Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies, 1st Edition

  • Hui-Lan Titangos
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780633610
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633619
  • DDC: 025.04
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Social media technologies can help connect local communities to the wider world. Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies introduces the experience of bringing a local community to the world. This book, with the model of Santa Cruz County, California, develops a truly global approach to the subject. The first section of the book covers the early efforts of recording the local Santa Cruz area, before moving on to deal with Library 1.0. The next section looks at the present situation with Library 2.0 and its benefits. The book ends with a discussion of future directions and the implications of Library 3.0 and beyond.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Author.
1: History: Never a Dull Moment.
2: Local Community: A Long View.
3: Santa Cruz Public Library, California: A Brief Review.
4: The Rise of Local Authors and Content.
5: Putting Davenport on the Map.
6: The Era of Library 1.0.
7: Santa Cruz Public Library: Community on the Web.
8: Shanghai Library: Windows to the World.
9: Oslo Public Library: Digital Efforts.
10: Present: Library 2.0.
11: Santa Cruz Public Library: Learning and Using Library 2.0.
12: Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Carry Forward Capital of Memory.
13: Oslo Public Library: Rejuvenated OPAC.
14: Social Media for Local Community.
15: Using Social Tools: Staff Picks in Blogs.
16: YouTube: The Power of Crowdsourcing.
17: Using Social Tools: RSS Feeds.
18: Using Social Networks: Pinterest.
19: Using Social Sites: Twitter and Weibo.
20: Using Social Sites: Facebook and Renren.
21: Future: Library 3.0 and Beyond.
22: Local Needs vs. Global Resources.
23: The Librarian's Role as Information Manager.
24: The Librarian's Role as Teacher.
25: The Librarian's Role as Leader.
26: The Librarian's Role as Innovator in Transforming the OPAC.
27: Technology, Staff, and Community.
Appendix 1: Sample Titles on Santa Cruz Available in the SCPL and LC Catalogs.
Appendix 2: Staff Picks on the Readers Link Page.
Appendix 3: Historical Documents at SCPL.