The latest OCLC report to the membership, Sharing, privacy and trust in our networked world, is now available.
The report is based on a survey (by Harris Interactive on behalf of OCLC) of the general public from six countries—Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—and of library directors from the U.S. The research provides insights into the values and social-networking habits of library users. [Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World [OCLC – Membership reports]]
It looks at evolving attitudes to privacy and trust in an environment increasingly shaped by web-based communication and relates this to perceptions of the library and its role. Specifically, it addresses:
- The use of social networking, social media, commercial and library services on the Web
- How and what users and librarians share on the Web and their attitudes toward related privacy issues
- Opinions on privacy online
- Libraries’ current and future roles in social networking