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Mazzocchi, Juliana, "Blogs and Social Networks in Libraries: Complementary or Antagonistic Tools?" (2014), Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
Blogs are among the first Web 2.0 tools that libraries have used to communicate with their users. In recent years, however, they seem to have lost their role in favour of other tools such as social networks, especially Facebook. This article analyses the downward trend that library blogs (especially academic library blogs) are experiencing in relation to the explosion of social networks. The relationship between blogs and social networks as library's communication tools is also analysed.