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Using Social Network Sites for Library Services in Public Libraries: Possibilities and Challenges

Using Social Network Sites for Library Services in Public Libraries: Possibilities and Challenges
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Author(s): Ashok Kumar (Anna Centenary Library, India) and S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 16
Source title: Handbook of Research on Inventive Digital Tools for Collection Management and Development in Modern Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): S. Thanuskodi (Alagappa University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8178-1.ch004

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Abstract

Social Network sites are one of the innovative technologies contributing libraries the opportunity to reach out to its patrons. Keeping library users up to date is the primary aim of every library, online library services taken the role successfully, and among them Social Network Sites plays the unique role to keep the patrons informative. In this chapter, we provide a study of an attempt to use social media to engage with public libraries. Also this chapter has come out with a testimony on library services and the challenges through FaceBook, Twitter and Weblogs.

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