EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING IN A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT

Hou Ieong Ho, Jieh Hsiang

Abstract

As social networking becoming commonplace among the young patrons of the libraries, many libraries are incorporating their services into existing social networking environments. However, there have not been many studies on the effectiveness of such services. In this paper, we describe how the National University Library utilizes two social networking platforms, Facebook and Plurk, to provide better services to its webized community. The effectiveness of these services is demonstrated through a quantitative analysis. Different behaviour due to the different propagation mechanisms of Facebook and Plurk is also discussed. Our results indicate that certain library services using social networking services are easy to build, easy to maintain, easy to analyze, and are effective for reaching out to webized patrons.

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in Harvard Style

Ieong Ho H. and Hsiang J. (2010). EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING IN A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-30-0, pages 307-310. DOI: 10.5220/0003079803070310


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis10,
author={Hou Ieong Ho and Jieh Hsiang},
title={EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING IN A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT },
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={307-310},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003079803070310},
isbn={978-989-8425-30-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)
TI - EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING IN A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT
SN - 978-989-8425-30-0
AU - Ieong Ho H.
AU - Hsiang J.
PY - 2010
SP - 307
EP - 310
DO - 10.5220/0003079803070310