Social network analysis: Making public library communities visible
Sustainable Digital Communities: 15th International Conference, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020, Proceedings
Anneli Sundqvist, Gerd Berget, Jan Nolin, Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad
This paper argues for applying social network analysis (SNA) theoretically and methodologically to study information organizations, specifically the contemporary public library and its network relations with its communities. A brief review of SNA’s origins, theoretical underpinnings, and key concepts is followed by a discussion of why and how public library research could benefit from taking this perspective, and the multiple options available for defining the library-user relational tie as the unit of analysis. Constraints affecting data collection and analysis are also noted.
Community, Information organizations, Social network analysis
Deborah Hicks, Mary M. Cavanagh, and Amy VanScoy. "Social network analysis: Making public library communities visible" Sustainable Digital Communities: 15th International Conference, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020, Proceedings (2020): 884-891. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43687-2_74