A participatory library model for university libraries

Nguyen, Linh Cuong (2014) A participatory library model for university libraries. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research investigated the ways academic libraries are using social media and adopting participatory principles in their programs and services. Using the Grounded Theory method the research developed an empirically derived model for participatory libraries. The research revealed three core categories representing the participatory library: community, empowerment, and experience. The research provides library professionals, researchers and the library community, with a fresh perspective and holistic picture of the contemporary library. The findings can be used to guide the development of participatory libraries in Australia and internationally.

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ID Code: 76288
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Partridge, Helen & Edwards, Sylvia
Keywords: Participatory library, Grounded theory, Qualitative research , Social media, Library users, Library model, Library theory, Academic library, Library 2.0, Web 2.0
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2014 03:16
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:30

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