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Social software and libraries: a literature review from the LASSIE project

Secker, Jane (2008) Social software and libraries: a literature review from the LASSIE project. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 42 (3). pp. 215-231. ISSN 0033-0337

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Article type: Literature review Purpose: This paper provides an overview of the published literature and current use of social software by libraries primarily in the UK and US. Methodology/Approach: Literature review and desk research. Findings: Libraries are experimenting considerably in this area and many Web 2.0 applications have been developed by libraries and librarians over the past few years. These tools offer the potential to enhance library services. Research limitations/implications: The area is one of rapid change, so the findings will date quickly. Practical implications: An overview of which technologies are being used most widely and might offer the most potential for library staff considering experimenting in this area. Originality/value of paper: Web 2.0 is an area with which many library staff need to become familiar quickly. This paper provides a useful overview of the topic. Keywords: Web 2.0, Social software, Technology, Blogs, Social networking, Literature review, UK.

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Additional Information: © 2008 Emerald Insight Group
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)
Projects: Libraries and Social Software in Education (LASSIE)
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008 09:00

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