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Title:The Neighborhood Book Exchange: Community catalyst or media hype?
Author(s):Gollner, Kathleen; Webster, Tenny; Nathan, Lisa
Subject(s):neighborhood book exchange
social network theory
social capital
community informatics
information seeking behavior
information behavior
social and community informatics
Abstract:Through this poster we introduce the recent appearance of Neighborhood Book Exchanges (NooX) across North America and outline our plans for an empirical investigation of the phenomenon. Our investigation draws upon social networking theory, information seeking behavior scholarship and literature from community informatics to frame and investigate the following questions: Does the use of NooX engender stronger community ties amongst its users; In what ways do NooX support (or not) users’ information behaviours? Are there identifiable patterns between the NooX content and its location over time? Through this submission we develop a working description of a NooX, propose an initial investigation of the NooX phenomenon, and anticipate contributions to contemporary information theory.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Gollner, K., Webster, T. & Nathan, L. (2013). The Neighborhood Book Exchange: Community Catalyst or Media Hype? iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 697-700). doi:10.9776/13323
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03

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