Privacy and Generation Y: Applying Library Values to Social Networking Sites
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Librarians face many challenges when dealing with issues of privacy within the mediated space of social networking sites. Conceptually, social networking sites differ from libraries on privacy as a value. Research about Generation Y students, the primary clientele of undergraduate libraries, can inform librarians’ relationship to this important emerging technology. Five recommendations assist librarians in expanding their traditional commitment to privacy into the realm of social networking sites.
Peter Fernandez. "Privacy and Generation Y: Applying Library Values to Social Networking Sites" Community & Junior College Libraries : Special Issue: Educational Technology and the Library 16.2 (2010): 100-113.
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