Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Social Networking sites

The December issue of College & Research Libraries News had an article on social networking sites. They talked about mySpace, Facebook, and sites that had useful information for librarians using them. One thing I hadn't known was that JSTOR provides a Facebook application to search its database. (Perhaps that's something we could include on Rolfing's Facebook page?)

OCLC also just released a report on a study they did of social networking and issues related to libraries, called "Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World:"
http://www.oclc.org/reports/sharing/default.htm
One of the interesting facts they discovered was that people don't think of library websites as more private than others, and they don't care too much about privacy in their searching.One of the interesting facts they discovered was that people don't think of library websites as more private than others, and they don't care too much about privacy in their searching.

1 Comments:

  • At 1:12 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    OCLC also has a Facebook search app for WorldCat. Can EBSCO be far behind.

    I have not forgotten our FB page and hope to work on it soon.

    Matt

     

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