Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies

1st Edition

A Global Approach

Print ISBN: 9781843346968
eBook ISBN: 9781780633619
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st August 2013
Page Count: 304
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Social media technologies can help connect local communities to the wider world. Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies introduces the experience of bringing a local community to the world. This book, with the model of Santa Cruz County, California, develops a truly global approach to the subject. The first section of the book covers the early efforts of recording the local Santa Cruz area, before moving on to deal with Library 1.0. The next section looks at the present situation with Library 2.0 and its benefits. The book ends with a discussion of future directions and the implications of Library 3.0 and beyond.

Key Features

  • Illustrates the potential for new developments through practical experience
  • Goes beyond digitization technology to include: integrating database management; using library professionals’ unique research skills; conferencing and publications; and rejuvenating Library 1.0 applications
  • Demonstrates how to effectively present local information to the world


Practitioners and students in Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables

List of abbreviations

About the author



Part 1: History: Never A Dull Moment

Chapter 1: Local community: a long view


A long process

In the era of social media technologies

Chapter 2: Santa Cruz Public Library, California: a brief review


Monterey Library Association: the first public library in California

Santa Cruz Library Association: the predecessor of SCPL

First head librarian: Minerva Waterman

Preserving Pacific West heritage: Hubert Howe Bancroft

Preserving Pacific West natural resources: John Muir

Chapter 3: The rise of local authors and content


Santa Cruz County history and Margaret Koch

Chinese Gold and Sandy Lydon

Hihn-Younger Archive and Stanley D. Stevens

Pathways to the Past

Chapter 4: Putting Davenport on the map


Librarian historian: Alverda Orlando

Davenport Cement Centennial

Lime Kiln Legacies

Urgency in history preservation

Part 2: The Era of Library 1.0

Chapter 5: Santa Cruz Public Library: community on the web


Full-text Local History Articles

SCPL Local History Gallery

Local online databases

Chapter 6: Shanghai Library: windows to the world


The opening of Shanghai

The Xujiahui Library: the first library in Shanghai

The Shanghai Library

Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF)

The Window of Shanghai (WoS)

Chapter 7: Oslo Public Library: digital efforts



The Deichman Digital Workshop (Deichmans Digitale Verksted)

Kinoteket (Cinematheque)

Traditional library services in digital form

Part 3: Present: Library 2.0




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"The value...lies in its main key feature: the sharing of practical experiences of presenting local information to the world. It is intended for persons interested in embracing Web 2.0 technologies to improve the services they render to their individual communities."--Online Information Review,Vol 38, No. 5, 2014