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Technological Convergence and Social Networks in Information Management

Second International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, IMCW 2010, Ankara, Turkey, September 22-24, 2010. Proceedings

  • Serap Kurbanoğlu
  • Umut Al
  • Phyllis Lepon Erdoğan
  • Yaşar Tonta
  • Nazan Uçak
Conference proceedings IMCW 2010

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 96)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Technological Convergence and Social Networks

    1. Fatih Oguz, Corrie V. Marsh, Cliff Landis
      Pages 18-30
    2. Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh
      Pages 31-44
    3. Milena Dobreva, Emma McCulloch, Duncan Birrell, Yurdagül Ünal, Pierluigi Feliciati
      Pages 45-60
  3. Academic Libraries and Information Literacy in the Digital Age

  4. Information Management and Digital Rights Challenges

    1. Shaheen Majid, Myint Malar San, Saw Tin Naung Tun, Thu Zar
      Pages 110-119
    2. Naser Ezzati Jivan, Mahlagha Fazeli, Khadije Sadat Yousefi
      Pages 120-128
    3. Gülten Alır, Thomas Sødring, İrem Soydal
      Pages 129-144
    4. A. Selman Bozkır, S. Güzin Mazman, Ebru Akçapınar Sezer
      Pages 145-153
    5. Aleksandra Horvat, Daniela Zivkovic
      Pages 161-174
  5. Information Systems and Bibliometrics

About these proceedings


“Convergence” is defined as the intertwinement of species or technologies. “Tech- logical convergence,” on the other hand, refers to a trend where a single product such as a cell phone, used in the past solely for communication, evolves into a product that functions not only as a communication device but incorporates the distinct function- ities of a number of other technologies, thereby enabling users to take pictures, listen to music, access the Web, send and receive e-mail messages, find their way, and so on, equally successfully. Social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and LinkedIn, where users congregate, discuss certain issues, entertain themselves, and share information in t- tual, audio and video formats, are among the most frequented web sites. Social networks having Web 2. 0 features offer personalized services, allowing users to - corporate their own content easily and describe, organize and share it with others, thereby enriching users’ experience. More often than not, a capable cell phone is all you need to get access to such social networks and carry out all those tasks. Such tools tend to change our private, social and professional lives and blur the boundaries among them. In other words, our private, social and professional lives are converging, too: someone using a cell phone could be communicating with his/her friend(s), accessing information services, taking an exam using a learning management system, or conducting business.


DRM Internet bibliometrics data mining database digital libraries information managment information system performance performance evaluation social networks university

Editors and affiliations

  • Serap Kurbanoğlu
    • 1
  • Umut Al
    • 1
  • Phyllis Lepon Erdoğan
    • 2
  • Yaşar Tonta
    • 1
  • Nazan Uçak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementHacettepe UniversityBeytepe, AnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Office of the Board of TrusteesBilkent UniversityBilkent, AnkaraTurkey

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