The use of social media technologies in the work practices of information professionals

Sally Burford

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSONE 2011
EditorsIsto Juvila, Kim Holmberg, Maria Kronqvist-Berg
Place of PublicationTurku, Finland
PublisherAbo Akademi University
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789521226540
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInformation Sciences and Social Media - Turku, Turku, Finland
Duration: 24 Aug 201126 Aug 2011


ConferenceInformation Sciences and Social Media
Abbreviated titleISSOME 2011


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