THE USE OF FACEBOOK IN TEACHING AND LEARNING AS DIGITAL LIBRARY ; (The Case Study Implementation of Facebook in Jakarta Regional Office Students)
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Recently, Facebook as social networking site is one of the popular sites where everyone can find their friends, discussing, sharing and communicating through internet. This interactive site allows everyone with no limit and space to get and stay in touch with many people. Especially many institutions and information centers take the benefit from Facebook to communicate with their users and other people. In Indonesia, there are several institutions and universities that have Facebook page and profile to maintain, share and give information. This significant resource can also access university’s website, important library links, and some important databases within the page. This paper tries to examine if social network site (Facebook) has the potential to creating new resource in information and technology especially in education. There are so many problems that will arise based on the factual sight such users tend to find difficulties in searching, analyzing and accessing information that they need if they used university’s website. This paper explores how social network site (Facebook) has the potential to creating new resource in information and technology use Facebook page in finding their information needs and also in distance learning system in Jakarta Regional Office’s students. Research was conducted with Facebook page’s users. The result showed that they specifically used Facebook page in making new friends as well as keeping in touch with information on upcoming events, competitions, seminars, library announcements, new books materials and other general information. This page on Facebook will keep institutions stay in touch with information on upcoming events, competitions, seminars, announcements, new books materials and other general information.