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Social Media and Libraries: the EBSCO survey

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EBSCO has just published first results of their european survey about social medias usage by libraries.

Some findings I noticed:

  • 62% of librarians have a positive perception of social media
  • Main goals of creating social media:
    • to maximise library exposure
    • to modernise the library image
  • Main social media targetted by libraries:
    • Social networks (FaceBook, etc.)
    • Blogging
    • Widgets
    • Twitter
  • Only 14% of libraries implemented with preliminary survey of end users
  • Main difficulties when implementing:
    • Takes too much time to maintain
  • Main success factors:
    • Good understanding of end users needs
  • French libraries are the less enthusiastic in Europe

Harnesk, Jakob. Social Media in libraries: European survey findings. Presentation available on line:


Written by hbasset

August 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

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