Social Networks and Information Transfer

Authored by: Caroline Haythornthwaite

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120044372

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Abstract

Information exchange, transfer and flow can often depend on the motivations of individuals who share that information. This in turn depends on the relationships they maintain with others, and the networks of information sharing resulting from their interconnections. This entry describes the attributes of social networks that facilitate or inhibit the exchange of information, how to discover these networks, and how different configurations of networks can constrain or facilitate information transfer.

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