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When social means business: the potential of social computing tools to support collaborative work as part of the organisational information infrastructure.

Hall, Hazel (2009) When social means business: the potential of social computing tools to support collaborative work as part of the organisational information infrastructure. In: Innovation in e-information, 2009 June, Manchester, UK.. (Unpublished)

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Based on the results of a study conducted jointly by Edinburgh Napier University and TFPL, this paper will discuss the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizations for collaborative work purposes as perceived by information and knowledge management professionals. A comparative analysis of the value of particular tools will be set against the context of evolving organisational information infrastructures and levels of tool adoption. Opportunities for information and knowledge management professionals to contribute in the development of environments conducive to the exploitation of social computing tools within the workplace will also be discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Invited keynote paper.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social computing technology; information exchange; social networking; blogs; wikis; instant messaging; information and knowledge management; web2.0;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 303 Social processes
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3511
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010 15:27
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:54
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3511

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