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Follow us on Facebook! A content analysis of academic libraries’ Facebook profiles | IATUL 2012

This study seeks to understand how Library 2.0 services, libraries’ Facebook profiles in this case, are used to virtualize library functions and user interaction processes. Web content analysis was performed on 30 Facebook profiles of academic libraries in Taiwan, with three data collection theme: (1) current Facebook uses and maintenance; (2) types of information shared; and (3) types of user participation.

 

Although Facebook is used by academic libraries as a way to primarily engage user participation, preliminary results indicate that majority of the posts are made by libraries, and only a limited are made by fans. Looking from academic library’s functions, a large part of public services, such as multimedia broadcast and book advice, can be arranged and delivered more efficiently by social media. As to technical services, one particular library is experimenting the integration of Facebook to existing library OPAC.

 

More findings here: http://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/iatul2012/archives/247/

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Library 2.0: the changing face of libraries

Library 2.0: the changing face of libraries | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
The landscape of libraries and the profession of librarianship are constantly evolving.

 

Today’s library is a transformed space that exceeds its physical boundaries and reaches into cyberspace. Today’s librarian must be tech savvy and remain attuned to a body of users with an enormous range of needs and aptitudes. Meanwhile, the language used to describe libraries and librarians has kept pace with the changes in the field.

 

Read more about what makes a library a library today here: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/04/the-changing-face-of-libraries/

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