ISSN: 2249 - 0213

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Application of Social Networking Services (SNS) for Library Collaboration: An Exploratory Study

By rapid development of the information and communication technology, the web-based services in particularly social networking services are lets the user interact and work collaboratively. The aim of this paper is to describe an exploratory study to examine academic librarians’ perspectives on using social networking services for library collaboration. The researcher used semi-structured interview guide to collect data for investigating where academic librarians are currently cooperating each other by using social networking technologies. Finally the study identified the current networking and knowledge sharing practices in the academic library community, with an eye toward improving those services using social networking technology to track and leverage connections between information and library professionals.

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