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See also The 21st Century Academic Library | Social media landscape | Social media usage in academic libraries | Subject librarian 2.0
"Libraries of all types have embraced Web 2.0 tools to provide innovative online services and reach out to their users. Academic libraries in particular have a unique opportunity to leverage the technologies and philosophy that drives Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 to meet the needs of their users. — Academic Libraries 2.0 wiki
- "[Academic] Library 2.0 describes a subset of library services designed to meet user needs caused by the direct and peripheral effects of Web 2.0 services leveraging concepts of the Read/Write Web, the Web as Platform, the Long Tail, harnessing collective intelligence, network effects, core datasets from user contributions, and lightweight programming models." — Habib 2008
Academic libraries 2.0 is a by-now dated term referring to web 2.0 tools and social media in the context of academic libraries. The 2.0 moniker has had its peak in usage (probably in 2009-2010). Further, the phrase academic libraries 2.0 has been roundly criticized for lacking a clear definition, and some academic librarians have dismissed it entirely. It is not used in searches of the conference and journal literature. However, the principles of web 2.0 continue to be applied to academic libraries in various ways by subject librarians and their host institutions.
- What are the best practices and use of social media in academic libraries?
- Do we track these best practices, and have a place for them to be viewed by others?
- What are some possible goals in using social media in academic libraries?
- Where does your library or organization want to go with social media; do you have a strategic plan in place?
- social media policies? assessment-teaching & learning-evaluation?
- How can we use web 2.0 technology to enhance our teaching and learning, and scholarly activities
- And, take university out to community and bring community in through increased civic engagement? How will effectiveness be measured? by increased online influence?
- Think about how you can do community-building through web 2.0 and social software
- Build partnerships with innovative educators, students
- Using those partnerships, incorporate social media and web 2.0 awareness into information literacy training
- See: Educause podcast on information literacy and IT Fluency
- Consider professional librarian development and knowledge of social media for future
- Assess feasibility of using social media to advance a “Web 2.0” approach to providing services
- Stress critical evaluation of available social media tools
- 100% adoption rate is impractical and undesirable
- Rather, as librarians, possessing an understanding of, and being able to articulate, both the utility and pitfalls of web 2.0 in the library is essential
- Develop web 2.0 service environment where communication is continuous between university community and library
- Continue to increase functionality and usability of Library web presence
- Develop customized and/or personalized notification services
Specific mention of academic libraries 2.0
This section is not as uptodate as: Social media usage in academic libraries
- Burhanna KJ, Seeholzera J. No natives here: a focus group study of student perceptions of web 2.0 and the academic library. J Academic Librarianship. 2009;35(6):523-32.
- focus groups to assess perceptions of “millennial” generation
- users have limited knowledge of and interest in web 2.0 technologies
- participants unaware of bookmarking technologies and functionality of wikis; limited use of other tools
- despite being heavy users, students are less sophisticated about web 2.0 than presumed
- Chan HR. Murdoch University Library: a web 2.0 journey. Murdoch University Library, Australia. Conference towards Future Possibilities; 2010.
- Chen Xu. The academic library meets web 2.0: applications & implications. Poster; 2007.
- Chen X, Fenfei O, Chu H. The academic library meets web 2.0: applications and implications. J Academic Librarianship. 2009;35(4):324-331.
- Cohen L. Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries. 2008 (wiki version)
- Farkas M. Building academic library 2.0. Association of Christian Librarians. 2007
- Gibbons S. The academic library and the net gen student. ALA Editions, 2009
- Gross J, Leslie L. Twenty-three steps to learning web 2.0 technologies in an academic library. Electronic Library. 2008;26(6):790-802.
- Habib M. Toward academic library 2.0: development and application of a library 2.0 methodology. Thesis, 2008.
- Huffman K. Web 2.0: beyond the concept: practical ways to implement RSS, podcasts and wikis. Education Libraries. 2006: 12-19.
- This article focuses on the National Geographic Society's Libraries & Information Services use of RSS, podcasts and wikis; includes practical application for academic libraries.
- Kent PG. Enticing the Google generation: Web 2.0, social networking and university students. IATUL Conference, 2008, Auckland, New Zealand. and 2008 ppt presentation
- LeCouvie L. The Use of Social Media for Alumni Relations and University Development. McGill University. 2009
- Linh NC. A survey of the application of web 2.0 in Australasian university libraries. Library Review. 2008
- Mallikarjun D, Maharana B. A-Lib 2.0: new avatar academic libraries with web 2.0 applications. International CALIBER-2008
- explains how web 2.0 tools could be applied in academic libraries to convert them as A-Lib 2.0 or Academic Library 2.0
- includes a few cases from different libraries which have already adopted these new services
- recent survey found that 34.41% of total academic libraries in New York State are using social media
- Library 2.0 has changed the traditional way of thinking where libraries create content also
- Morris A, Allen K. Library 2.0 technologies in academic libraries, a case study of student use and perceptions. Online Information; 2008.
- Peltier-Davis C. Web 2.0, library 2.0, library user 2.0, librarian 2.0: innovative services for sustainable libraries. Computers in Libraries. 2009;29:16-21.
- defines web 2.0; how developments translate to applications in the library
- includes resources and links to Web sites, blogs, wikis, and other social networking resources
- Shoniwa P, Hall H. Library 2.0 and UK Academic libraries: drivers and impacts. New Review of Information Networking. 2007;13:69-79.
- Szajewski M. Using Wikipedia to enhance the visibility of digitized archival assets. D-Lib Mag. 2013;19(3/4).
- van Wyk J. Engaging academia through Library 2.0 tools: a case study: Education Library, University of Pretoria African Digital Scholarship and Curation Conference, South Africa; 2009.
- WorldCat search on 'academic libraries 2.0' or web 2.0 and libraries
- Zheng Q, Wang S. Programming library 2.0 that users need. Electronic Library. 2008;27(2)
- focuses on Shanghai Jiao Tong University's implementation of L2 academic library strategy