The Path and Maturity Model of University Libraries to Enhance the Social Network Service Ability

Author(s): 
K. G. Zhu †, X. D. Song ‡, Y. P. Sun§

Affiliation(s): 
† Library, Shandong Youth University of Political Science, Ji’nan, Shandong, 250103, China,
‡ Library, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, 116024, China
§ Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3DE, United Kingdom

Cite this paper
K. G. Zhu, X. D. Song, Y. P. Sun, “The Path and Maturity Model of University Libraries to Enhance the Social Network Service Ability”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Developments, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 239-243, 2016. DOI:10.7508/jmerd.2016.01.033

ABSTRACT: From the rise to the current popularity, the services provided by SNS have been a considerable development in university libraries. In order to reflect the continuous improvement of the management process, this article aimed to build an evaluation model for the maturity of the social network service in university libraries through the discussion of the process management and knowledge consulting. By introducing the existing services maturity methods, with the combination of the inherent in the evaluation of the university library’s social network service, this article presented 5 levels of maturity model to measure the evolution process of the university library’s social network service, and put forward the countermeasures for enhancing services’ quality and level.

Keywords : University Library; University Students; Maturity Model; SNS; Knowledge Consulting.

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