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The implications of information democracy and digital socialism for public libraries
Abstract In these times, public libraries in many cIn these times, public libraries in many countries have increasingly come under pressure from developments within the information landscape. Thus, not least because of the massive digitization of information resources, the proliferation and popularity of search engines, in particular Google, and the booming technologies of Web 2.0, public libraries find themselves in a very complex situation. In fact, the easy-to-use technologies of Web 2.0 challenge the basic principles of information services provision undertaken by libraries. The new digital information environment and social software tools such as blogs, wikis and social networking sites have fuelled a discussion of the future of public libraries as information providers. After all there seems to be a need for public libraries to reorient their aims and objectives and to redefine their service identity. At the same time search engines, and especially Google, are increasingly coming under scrutiny. Thus, analysis results referred to show that the conception of information and the underlying purpose of Google differ from those of public libraries. Further, an increasing amount of criticism is being directed at collaborative spaces (typically Wikipedia) and social networks (e.g. MySpace) and it is pointed out that these social media are not that innocent and unproblematic. In discussing the survival of public libraries and devising an updated role for libraries in the age of Google and social media, attention should be given to fleshing out a new vision for the public library as a provider of alternative information and as an institution supporting information democracy.titution supporting information democracy.
Abstractsub In these times, public libraries in many cIn these times, public libraries in many countries have increasingly come under pressure from developments within the information landscape. Thus, not least because of the massive digitization of information resources, the proliferation and popularity of search engines, in particular Google, and the booming technologies of Web 2.0, public libraries find themselves in a very complex situation. In fact, the easy-to-use technologies of Web 2.0 challenge the basic principles of information services provision undertaken by libraries. The new digital information environment and social software tools such as blogs, wikis and social networking sites have fuelled a discussion of the future of public libraries as information providers. After all there seems to be a need for public libraries to reorient their aims and objectives and to redefine their service identity. At the same time search engines, and especially Google, are increasingly coming under scrutiny. Thus, analysis results referred to show that the conception of information and the underlying purpose of Google differ from those of public libraries. Further, an increasing amount of criticism is being directed at collaborative spaces (typically Wikipedia) and social networks (e.g. MySpace) and it is pointed out that these social media are not that innocent and unproblematic. In discussing the survival of public libraries and devising an updated role for libraries in the age of Google and social media, attention should be given to fleshing out a new vision for the public library as a provider of alternative information and as an institution supporting information democracy.titution supporting information democracy.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1007/978-3-642-16032-5_2  +
Has author Oguz E.S. + , Kajberg L. +
Has extra keyword Alternative information + , Analysis results + , Basic principles + , Collaborative spaces + , Collective intelligences + , Digital information + , Information democracy + , Information provider + , Information resource + , Public libraries + , Public library + , Social media + , Social networking sites + , Social Networks + , Social software + , Web 2.0 + , Wikipedia + , Digital libraries + , Embedded systems + , File editors + , Information management + , Information retrieval + , Information services + , Search engine + , Social networking (online) + , World Wide Web + , Libraries +
Has keyword Collective intelligence + , Information democracy + , Public libraries + , Web 2.0 +
Isbn 364216031X; 9783642160318  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 3–17  +
Published in Communications in Computer and Information Science +
Title The implications of information democracy and digital socialism for public libraries +
Type conference paper  +
Volume 96 CCIS  +
Year 2010 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 06:23:10  +
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