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.
- 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
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.
Table of Contents
PART 1 HISTORY: NEVER A DULL MOMENT: Local community: a long view; Santa Cruz Public Library, California: a brief review; The rise of local authors and content; Putting Davenport on the map
PART 2 THE ERA OF LIBRARY 1.0: Santa Cruz Public Library: community on the web; Shanghai Library: windows to the world; Oslo Public Library: digital efforts
PART 3 PRESENT: LIBRARY 2.0: Santa Cruz Public Library: learning and using Library 2.0; Bibliotheca Alexandrina: carry forward capital of memory; Oslo Public Library: rejuvenated OPAC
PART 4 SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY: Using social tools: Staff Picks in blogs; YouTube: the power of crowdsourcing; Using social tools: RSS feeds; Using social networks: Pinterest; Using social sites: Twitter and Weibo; Using social sites: Facebook and Renren
PART 5 FUTURE: LIBRARY 3.0 AND BEYOND: Local needs vs. global resources; The librarian’s role as information manager; The librarian’s role as teacher; The librarian’s role as leader; The librarian’s role as innovator in transforming the OPAC; Technology, staff, and community; Appendices