Significance of Web 2.0 Technology and its Application in Academic Libraries

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2014 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-10 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Rashmi S. Tarade , Nilu Singh
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V10P143


Rashmi S. Tarade , Nilu Singh. "Significance of Web 2.0 Technology and its Application in Academic Libraries". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V10(5):241-246 Apr 2014. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
The objective of this paper is to provide information of web 2.0 technology in context of academic libraries. Web 2.0 technologies have seen the sudden increase of social networking sites or tools, which provide a medium to connect with commonplace people. There are some social software applications are recent time are the most up-to-date properties of the internet users. In libraries the key ones include Social networking sites, wikis, IM, RSS, Blogs, Book marking etc. web 2.0 or Library 2.0 has changed the usual way of thinking regarding the occupation wherever academic library merely fit into place in creating the content as well as services in favor of user shifted to the area of user where librarian determination facilitate user to create them on behalf of themselves. The changes in web technologies have enabled libraries to produce novel interactive services such as virtual reference services, personalized interfaces and audio-visual media with the intention of be able to be downloaded by the user (group of people) irrespective of their substantial locations. In consequence these up-and-coming web based i.e. web 2.0 features are opportunity innovative avenues and giving libraries the facility to propose the enhanced customer services to the user communities.

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Web 2.0, library 2.0, Social Media, social networking sites.