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UK Public Libraries and Social Networking Services

UK Public Libraries and Social Networking Services Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe how public libraries can gain social networking services for the first time with DS Arena. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a description of DS Arena and outlines its potential uses. Findings – DS Arena is built on modern foundations which is critical in service delivery in the rapidly evolving Web 2.0 landscape. It uses a framework of web services to provide content and interactive services; these web services can be extended and revised in an incremental manner over time. Originality/value – DS Arena provides a real opportunity for library and information services to deliver services and thereby redefine and extend their service offering to the citizen. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

UK Public Libraries and Social Networking Services

Library Hi Tech News , Volume 25 (4): 3 – May 2, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0741-9058
DOI
10.1108/07419050810890602
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe how public libraries can gain social networking services for the first time with DS Arena. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a description of DS Arena and outlines its potential uses. Findings – DS Arena is built on modern foundations which is critical in service delivery in the rapidly evolving Web 2.0 landscape. It uses a framework of web services to provide content and interactive services; these web services can be extended and revised in an incremental manner over time. Originality/value – DS Arena provides a real opportunity for library and information services to deliver services and thereby redefine and extend their service offering to the citizen.

Journal

Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: May 2, 2008

Keywords: Communication technologies; Information systems; Service delivery; Public libraries; Local government; Social networks

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