Enabled and underpinned by the use of the internet, knowledge and information take an increasingly prominent place in modern society. As the technologies of social media create a second wave of innovation and opportunity in the organisational use of the web, this research paper examines the nexus of two important phenomena: various established informaiton practices and the uptake of social media tools to facilitate or extent these practices. The paper reports an investiation of practices in which information professionals include the tools of social media and the theoretical outcomes that follow. This research provides a deeper understanding of the way that social media can benefit information practices.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSONE 2011|
|Editors||Isto Juvila, Kim Holmberg, Maria Kronqvist-Berg|
|Place of Publication||Turku, Finland|
|Publisher||Abo Akademi University|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Information Sciences and Social Media - Turku, Turku, Finland|
Duration: 24 Aug 2011 → 26 Aug 2011
|Conference||Information Sciences and Social Media|
|Abbreviated title||ISSOME 2011|
|Period||24/08/11 → 26/08/11|
Burford, S. (2011). The use of social media technologies in the work practices of information professionals. In I. Juvila, K. Holmberg, & M. Kronqvist-Berg (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSONE 2011 (pp. 255-271). Turku, Finland: Abo Akademi University.