From web 2.0 to lib 2.0: new paradigms for driving access to knowledge by academic librarians in Nigeria(2010)
AbstractPurpose: This paper investigates the concept of web 2.0 and its application to library services known as library 2.0. Design/Methodology/Approach: Basically, information was gathered through literature search and the paper commences with basics of web 2.0, stating the concept, the features and then, transition to lib 2.0. Library 2.0 is seen as a user-centered tool which enables real time interaction with library patrons enhancing a two way relationship where the information consumers connect with information producers to become co-producers themselves. This paper discusses how academic librarians might utilize and leverage these new innovations in driving access to knowledge in the 21st century. Findings: challenges of using lib. 2.0 tools by librarians to drive access to knowledge include technophobia, resistance to change, criticisms of library 2.0 by scholars among others. Practical implications: Library 2.0 is touted as a facilitator for knowledge access to patrons. Librarians are called to use this tool to reach out beyond their walls and institutions and reach out to both actual and potential patrons where ever they are located. Originality/Value: A knowledge Access (KA) 2.0 model was designed which shows the nexus between library 2.0 tools and library users. Keywords: Web 2.0, Lib. 2.0, librarians, knowledge. Paper type: Viewpoint.
- Web 2.0,
- Lib. 2.0,
Citation InformationHelen N Eke. "From web 2.0 to lib 2.0: new paradigms for driving access to knowledge by academic librarians in Nigeria" (2010)
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