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.
|Title of host publication||VALA2014 Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Publisher||VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Feb 2014|
|Event||VALA2014 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition: emPowering eFutures - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 3 Feb 2014 → 6 Feb 2014
Conference number: 17
|Conference||VALA2014 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition|
|Period||3/02/14 → 6/02/14|
Abbott, W., Donaghey, J., Hare, J., & Hopkins, P. J. (2014). The perfect storm: The convergence of social, mobile and photo technologies in libraries. In VALA2014 Proceedings Melbourne, Victoria: VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc.