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Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Online from: 1999

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Libraries Get Personal: Facebook Applications, Google Gadgets, and MySpace Profiles

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Title:Libraries Get Personal: Facebook Applications, Google Gadgets, and MySpace Profiles
Author(s):Andrew Harris, (UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (, Susan Lessick, (Head of the Grunigen Medical Library at University of California, Irvine, California, USA. (
Citation:Andrew Harris, Susan Lessick, (2007) "Libraries Get Personal: Facebook Applications, Google Gadgets, and MySpace Profiles", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 24 Iss: 8, pp.30 - 32
Keywords:Communication technologies, Internet, Libraries, World Wide Web
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/07419050710836018 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe applications, gadgets, and profiles that libraries have developed and distributed through the Facebook, iGoogle, and MySpace communities.

Design/methodology/approach – provides a general review.

Findings – Growing number of libraries and library-related organizations are creating practical tools using Web 2.0 technologies.

Originality/value – Librarians need to keep abreast of and experiment with these new methods of packaging and delivering information.

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