SlideShare presentations, citations, users and trends: A professional site with academic and educational uses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/619242
Title:
SlideShare presentations, citations, users and trends: A professional site with academic and educational uses
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X ) ; Kousha, Kayvan ( 0000-0003-4827-971X )
Abstract:
SlideShare is a free social web site that aims to help users to distribute and find presentations. Owned by LinkedIn since 2012, it targets a professional audience but may give value to scholarship through creating a long term record of the content of talks. This article tests this hypothesis by analysing sets of general and scholarly-related SlideShare documents using content and citation analysis and popularity statistics reported on the site. The results suggest that academics, students and teachers are a minority of SlideShare uploaders, especially since 2010, with most documents not being directly related to scholarship or teaching. About two thirds of uploaded SlideShare documents are presentation slides, with the remainder often being files associated with presentations or video recordings of talks. SlideShare is therefore a presentation-centred site with a predominantly professional user base. Although a minority of the uploaded SlideShare documents are cited by, or cite, academic publications, probably too few articles are cited by SlideShare to consider extracting SlideShare citations for research evaluation. Nevertheless, scholars should consider SlideShare to be a potential source of academic and non-academic information, particularly in library and information science, education and business.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue Date:
Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/619242
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2330-1635
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorKousha, Kayvanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T15:06:44Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-01T15:06:44Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-
dc.identifier.issn2330-1635en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/619242-
dc.description.abstractSlideShare is a free social web site that aims to help users to distribute and find presentations. Owned by LinkedIn since 2012, it targets a professional audience but may give value to scholarship through creating a long term record of the content of talks. This article tests this hypothesis by analysing sets of general and scholarly-related SlideShare documents using content and citation analysis and popularity statistics reported on the site. The results suggest that academics, students and teachers are a minority of SlideShare uploaders, especially since 2010, with most documents not being directly related to scholarship or teaching. About two thirds of uploaded SlideShare documents are presentation slides, with the remainder often being files associated with presentations or video recordings of talks. SlideShare is therefore a presentation-centred site with a predominantly professional user base. Although a minority of the uploaded SlideShare documents are cited by, or cite, academic publications, probably too few articles are cited by SlideShare to consider extracting SlideShare citations for research evaluation. Nevertheless, scholars should consider SlideShare to be a potential source of academic and non-academic information, particularly in library and information science, education and business.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2330-1643en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSlideShareen
dc.subjectLinkedInen
dc.subjectsocial weben
dc.subjectaltmetricsen
dc.subjectwebometricsen
dc.titleSlideShare presentations, citations, users and trends: A professional site with academic and educational usesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyen
dc.date.accepted2016-08-30-
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