Friday, 11 December 2009

Implications of Web 2.0 for academic libraries

Brian McManus from Washington State University has written about the implications of Web 2.0 for academic libraries in the Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Libraries.
Here is the abstract :

"New technologies are impacting the daily work of academic libraries and librarians more and more, with Web 2.0 services at the forefront. Many academic libraries in the United States are beginning to leverage the power of these services to provide better and more relevant services to their patrons. They are doing so by integrating Web 2.0 services into their web presence, library instruction programs, and reference services. The implementation of these services have huge implications for how libraries now and in the future will stay relevant to their communities and how they will face the next generation of new information technology."

Contains details of initiatives at Wake Forest University Z. Smith Reynolds Library in use of Web 2.0 for IL instruction.

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