the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
Lorin Flores, Information Literacy Coordinator
Library, School, or Organization Name:
Texas State University-San Marcos
Terrence Edwards, Lisa Ancelet
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Language in Which You Will Present:
Academic Librarians, Faculty, Graduate Students
Short Session Description (one line):
The development of social sites and social media designed specifically for scholars and academics is an emerging trend, with definite implications and uses for libraries, non-librarians, and librarians alike.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
The development of social sites and social media designed specifically for scholars and academics is an emerging trend developing in the wake of the massive popularity of social media sites such as Facebook and the more professionally focused site LinkedIn. Academic social media sites combine the "traditional" networking of social media with practical research functions such as organizing papers, generating bibliographies, and pdf annotating. They also serve as crowdsourced, searchable informal databases of scholarship. In addition tagging,commenting, and statistical features create a type of peer-review and interaction which has the potential to become another metric used to measure one's scholarly output. Librarians also have a role educating members of the academic community in the use of these scholarly social media sites, as well as other applications and sites that incorporate elements of social media, such as presentation software and bibliographic citation management tools.
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