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Title Author(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
The changing role of librarians in the digital world Adoption of Web 2.0 technologies by Pakistani librarians Arif M.
Mahmood K.
Electronic Library English 2012 Purpose -The aim of this study was to explore the pattern and extent of the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies by Pakistani librarians. Design/methodology/ approach -A survey was conducted using web-based surveying software (SurveyMonkey) and Pakistan based LIS e-mail discussion groups. Professional librarians serving in all types of libraries participated in the study. Findings -Instant messaging, blogs, social networking and wikis were the most popular Web 2.0 technologies. Librarians adopted such technologies in their professional and personal lives. Gender, length of professional experience and place of work have no effect on the frequency of use, while perceived skill level of internet use and perceived ease of Web 2.0 use have a significant effect on the frequency. Lack of computer literacy, and lower availability of computers and internet facilities were the major hindrances of Web 2.0 adoption by librarians. Awareness and training programs could enable librarians to cope with Web 2.0 technologies. Research limitations/implications -Due to the use of a non-probability/non-representative sampling method, the results cannot be generalized. Practical implications -This study will create awareness among LIS professionals toward the use of advanced technology in their professional environment. The findings of this study will contribute to the successful adoption of Web 2.0 in libraries. Originality/value -This is the first study on the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in Pakistani librarianship. 0 0
Collaborating and delivering literature search results to clinical teams using Web 2.0 tools Damani S.
Fulton S.
Medical Reference Services Quarterly English 2010 This article describes the experiences of librarians at the Research Medical Library embedded within clinical teams at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and their efforts to enhance communication within their teams using Web 2.0 tools. Pros and cons of EndNote Web, Delicious, Connotea, PBWorks, and SharePoint are discussed. 0 0
Local studies collections, librarians and the Norwegian local history wiki Tor Sveum New Library World English 2010 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relevance of local studies collections and contributions from local studies librarians to a Norwegian local history wiki.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper focuses on access to metadata in the form of bibliographies, databases and catalogues, in addition to general articles on local history. The methodological approach is qualitative and comparative based on semi-structured interviews with librarians in charge of local studies collections and with the administrators of the wiki. The study includes an analysis of a selection of local studies collections and criteria for inclusion into the local history wiki. A short comparison with history wikis in other countries is added.

Findings – Local studies collections contain valuable and unique material for the wiki, especially metadata resources. The expertise of librarians could increase the value of the wiki. Generally, librarians are not active contributors. Strategies for involvement are needed.

Originality/value – The paper may encourage and inspire local studies librarians to contribute actively to the wiki and incorporate relevant parts of their collections.
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Wikis in Libraries Matthew M. Bejune Information Technology & Libraries English September 2007 Wikis have recently been adopted to support a variety of collaborative activities within libraries. This article and its companion wiki, Library Wikis (http://librarywikis.pbwiki.com/), seek to document the phenomenon of wikis in libraries. This subject is considered within the framework of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). The author identified thirty-three library wikis and developed a classification schema with four categories: (1) collaboration among libraries (45.7 percent); (2) collaboration among library staff (31.4 percent); (3) collaboration among library staff and patrons (14.3 percent); and (4) collaboration among patrons (8.6 percent). Examples of library wikis are presented within the article, as is a discussion for why wikis are primarily utilized within categories I and II and not within categories III and IV. It is clear that wikis have great utility within libraries, and the author urges further application of wikis in libraries. 6 0