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As participation in social networking services grows, information about peoples’ interests or activities is variably diffused through organizations based on selective affiliations between colleagues.
Now, this was always the case and information flow in organizations has been studied in various ways. However, participation in social networks accelerates and potentially reconfigures these flows.
We are already seeing academic studies of social network behaviors. It will be interesting to watch the response of the management literature as well to these issues.
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The library does not have a singular network presence. There may be a main website, but the library also syndicates its presence to other venues (e.g. RSS), has unbundled to social sites (e.g. Facebook), and sources activity in the cloud (e.g. LibGuides).
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The social, cultural and technological contexts of libraries, services and networks

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