Rakshikar, Nidhi USE OF WEB 2.0 FOR CREATING SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION BY LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS IN INDIA. International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences, 2017, vol. 4, n. 7, pp. 252-264. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Purpose - How researchers communicate their work and their findings vary in different subjects or disciplines, and in different institutional settings. Such differences have a strong influence on how library professionals, as researchers approach the adoption of new information and communications technologies. This article explores how library professionals as researchers, making use of various web 2.0 tools in the course of their research work, the factors that encourage or inhibit adoption and researchers’ attitudes towards web 2.0 and other forms of communication. Methodology - The study began with an online as well as offline survey, which collected information about library professional’s information gathering and dissemination habits as researchers and their attitudes towards web 2.0. The study was conducted among 47 college librarians from India through a questionnaire. Findings - The survey demonstrates that the majority of library professionals are not aware of and user-friendly with the use of web 2.0 tools. Researchers are broadly supportive in their attitudes towards web 2.0: even non-users are more likely to define themselves as enthusiastic, than as skeptical or uninterested. But while there are some variations between disciplines, web 2.0 tools are for the most part not considered to be particularly important. This is unlikely to change until significant numbers of researchers see clear benefits from the use of web 2.0. Practical Implications - The findings of the study will certainly help the library professionals to explore and use new web 2.0 tools to the optimum level for the research work as well as to provide the web-based services effectively to library users. The findings of this study will be a guidance tool for workshop and training organizers to provide essential skills to the library professionals for the successful adoption of Web 2.0 in college libraries. Originality/Value – This is the original study conducted on the adoption and use of Web 2.0 technologies by library professionals in research and creating scholarly communication through using the questionnaire as a tool of data collection.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Web 2.0; Library professionals; Scholarly Communication
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AA. Library and information science as a field.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BJ. Communication
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CA. Use studies.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HT. Web 2.0, Social networks
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Nidhi Niwant Rakshikar
Date deposited: 03 Mar 2019 18:16
Last modified: 03 Mar 2019 18:16


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