Berikut adalah artikel berdasarkan international group project yang terdiri dari saya sendiri (Indonesia), Fathimath Shiham (Maldives), Federica Marangio (Italy), Karl S. Eggarter (Austria), Shirin Zwarthoed (Netherlands) untuk bidang Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) di Tallinn University, Spring 2008. Artikel ini tidak mempunyai signifikansi yang begitu kuat tetapi memberikan temuan yang berharga tentang hubungan antara self-efficacy dan pengembangan dari social software. Saya akan tampilkan abstract-nya saja untuk artikel lengkap silahkan di download. Enjoy!
Understanding the relationship of Social Software and Knowledge Sharing;
An Auspicious state of affairs for Academic Libraries
Purpose: This paper’s aim is to give a short overview of the present developments and ideas concerning knowledge sharing in social software and the prospects as well as the opportunties it entails for academic libraries. Hence in general, this paper also, as one of many information studies, attempt to provide information for students or researchers who are studying implementation of social software in libraries.
Design/Methodology/Approach: This paper presents a review based on literatures findings including definitions of social software and knowledge sharing also instances of implementation of social software in academic libraries.
Findings: Self-efficacy, as ability, together with ties and capabilities in human network can be seen as factors that motivate people to sharing their knowledge. Social software is a web technology which mediated people to share their knowledge hence building online identities. Thus relation between social software and knowledge sharing is clear. By having motivation factors people are more eager to enhance their knowledge by sharing each other through social software nevertheless social software create desire for people to be more motivate in terms of knowledge sharing. Academic libraries are one of many institutions which can take advantages from this process.
Originality/value: The study reveals relationship between social software and what motivated people to share their knowledge through this advance of web technology. Its highlights some efforts from academic libraries to implement social software thus being more connect to their users.
Keyword: Social software, Knowledge sharing, Academic library
Paper Type: Literature review