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Ian Clark
Social networking tools for academic libraries - http://lis.sagepub.com/content...
This is an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries, examining the extent of their use, library staff’s perceptions of their usefulness and challenges, and factors influencing decisions to use or not to use such tools. Invitations to participate in a web-based survey were sent to 140 university libraries from Asia, North America and Europe. Responses were received from 38 libraries (response rate: 27.1%). Twenty-seven libraries (71.1%) used social networking tools, five (13.1%) were potential users and six (15.8%) did not plan to use them at all. Facebook and Twitter were the most commonly adopted tools in university libraries. Most library staff had positive perceptions on the usefulness of social networking tools, but hesitancy among library staff and limited participation of users (i.e. students) were perceived to be hindrances. This study offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Social networking tools for academic libraries - http://lis.sagepub.com/content...
This is an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries, examining the extent of their use, library staff’s perceptions of their usefulness and challenges, and factors influencing decisions to use or not to use such tools. Invitations to participate in a web-based survey were sent to 140 university libraries from Asia, North America and Europe. Responses were received from 38 libraries (response rate: 27.1%). Twenty-seven libraries (71.1%) used social networking tools, five (13.1%) were potential users and six (15.8%) did not plan to use them at all. Facebook and Twitter were the most commonly adopted tools in university libraries. Most library staff had positive perceptions on the usefulness of social networking tools, but hesitancy among library staff and limited participation of users (i.e. students) were perceived to be hindrances. This study offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Most Students Don’t Use Social Media to Study - http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012...
Demonstrates need for a sophisticated social media strategy. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Most Students Don’t Use Social Media to Study - http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012...
Demonstrates need for a sophisticated social media strategy. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
What Are We Doing With Social Media? | From the Bell Tower - http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj...
"Rather than simply establishing a presence and hoping students will notice, we're developing strategies for making the best use of our time in social networks." - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
What Are We Doing With Social Media? | From the Bell Tower - http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj...
"Rather than simply establishing a presence and hoping students will notice, we're developing strategies for making the best use of our time in social networks." - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Game On: Social Media Ideas & Prizes for Libraries « Mr. Library Dude - http://mrlibrarydude.wordpress.com/2011...
Examples of how social media is used to promote libraries using competitions etc to engage with students. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Game On: Social Media Ideas & Prizes for Libraries « Mr. Library Dude - http://mrlibrarydude.wordpress.com/2011...
Examples of how social media is used to promote libraries using competitions etc to engage with students. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Why does my library use social media? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/blognet...
When you ask most librarians why they have a social media presence they will likely say things like: To promote library services, workshops, and events. To provide better access to information. To be where the users are. To enhance instruction. To collect feedback from patrons. These are all fine actions— but they are what we are doing, not why we are doing it. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Why does my library use social media? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/blognet...
When you ask most librarians why they have a social media presence they will likely say things like: To promote library services, workshops, and events. To provide better access to information. To be where the users are. To enhance instruction. To collect feedback from patrons. These are all fine actions— but they are what we are doing, not why we are doing it. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Emerald | Information Technology & People | The “cool factor” of public access to ICT: Users' perceptions of trust in libraries, telecentres and cybercafés in developing countries - http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal...
"The reputation of the institutions hosting the venues and of the persons working in them is also critical to the users’ perception of trust in the venue. While libraries tend to have high institutional reputations and more political support than other venues, they also tend to have the lowest level of popular support. Similarly, library staff tend to have the lowest capacity and training to meet the need of ICT users in public access venues: this is exacerbated by the fact that a high proportion of libraries do not offer ICT, and many of the libraries that do offer ICT do not necessarily have trained staff to help users with the ICT tools." - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Australia Institute: we’re all mindless sheep • The Register - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011...
Search dominates how we shop on the Web, Google dominates search, big names dominate Google results, and most people don’t bother looking beyond the first page of search results. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Library Impact Data Project - http://library.hud.ac.uk/blogs...
There is statistically significant relationship between both book loans and e-resources use and student attainment. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
SALT – Surfacing the Academic Long Tail | A JISC Activity Data project blog - http://salt11.wordpress.com/
SALT will test the hypothesis that Library circulation activity data can be used to support humanities research by surfacing underused ‘long tail’ library materials through search. We will investigate how issues of relevance and frequency of borrowing might shift within the particular use case of humanities research. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
OFCOM Internet and web-based content report - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binarie...
See from pg 245. Pg 257 has regional data. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
National Statistics Online - Product - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBas...
The data tables on Internet Access show information about both households with home access to the Internet and individuals' use of the Internet. See 2011 Q1 Datasets (xls) for data by region. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Ofcom | Facts & Figures - http://media.ofcom.org.uk/facts...
Statistics from OFCOM on Internet connectivity in the UK. - Ian Clark
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Claimants in Little Chalfont and Chalfont St Giles - Ian Clark
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Residents survey including internet access. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
ScienceDirect - Government Information Quarterly : Analyzing digital divide within and between member and candidate countries o f European Union - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...
Analyzing digital divide within and between member and candidate countries o f European Union - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Exemptions — FOI Man - http://foiman.com/archives/261
Exemptions have always been contentious. FOI Man provides a glimpse behind the scenes of how the decision to apply them is taken. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Government services to be online-only | Society | The Observer - http://www.guardian.co.uk/society...
Britons will be forced to apply online for government services such as student loans, driving licences, passports and benefits under cost-cutting plans to be unveiled this week. Officials say getting rid of all paper applications could save billions of pounds. They insist that vulnerable groups will be able to fill in forms digitally at their local post offices. The plans are likely to infuriate millions of people. Around 27% of households still have no internet connection at home and six million people aged over 65 have never used the web. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Public Library Circ Leaps, while Inflation Outstrips Spending - http://www.jstor.org/stable...
JSTOR: American Libraries, Vol. 23, No. 7 (Jul. - Aug., 1992), pp. 596-597 - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
BBC News - At-a-glance: Benefits overhaul - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Claims "will normally be made through the internet". - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Is Information a Commodity? - http://www.nii.ac.jp/publica...
I have come to the sad conclusion that information is a commodity that can be traded and can, in fact, be bought and sold to make profit. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Sales soar as talking books mark 75 years - News, Books - The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...
According to the most recent sales figures from the Publishers Association, downloads of audio books grew by 72 per cent between 2008 and 2009. Sales of talking books on CD, cassette and DVD also grew to an annual £22.4m, according to the sales monitoring company Nielsen BookScan. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Public libraries and the internet 2008-2009 - http://firstmonday.org/htbin...
This paper presents an overview of methods, findings, issues, and implications from the 2008 Public Libraries and the Internet national survey, including comparisons to data from previous studies. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
iPad and Kindle users can't borrow from e-book libraries | Marketplace From American Public Media - http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display...
For all that die-hard bibliophiles say they will never ever give up their actual printed books, they may be fighting a losing battle. E-book sales are up 118 percent this year over last. The number comes from to the Association of American Publishers. You don't have to buy your e-books though. Public libraries will let you borrow them for nothing. Not without some fine print though. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Libraries: Open books | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment...
People who know how borrowing books helped to transform their own lives now need to hold their councils to account – and not just for their own sakes. - Ian Clark
Ian Clark
Libraries: Open books | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment...
People who know how borrowing books helped to transform their own lives now need to hold their councils to account – and not just for their own sakes. - Ian Clark
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