The perfect storm: The convergence of social, mobile and photo technologies in libraries

Wendy Abbott, Jessie Donaghey, Joanna Hare, Peta J. Hopkins

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    Abstract

    The intersection of mobile and photographic technologies with social networks has produced platforms such as Instagram. The way libraries are using these platforms has not been investigated in depth. This research aims to discover trends in the use of Instagram by libraries, reporting on selected libraries’ experiences and intentions behind capturing and sharing images on Instagram. Recommendations will be made on how librarians can transform relationships and engagement with their communities through mobile photo sharing, taking advantage of ‘the perfect storm’ of technological convergence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVALA2014 Proceedings
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, Victoria
    PublisherVALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2014
    EventVALA2014 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition: emPowering eFutures - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 3 Feb 20146 Feb 2014
    Conference number: 17
    http://www.vala.org.au/conf2014

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    ConferenceVALA2014 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition
    Abbreviated titleVALA
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period3/02/146/02/14
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