Through the Lens of Instagram: Library Preservation and Conservation Issues

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The popularity of social media platforms in the library and information science field has resulted in a significant number of studies exploring their various aspects and applications. Despite this, research on social media's relevance to library preservation and conservation issues is still limited. This study uses a descriptive statistical approach to analyse Instagram content (posts) related to library preservation and conservation issues. This research aims to propose a classification scheme for this content and to identify which categories are most frequently used. It is essential to determine how academic libraries are using Instagram to disseminate this information to the public, and this study aims to increase understanding of this area and to assist in raising preservation awareness among scholars. The results of this study show that libraries' social media accounts have been portraying library preservation activities in positive and interesting ways on Instagram, though the subject is mentioned less frequently than other topics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalPreservation, Digital Technology and Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022


  • Instagram
  • library conservation
  • library preservation
  • preservation awareness
  • social media


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