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Social media engagement in developing countries: Boon or bane for academic libraries?

Published on Dec 21, 2017in Information Development 1.26
· DOI :10.1177/0266666917748985
Joshua Sani Magoi1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Yanti Idaya Aspura Mohd Khalid3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Abrizah Abdullah13
Estimated H-index: 13
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The progressiveness of social media in academic libraries is the gear to achieve the libraries’ objectives, particularly in term of facilities and services. In addition, academic librarians have been using social media as a key medium for marketing, communication, and collaboration. However, social media use in academic libraries, especially in developing countries, is not without controversy. Studies indicate that social networking by academic librarians is ineffective use of librarians’ time and effort. The usefulness of and the hindrances in social media engagement for academic libraries in developing countries have yet to be established. For this reason, this review aims to identify the boons and the banes of social media engagement for academic libraries in developing countries in two continents, Asia and Africa. A structured literature review was conducted using methods promulgated by the Center for Reviews and Disseminations but adapted to the particular needs of this review. Various online databas...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 1.20
Michael J. Jones1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Morgan Harvey13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Northumbria University)
In an attempt to market their services and connect with potential users, and particularly young people, many libraries are opening accounts on social media platforms. Research suggests a contradiction between the advice relating to marketing and that regarding the use of social media in libraries, with the former emphasising the importance of the user at the centre of all considerations and the latter placing library staff as central to decisions. In this work we attempt to re-address this imbal...
Published on Dec 1, 2016in The Electronic Library 0.89
Essam Mansour4
Estimated H-index: 4
Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the use patterns and ownership of smartphone apps among students at the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) at the South Valley University (SVU), Egypt. This study may help faculty members and students, as well as DLISs in general and SVU’s DLIS, in particular, to understand the nature and purpose of such use. Design/methodology/approach This study used quantitative research methodology in the form of a survey, which was undert...
Published on Nov 21, 2016in Library Hi Tech 1.26
Qiandong Zhu1
Estimated H-index: 1
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce the implementation of the official WeChat account, the most popular mobile social media site in China, to share Jinan University Library collections and services to students, faculty and staff. The implementation, experience and issues have implications for academic libraries and other institutions to run and improve social media tools. Design/methodology/approach This paper is a case study, which elaborates on the implementation process of the o...
Published on Nov 1, 2016in The Journal of Academic Librarianship 1.61
Abrizah Abdullah13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Information Technology University),
Samaila Inuwa1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Information Technology University),
N. Afiqah-Izzati1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Information Technology University)
Abstract Purpose Embedded librarianship currently receives renewed interest worldwide, seeks to bring the library and the librarian to users in their work environment. This paper identifies and documents embedding librarianship roles as reported in the Library and Information Science (LIS) literature. Method A systematic literature review was conducted using methods promulgated by the Center for Reviews and Disseminations but adapted to the particular needs of this review. Various online databas...
Saturday U. Omeluzor3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun),
Gloria O. Oyovwe-Tinuoye1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun),
Imam Abayomi1
Estimated H-index: 1
A lot of literature exists concerning acceptance and utilisation of ‘social networking’ (SN) tools in academic libraries from different parts of the world. However, only a handful of work has been done on librarians’ use of SN in academic libraries in South-East, Nigeria. Therefore, this study tends to investigate librarians’ use of SN in academic libraries in South-East, Nigeria. This study adopted a survey design using 173 librarians from the zone. Finding showed that some librarians used SN i...
Published on Aug 8, 2016in Reference Services Review
Michael Ahenkorah-Marfo2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Harry Akussah5
Estimated H-index: 5
Purpose Social media allows collaboration, participation and sharing in libraries with users. The purpose of this study is to examine the response of academic librarians in Ghana to the use of social media in reference and user services. Design/methodology/approach It is a quantitative study that used the Likert type of questionnaire in soliciting the views of academic librarians from six public and private universities in Ghana on their knowledge and use of social media in providing reference a...
Published on May 1, 2016in Computers in Human Behavior 4.31
Abu Elnasr Sobaih6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Helwan University),
Mohamed A. Moustafa1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Helwan University)
+ 1 AuthorsMahmood A. Khan6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Pamplin College of Business)
This research is a response to the universal use of social media by students for academic-related purposes. It bridges a gap in knowledge in relation to the value and use of social media as effective teaching and learning tool in higher education in developing countries. A pre-tested questionnaire survey was self-administered to faculty members in the eight public Egyptian higher institutions offering tourism and hotel management programs. The results showed that social media have a great value ...
Baffour Ohene Agyekum1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Kumasi Polytechnic2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 2 AuthorsMayank Trivedi4
Estimated H-index: 4
The current dynamics of information and the recent technological revolution has compelled academic libraries worldwide to embrace web technologies. The focus of this study is to assess the extent of utilisation of social networking tools adopted in the well-resourced public universities in Ghana. The study used quota sampling to select 32 professional librarians from UG, KNUST, UDS and UCC to answer questionnaires. Simple descriptive tools such as charts and percentage tables were used to presen...
Published on Apr 4, 2016in The Electronic Library 0.89
Rahma Al-Kharousi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Sultan Qaboos University),
Naeema H. Jabur3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Sultan Qaboos University)
+ 1 AuthorsNabhan Al-Harrasi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Sultan Qaboos University)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the different factors that affect using Web 2.0 applications in Omani academic libraries (OALs). Design/methodology/approach – In all, 29 interviews with directors and library staff of five OALs were conducted for the purpose of collecting data for the current research. Findings – The results indicated that there are nine internal factors and four external factors that affect using Web 2.0 applications in OALs. Internal factors include the lo...
Ganiyu Oluwaseyi Quadri1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UI: University of Ibadan),
Oluwafemi Adebayo Idowu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UI: University of Ibadan)
AbstractThis study investigated social media use for information dissemination by librarians in federal university libraries in Southwest Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was adopted for the study, while the sample consisted of all 82 librarians in the selected universities. A questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection, while the data collected was analyzed through SPSS. The study established that there was a high level of awareness of social media tools like Facebook, Google+...
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Published on May 14, 2018
Sultan M. Al-Daihani6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kuniv: Kuwait University),
Mai R. Almutairi (Kuniv: Kuwait University)+ 1 AuthorsSamarkand Mubarak (Kuniv: Kuwait University)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceptions of Kuwait University students majoring in the social sciences, faculty members and academic librarians toward mobile library applications (apps), which are not currently available. These technologies are highly desirable for students, but many libraries struggle to properly implement them. Design/methodology/approach Quantitative survey questionnaires were distributed to 400 undergraduate students, of which 184 valid and completed q...