The Problems and Potential of MySpace and Facebook Usage in Academic Libraries

@article{Chu2008ThePA,
  title={The Problems and Potential of MySpace and Facebook Usage in Academic Libraries},
  author={Melanie Chu and Yvonne Nalani Meulemans},
  journal={Internet Reference Services Quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={69 - 85}
}
ABSTRACT How are college students using and communicating with online social networking? How can these technologies be utilized by libraries and librarians? A review of the literature provides current context of social networking sites, the usage and viability of related technologies in academic libraries, and the role of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in facilitating student learning. Data from a survey and focus group provide insight into how students are using MySpace and Facebook… 
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