Web 2.0 on academic libraries in Southeast Asia

Hazidah, N.A. and Mohd Ismail, A. (2013) Web 2.0 on academic libraries in Southeast Asia. In: 34th Annual AITUL Conference, 14-18 April 2013, Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The presence on Web 2.0 has significantly changed the role of the library and the way librarians interact with their users. Depending on the needs of the library, different Web 2.0 applications are used for different purposes and definitely will bring different impact on the users. For instance, streaming media such as YouTube has been the most popular video-sharing application that allows users to post personally developed videos/recordings or video tutorials to train users how to use library resources and access various services in their library. Whereas, social media such as Facebook is commonly used to interact with users, sharing library news or events, sharing pictures as well as marketing library services. This paper examines the implementation of Web 2.0 applications on academic library websites from Southeast Asia which offer LIS (Library and Information Science) program. Seventy three academic library websites were sampled and analyzed by using a web analysis. It is also discussed on how the libraries can collaborate by applying Web 2.0 on their websites. The findings revealed that the order of popularity of Web 2.0 applications implemented on the websites are Facebook, Twitter, RSS and Messenger. Applications less widely used is a Wiki. In summary, the application of Web 2.0 is still not widely used or not even provided in some academic libraries in Southeast Asia which offer LIS program. Keywords: Web 2.0, Social Media, Academic Library, Southeast Asia, Collaboration

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web 2.0, Social Media, Academic Library, Southeast Asia, Collaboration
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries (General)
Divisions: Library
Depositing User: Mrs Nor Hazidah Awang
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 04:57
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 01:47
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7321

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