoenix, Arizona over 9-11 April 2010.

April 2010, issue63, event report

The Fourth DCC-RIN Research Data Management Forum

Martin Donnelly and Graham Pryor report on the fourth Research Data Management Forum event, on the theme "Dealing with Sensitive Data: Managing Ethics, Security and Trust," organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and Research Information Network (RIN) in Manchester, England, over 10 - 11 March, 2010.

April 2010, issue63, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 64: Supporting the Power of Research Data

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 64.

July 2010, issue64, editorial

23 Things in Public Libraries

Helen Leech describes a collaborative project to increase front-line staff's understanding and use of Web 2.0 in public libraries.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries (emtacl10)

Andrew Walsh reports on a new international conference on emerging technologies within academic libraries organised by the library of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and held in Trondheim, Norway in April 2010.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Repository Fringe 2010

Martin Donnelly (and friends) report on the Repository Fringe "unconference" held at the National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, over 2-3 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Survive or Thrive

Ed Fay reports on a two-day conference organised by UKOLN on behalf of JISC to consider growth and use of digital content on the Web, which was held in Manchester in June 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Saving the Sounds of the UK in the UK SoundMap

Maureen Pennock and Chris Clark introduce an innovative initiative from the British Library to map a 12-month soundscape of the UK.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

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