Content analysis model to analyze facets of social mission of public library on the Facebook and in the websites

  • Luisa Alvim CIDEHUS, University of Évora (Portugal)
  • José António Calixto CIDEHUS, University of Évora (Portugal)

Abstract

In this paper we present the development and the implementation of a content analysis model for observing aspects relating to the social mission of the public library on Facebook pages and websites. The model is unique and it was developed from the literature. There were designed the four categories for analysis Generate social capital and social cohesion, Consolidate democracy and citizenship, Social and digital inclusion and Fighting illiteracies. The model enabled the collection and the analysis of data applied to a case study consisting of 99 Portuguese public libraries with Facebook page. With this model of content analysis we observed the facets of social mission and we read the actions with social facets on the Facebook page and in the websites of public libraries. At the end we discuss in parallel the results of observation of the Facebook of libraries and the websites. By reading the description of the actions of the social mission, the general conclusion and the most immediate is that 99 public libraries on Facebook and websites rarely publish social character actions, and the results are little satisfying. The Portuguese public libraries highlight substantially the actions in the category Generate social capital and social cohesion. 

Published
2017-07-02
How to Cite
ALVIM, Luisa; CALIXTO, José António. Content analysis model to analyze facets of social mission of public library on the Facebook and in the websites. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 165-176, july 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/314>. Date accessed: 25 jan. 2020.