How to study social media practises in converging library spaces. Making the case for deploying co-­presence ethnography in studies of 2.0-­libraries

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Abstract

Ethnographically inspired methods have in recent years been successfully applied in Information Science (IS) research on different forms of social media related practices (c.f. Sundin & Francke 2009a; 2009b, Kjellberg 2010). This paper aims to contribute to an emerging discussion on the use of this methodological approach for analysing and comprehending consequences of the 2.0-turn in public libraries. Drawing on the experiences of a one-year long ethnographic study of everyday work-related social media practices in a Swedish public library, I suggest that there are significant epistemic benefits of using the ethnographic approach in this field. By shifting focus to everyday practices and routines in local settings, new features of the 2.0-phenomena are accentuated, contributing to different understandings of the role of social media in public library development.

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Enheter & grupper
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap

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Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationInformation Science and Social Media. Proceedings of the International Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME 2011, August 24-26, Åbo/Turku, Finland
RedaktörerIsto Huvila, Kim Holmberg, Maria Kronqvist-Berg
FörlagInformation Studies, Åbo Academy University, Finland: Åbo
Sidor83-90
Antal sidor7
StatusPublished - 2011
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangInternational Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME 2011 - Åbo/Turku, Finland
Varaktighet: 2011 aug 242011 aug 26

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ISSN (tryckt)2242-0495

Konferens

KonferensInternational Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME 2011
LandFinland
OrtÅbo/Turku
Period2011/08/242011/08/26