24 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
“Increased convenience for users provide students with tools not otherwise available on campus improve
presentation for digital collections.”
“Staff working together on projects.”
“Support subject liaison librarians public relations marketing services to users.”
“Use Wikis to track and document specific projects.”
Types of Social Software or Networking Used
6. Please indicate whether your library is participating in or plans to participate in any of the
following types of social networking/sharing services. Check all that apply. N=61
Yes No N
Chat or instant messenger services 60 1 61
RSS (Really Simple Syndication), e.g., libraries Web pages with RSS, podcasts, etc. 58 2 60
Blogs 54 5 59
Wikis, e.g., a Wiki used as a subject guide, a Wiki used as Intranet, etc. 54 6 60
Widgets, e.g., MeeboMe, Plugoo, etc. 48 9 57
Social networking sites, e.g., MySpace, Facebook, Ning, etc. 45 13 58
Social bookmarking or social tagging sites, e.g., del.icio.us, LibraryThing, user generated
tags in the library catalog, etc.
44 15 59
Media sharing sites, e.g., YouTube, Flickr, Photobucket, etc. 43 11 54
VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services 25 28 53
Virtual worlds, e.g., a library presence in Second Life, World of Warcraft, etc. 21 31 52
Other 23 18 41
Note: Questions 7 through 17 provide details about each social software application.
Examples of Social Software Used
For each type of software/service used, please indicate below an example of the specific site/software/service, a URL for the
example, the year it was first used, a brief description of how it is being used by your library, and the main goal for using this
particular tool. Please provide links to additional information about the site/software/service in the Call for Documentation at the
end of the survey.
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