Social media in loosely-coupled systems


As loosely-coupled systems, libraries can use social media tools to strengthen their advantages. Librarians can use social media tools to capture knowledge, collaborate, extend their marketing, give staff and users a voice, and connect the virtual world to the physical world. Librarians must be aware of the disintermediation of traditional media caused by disruptive technologies. Library leaders must allow their libraries to remain flexible enough to adapt while tightening their loose system to share information and collaborate.

Key words

social media


loosely-coupled systems


capturing knowledge

empowering staff

empowering users



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