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Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop

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Libraries should be re-branded as vibrant community hubs offering free wifi, comfy sofas and coffee, according to government-commissioned report The recommendations are made in the Independent Library Report for England, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport earlier this year.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:27 AM
"Vibrant community hubs!"
Olga Kudriavtseva 's curator insight, December 19, 2014 2:38 AM

Эпоха библиотек как молчаливых читальных залов с книгами в качестве единственного продукта закончилась, и для того, чтобы выжить, они должны стать "живыми и привлекательными эпицентрами деятельности общества».



RuthEastham's curator insight, December 22, 2014 8:46 AM

...ibraries ........must become “vibrant and attractive community hubs”

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» Free Software for Libraries Ideas Exchange

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" [...] ideas exchange about what free software products you’ve been able to make use of in your library or organization. Please submit an entry to the poll below!!
- Managing Electronic Resources

- Reference Statistics with Zoho Creator

- Create Your own Personal Knowledge Base

- Create Your Own Library Social Media Monitoring Dashboard"

 

Poll here: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2012/free-software-for-libraries-ideas-exchange/

 


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Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator

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Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator

Robert A. Schrier
Syracuse University
raschrie@syr.edu 

doi:10.1045/july2011-schrier

 

Abstract

Digital collections marketing is an important, yet often ignored aspect of digital collection management. While many collections are laudable for the quality of their pictures, metadata, and preservation techniques, they often remain obscure, unknown, and therefore inaccessible to their intended user populations. One of the ways digital librarians can cultivate a broader awareness of their collections is through social networking. More importantly, digital librarians who participate in conversations with users through the use of social media become inextricably intertwined with the knowledge creation processes relevant to their collections. This paper presents a set of five general principles (listening, participation, transparency, policy, and strategy) that provide digital librarians with straightforward, concrete strategies for successfully integrating social media into a digital library's overall strategic plan. In addition to these concrete strategies, I also explain the theoretical importance of each principle and its relevance for establishing a rapport with current and potential users of a digital collection.

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:48 AM

Great article! Social Media helping to promote digital collections!

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Digital Library at Bucharest Metro Station - QR codes

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"Just scan the QR code to read the book!" 

 

Fantastic!


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