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Monir Atashbasteh, Hamzeh-Ali Nourmohamadi, Saeed Asadi,
Volume 1, Issue 4 (3-2015)

Background and Aim: This research studies the effective participation and scientific collaboration in Persian Wikipedia, from 2003-2012. 
Method: The library method has been used. Also, considering the objectives and the nature of subject, the research method is a descriptive-applied and during its implementation scientometric technique has been used. Excel and SPSS softwares have been used for analysing data. Considering the two communites of active authors and featured (top) articals, data were collected by means of toolserver, showing the recent statistical changes about the wiki authors and articles.
 Results: Results of ranking the 362 active authors showed that 20% of active authors with 78.90% of the production of added articles and 10% of authors with 86.15% of edits, were identified as hard working partners. The interpretion for the differences between the range of participation of authors, was determined that the characteristic of membership level plays an important role. On the other hand, the study of participation in the 88 featured (top) articles, indicated the editional distribution of articals although influenced by the number of editors, but according to the time difference between Lifetime and half-life of article edition represented the other half of article edition carried out by the hard working partners in the shorter time.
Conclusion:According to the study ofScientific collaboration of active Wikipedians, the results of survey the participation in the featured (top) articlesindicate the effective cooperation by the important minority of Wikipedians in the Persian Wikipedia depeneds on the quality of the editorial team resulting from access levels.
Kobra Ahmadi, Leila Maktabifard, Esmat Momeni,
Volume 1, Issue 4 (3-2015)

Background and Aim: This research is dedicated to assessing information behaviors of children and adolescents’ interaction with print and digital books. To reach this goal, digital books of Iranian virtual library for children and teenagers, have been used as sources of research. The purpose is assessing the influence of participants’ gender, age and graphical effects of books, with their preference in choosing type of books. 
Method: A mixed method was used qualitative method to investigate the information behaviors and quantitative statistics to answer some of questions. Samples were selected based on members’ availability, which ultimately thirty-two of them have been chosen equally between boys and girls. Data were collected using observation and semi-structured interviews and recording speech data.
Results: The findings showed that %70 prefer print format to digital one. The gender of children and graphic effects of books did not influence on members in choosing the format. As children age, their desire in choosing print type gets stronger, while younger children approach digital book as entertainment. Print books caused more enthusiasm in children to continue reading.
Conclusion:It seems that browsing print books is much easier and pleasant for children than digital books. Print books are least succeptable to distractive factors, thus, they are more suitable for long reading.
Amir Reza Asnafi,
Volume 2, Issue 3 (12-2015)

Background and Aim: Web 2.0 capabilities in research fields have provided numerous conveniences for scholars. This, has consent people to interact and share their publications with other scholars across the world. The purpose of the research is to study the presence of Shahid Beheshti University Scholars in ResearchGate.

 Method: Used approach in this paper is Scientometrics with Altmetrics method. For data gathering,  ResearchGate page Shahid Beheshti University was scrutinized.

Resutls: Findings indicated that disciplines of Chemistry, Laser, Plasma and Physics had the outermost presence in ResearchGate. In contrast, humanities had not any somber activities in Research Gate. Although, criteria for knowledge production and researchers interaction in  sciences are not conclusive, it seems that interaction of humanity professors with the Web and its potentials could result in formation of new ideas for future research.  It is concluded that in new era of education, web sites like: ACADEMIA, Research Gate, Mandalay would have an immense role in the development of research activities.

Conlcusion: It should be noted that in the new era of research and education, science, social networking websites such as: Academia, ResearchGate and Mandalay a key role in the training and development of their research. Establishing some workshops on using academic social networks can affect on knowledge of scholars, faculty member and students and direct their information seeking way for these people

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