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Proactive Chat Reference: Getting in the Users’ Space
College & Research Libraries News (2014)
  • Jie Zhang, John Carroll University
  • Nevin J Mayer, John Carroll University
Abstract
The article presents chat reference service software adopted by Grasselli Library at John Carroll University. It discusses experiences, results and termination of the use of software Trillium and Meebo for chat reference queries. It examines the adoption of software Zopim topics such as installation, impact of trigger-initiated chat and number of reference chat questions. It also compares questions from trigger-initiated chats with patron-initiated chats.
Keywords
  • academic libraries,
  • library reference services,
  • library user services,
  • online chat
Publication Date
April, 2014
Citation Information
Jie Zhang and Nevin J Mayer. "Proactive Chat Reference: Getting in the Users’ Space" College & Research Libraries News Vol. 75 Iss. 4 (2014) p. 202 - 205 ISSN: 0099-0086
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jie-zhang/1/