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Sunday, May 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Poster Session 1: Poster Board Number 12

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Poster Board Number: 12
Title: Adoption of Web-based Video Sharing Sites by Libraries of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
Objectives: This study intends to determine the extent and nature of institutional use of web-based video sharing sites, such as YouTube, by full member libraries of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL).
Methods: In August 2010, the investigators identified appropriate contacts at each institution; designed a survey to analyze academic health sciences libraries' use of YouTube, Vimeo, iTunesU, and other video sharing sites; and distributed it via SurveyMonkey. Forty-two libraries responded to the survey resulting in a 34% response rate (n=42/122). Respondents that indicated that their library had its own video sharing site (12%, n=5/42) were directed to questions regarding uses and future uses of video sharing sites, video creation, institutional support and policy, and promotional efforts. Respondents that indicated that their library did not have their own video sharing site (81%, n=34/42) were directed to questions that investigated reasons for not having such a presence.
Results: Respondents indicated the biggest uses of video sharing sites to be marketing efforts, the provision of virtual tours, and the promotion of library resources and services. Of the libraries without their own video sharing sites, 41% (n=14/34) reported that library staff had no time to set up or maintain, and 32% (n=11/34) revealed that they had never thought about using a web-based video sharing site for their libraries.
Conclusions: Due to the small number of libraries with their own video sharing sites, it is difficult to ascertain conclusive results on the uses of YouTube in health sciences libraries. The data indicate that health sciences libraries have not made video and screen capture services a priority.
Authors: Dean Hendrix, Coordinator, Education Services; Alexis Alfasso, Graduate Student; Kerry Cotter, Graduate Student; Health Sciences Library; State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Sunday May 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall A - Minneapolis Convention Center

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