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E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government | Library Connect

E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government | Library Connect | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Luanne Freund:

"Academic and public libraries have long played an important role in society by managing, disseminating and preserving government information, making it available to researchers, policy makers and the public. With the shift to “digital government,” in which the government delivers information and services to the public directly through online channels, the role of libraries is changing, leading to new challenges and opportunities. The E-informing the Public research project, carried out at the University of British Columbia in Canada, investigates the shift to digital government and its impact on public access to government information."
- See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/supporting-users-organizations/2013-08/e-informing-public-libraries-and-e-government#sthash.dSDdQpcl.dpuf

 

 


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Digital Government and Access to Government information

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 30, 2013 1:46 AM

Digital government and its impact on public libraries!

Part of the Library Connect Newsletter, The Social Library.

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The Social Library — 2013

The Social Library — 2013 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Library Connect Newsletter, Vol 11, no 2:

"Did the social library begin with using social media to promote library content, or was it about networking with peers in different locations? Regardless, the channels increased, the tools proliferated, and social began to take on a whole new form.

Social as a means to communicate, create and connect. Though we can only scratch the surface of social here, I’d like to explore interesting trends and share useful tips. Altmetrics is a burgeoning field trying to take the measure of social in terms of impact, while my interview with Mendeley’s William Gunn examines social in relation to research networks and discovery.

Librarians are also under pressure to manage and deliver social content. Librarians from University of Surrey, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, and De La Salle University offer practical advice.

With this issue, let’s get content under control and venture into other realms of the social library. - See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/newsletters/technology-content/2013-08/social-library-2013#sthash.g8JdSLJA.dpuf

 


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A good information resource on social media and Librarians.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 29, 2013 1:17 AM

Great resource of articles for librarians engaged in social media for the library.