ERIC Number: EJ1069071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
The Availability of Web 2.0 Tools from Community College Libraries' Websites Serving Large Student Bodies
Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v20 n3-4 p75-105 2014
Web 2.0 tools offer academic libraries new avenues for delivering services and resources to students. In this research we report on a content analysis of 100 US community college libraries' Websites for the availability of Web 2.0 applications. We found Web 2.0 tools utilized by 97% of our sample population and many of these sites contained more than one Web 2.0 tool. We identified LibGuides, social networking tools, chat technology, photo video sharing sites and RSS updates as especially popular among these libraries. Our findings support research on the availability of Web 2.0 applications in academic libraries supporting four year institutions.
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Community Colleges, College Libraries, Web Sites, Library Services, Delivery Systems, Access to Information, Content Analysis, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Literature Reviews, Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Institutional Characteristics, School Size
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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