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Named in honor of Akilah Hughes, a comedian who also happens to be on YouTube, obviously.
Research & Academia
- Measuring Libraries’ Use of YouTube as a Promotional Tool: An Exploratory Study and Proposed Best Practices. Selene Colburn & Laura Haines (2012).
- The challenges and opportunities of marketing academic libraries in the USA: Experiences of US academic libraries with global application. Spalding & Wang. (2006).
- Libraries and return on investment (ROI): a meta‐analysis. Svanhild Aabø, (2009)
- Leveraging Position Bias to Improve Peer Recommendation. Kristina Lerman (2014).
- A new authenticity? communicative practices on YouTube. Tolson, A. (2010).
- Genre as medium on YouTube: The work of grace helbig. Betancourt, R. (2016).
- Rants, Reactions, and other Rhetorics: Genres of the YouTube Vlog. Alan Erich Werner (2012).
- Delivering the message: Disseminating information and professional development in the field of librarianship through technology. Heather Michelle Moorefield-Lang (2016).
Data & Surveys
- Pew Research: Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet.
- 2018 data: Where searches happen on the web (Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Beyond).
- Everysecond.io – YouTube.
- Google trends – YouTube.
Editorials & Blogs
- Laws and Ethics Can’t Keep Pace with Technology. Vivek Wadhwa.
- Americans still care about their public Libraries. Svati Kirsten Narula.
- Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worse. Jackie Snow.
- Meet the YouTube Stars turning Viewers Into Readers. Concepción de León.
- Something is wrong on the internet. James Bridle.
Good Old Books
- An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. Hank Green. (2018)
- Genre (Second ed.). John Frow. (2014)
- Videocracy. Kevin Allocca. (2018)
- YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (2nd ed.). Jean Burgess & Joshua Green. (2018).