Academic library Facebook posts: a research questionnaire

Those of you who were at our 2015 conference may remember Suzanne Parfitt from Charles Sturt University, Australia, and her research into patrons’ responsiveness to academic library Facebook posts. Suzanne’s research has now reached the next stage and she is distributing a questionnaire to people with a connection to a university in Australia or UK (student, staff or alumni).

Please help Suzanne reach as many people as possible by sharing the link to her questionnaire. If you have a library Facebook account, this is the post Suzanne has suggested for University libraries to use or edit:-

A CHANCE TO WIN A MOVIE VOUCHER!!

Do you have links with a UK or Australian University (student, staff or alumnus/graduate)?  I’d like to hear from you!  I am a student from Charles Sturt University, Australia and I’m studying University Library Facebook pages for my Masters project.  It would be appreciated if you could take 10 minutes to fill in a questionnaire https://www.research.net/r/AcademicLibrary_FB.  As a thank you for your time, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a draw to win a £20 or AUS$42 movie voucher.  (Please feel free to share this post with your friends, thank you!)

 

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World Map of Social Networks updated for 2011

The World Map of Social Networks, which measures popularity of social networks around the world based on Alexa & Google Trends for Websites data, has been updated for 2011. You can also compare with older maps and browse an animated version of the map on the Vincos blog.

World Map of Social Networks

The end of RSS on social networks?

The Stay N Alive blog has an interesting post about how both Twitter and Facebook seem to have unceremoniously ditched RSS .

While Twitter have provided some basic information about how you can still use RSS (using the developer resources — so not particularly user-friendly), it’s still a crying shame that the RSS icon is no longer such a visible presence on the homepage. There are also various workarounds to be found for accessing Facebook feeds but no telling how long these will last.

Crowdsourcing answers with Quora (q&a series)

There are quite a few Question and Answer websites aiming to fill a gap left by search engine algorithms by taking a crowd sourcing approach to references services and over the coming weeks we will be reviewing a few of them.

Q&A sites are based on the premise that people answer questions better than search engines do and, I’m sure this is often true. But, as Yahoo! Answers regularly demonstrates, the wisdom of crowds is no sure thing. How do you ensure the quality of answers, or even the questions themselves?

We will be looking at how these services approach issues such as these, starting with Quora.

organize quora
Quora ontology

There are a number of Question and Answer websites aiming to fill a gap left by search engine algorithms by taking a crowdsourcing approach to references services and over the coming weeks we will be reviewing a few of them.

Q&A sites are based on the premise that people answer questions better than search engines do and I’m sure this is often true. But, as Yahoo! Answers regularly demonstrates, the wisdom of crowds is not guaranteed. How do you ensure the quality of answers, or even the questions themselves?

We will be looking at how these services approach issues such as these, starting with Quora. Continue reading “Crowdsourcing answers with Quora (q&a series)”

Social networking and libraries event Friday 9th July

Cilip’s Multimedia Information and Technology Group held an excellent event on social networking and libraries yesterday (9th July) with speakers covering tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Foursquare as well as mobile technologies. Overview: http://kwiddows.blogspot.com/2010/07/social-networking-in-libraries-mmit.html also tweets on the seminar at #mmit

Cilip’s Multimedia Information and Technology Group held an excellent event on social networking and libraries yesterday (9th July) with speakers covering tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Foursquare as well as mobile technologies.   Overview: http://kwiddows.blogspot.com/2010/07/social-networking-in-libraries-mmit.html also tweets on the seminar at #mmit and photos on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/catherinedhanjal/sets/72157624465983986/

MMIT event social networking in libraries – 9th July 2010

MMIT event: social networking in libraries. 9th July 2010. Liverpool.

 

New event: Social networking in libraries

Multimedia Information & Technology Group announces its latest event: social networking in libraries. The event will take place in Liverpool on Friday July 9th.

The speakers are:

  • Gareth Johnson – University of Leicester
  • Andy Walsh – University of Huddersfield
  • Zelda Chatten – University of Liverpool
  • Dave Pulpett – LSE

 

To book or for more details, contact: http://surveys.edgehill.ac.uk/mmit or Ruth Wilson wilsonr@edgehill.ac.uk