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Hui-Lan Titangos, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, USA
Chandos Publishing Social Media Series No. 5
- illustrates the potential for new developments through practical experience
- goes beyond digitization technology to include: integrating database management; using library professionals’ unique research skills; conferencing and publications; and rejuvenating Library 1.0 applications
- demonstrates how to effectively present local information to the world
- provides experience and practical strategies for LIS specialists to prepare them for new technical and cultural challenges
Social media technologies can help connect local communities to the wider world. Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies introduces the experience of bringing a local community to the world. This book, with the model of Santa Cruz County, California develops a truly global approach to the subject. The first section of the book covers the early efforts of recording the local Santa Cruz area, before moving on to deal with Library 1.0. The next section looks at the present situation with Library 2.0 and its benefits. The book ends with a discussion of future directions and the implications of Library 3.0 and beyond.
ISBN 1 84334 696 6
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 696 8
200 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
Approx. £47.50 / US$80.00 / €55.00
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About the author
Hui-Lan H. Titangos is Reference/Access Services Librarian at Santa Cruz Public Libraries. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Information Management and an MLIS from the University of California at Berkeley. Her previous experience includes working for The DIALOG Corporation, Pacific Neighbourhood Consortium, and Shanghai Filmmakers’ Association. She came to Santa Cruz in 1989 and fell in love with its landscape, and most of all, its people. She is the author of five working papers about Santa Cruz published in journals and publications, such as Library Management and Chinese Librarianship.
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History: The Early Efforts: Never a Dull Moment; The era of Library 1.0: Making local photograph collection and articles available on the homepage in the 1990’s; Publishing local interests; Creating and compiling local online resources; Cataloguing and organizing historical local government documents on city and county planning, and environmental impact reports to make them available to local and remote users via OPAC; Present: Library 2.0: Systematic introduction to the world through international publications and conferences; Library 2.0 technologies have made for the realization of the one-stop shopping concept; Promote local authors; Rejuvenate Library OPAC, enabling it to be a gateway to library’s home databases; Consolidate in one place online directories for local non-profit and religious organizations; Collaborate with other organizations to have full access to the local collection; Future: Library 3.0 and Beyond: Implications: Provide systematic and continuous training to staff members as we step into the world of Library 3.0 where new technical and cultural challenges occur; Continue ongoing adult classes and other tutorials to the public as technologies advance; Build a user-friendly experience with a virtual library for users to access; Citizen-initiated information and materials to be presented to the outside world; Awareness that technology can always be replaced by newer inventions; The most valuable assets are your staff and community.