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Zhang, Xi; Vogel, Douglas R.; Zhou, Zhongyun – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2012
Knowledge sharing visibility (KSV) is a critical environmental factor which can reduce social loafing in knowledge sharing (KS). This is especially true in ICT [information and communication technology]-based KS in learning organisations. As such, it is imperative that we better understand how to design technology enabled knowledge management…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Mediated Communication
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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This study targets librarians and information professionals who use Web 2.0 tools and applications with a view to providing snapshots on how Web 2.0 technologies are used. It also aims to identify values and impact that such tools have exerted on libraries and their services, as well as to detect various issues associated with the implementation…
Descriptors: Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Ovadia, Steven – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
Quora (www.quora.com) is a contemporary, web-based take on reference. Users post questions within Quora and other users answer the questions. Users can vote for and against answers (or not vote at all). It is users asking questions of friends and strangers and then sorting through the results. If the model sounds familiar, it's because it is.…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Internet, Users (Information), Libraries
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Ozcelik, Erol; Acarturk, Cengiz – Computers & Education, 2011
Online information sources, such as pictures and animations on web pages are frequently used for complementing printed course material in educational contexts. The concurrent use of online and printed information sources by students, however, requires going back and forth between physically separated course material, such as a course book and a…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Printed Materials, Electronic Libraries
Kumaran, Maha; Geary, Joe – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Technology has transformed libraries. There are digital libraries, electronic collections, online databases and catalogs, ebooks, downloadable books, and much more. With free technology such as social websites, newspaper collections, downloadable online calendars, clocks and sticky notes, online scheduling, online document sharing, and online…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Internet, Librarians, Library Services
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Powers, Amanda Clay; Shedd, Julie; Hill, Clay – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Gathering qualitative information about usage behavior of library Web sites is a time-consuming process requiring the active participation of patron communities. Libraries that collect virtual reference transcripts, however, hold valuable data regarding how the library Web site is used that could benefit Web designers. An analysis of virtual…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Web Sites, Research Libraries, Word Frequency
Lietzau, Zeth; Helgren, Jamie – Library Research Service, 2011
It's well known that technology is changing at an increasingly rapid pace and that many public libraries throughout the United States are attempting to adopt new technologies to better reach their patrons. In trade journals, blogs, and at library conferences, professionals in the field have continually discussed the best methods for using web…
Descriptors: Library Research, Electronic Publishing, Public Libraries, Content Analysis
Ashraf, Tariq, Ed.; Sharma, Jaideep, Ed.; Gulati, Puja Anand, Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2010
The increasing prevalence of digital information systems and technologies compels libraries across the globe to update systems and provide users with a digital experience outside the confines of the structural library, providing useful benefits to the user while creating new areas of concern such as digital information preservation.…
Descriptors: Preservation, Copyrights, Information Systems, Electronic Libraries
Connaway, Lynn Silipigni; Radford, Marie L. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2011
As individuals become more and more comfortable mediating all kinds of situations online and through various technologies, their virtual selves increasingly overlap their "real" lives. Posting a "happy birthday!" message on Facebook is as automatic as dropping a card in the mail. E-mailing relevant links to co-workers happens as naturally as…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Seeking, Reference Materials, Reference Services
Weldon, Lorette S. J. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Information professionals need to be reachable through email (through cell phones, laptops, Treos, and BlackBerries) and customers' questions have to be answered in "real time," meaning that once the question is sent, an answer is expected that moment. A library in a Google environment allows this to happen. It also allows the information…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Scientists, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
Brisco, Shonda – School Library Journal, 2009
The author presents 10 best digital resources for 2009. As librarians prepare for the next school year--or as public libraries develop the budget for a new fiscal year--these are the products for children and teens that should be advocated to add to one's digital collection. These include: (1) American Indian Experience; (2) Animoto…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, American Indians, School Libraries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
With celebrities discussing Twitter on television talk shows, Facebook being used by people to share pictures of their grandchildren, and academic seminars being delivered in Second Life, it is hard to get through a day without being faced with some sort of social networking tool. Librarians often talk about the importance of outreach and of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Social Networks, College Libraries
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Cahill, Kay – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the work undertaken by Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in an effort to convert its website into a true virtual branch, both through the functionality of the website itself and by extending its web presence on to external social networking sites. Design/methodology/approach: VPL worked with its…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Public Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Stigter, Fleur – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of The Bridging Worlds Conference which was held in October 2008 in Singapore. Design/methodology/approach: One of the main topics the National Library Board of Singapore, the organising party, wished to address was the roles cultural institutions, such as libraries, may play in…
Descriptors: Cultural Centers, Marketing, Cultural Differences, Electronic Libraries