Canada

Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World

The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground—shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location—is as old as human societies, but social networking has flourished due to the ease of connecting on the Web. This OCLC membership report explores this web of social participation and cooperation on the Internet and how it may impact the library’s role, including:

  • The use of social networking, social media, commercial and library services on the Web
  • How and what users and librarians share on the Web and their attitudes toward related privacy issues
  • Opinions on privacy online
  • Libraries’ current and future roles in social networking

The report is based on a survey (by Harris Interactive on behalf of OCLC) of the general public from six countries—Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—and of library directors from the U.S. The research provides insights into the values and social-networking habits of library users.

Nous sommes une coopérative mondiale de bibliothèques qui appartient à, est gouvernée et entretenue par, ses membres depuis 1967. Notre utilité publique est une déclaration d’engagement les uns envers les autres, plus précisément que nous travaillerons ensemble pour améliorer l’accès aux informations détenues par les bibliothèques à travers le monde et trouverons des façons de réduire les coûts des bibliothèques par le biais de la collaboration. Plus de détails »