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ERIC Number: EJ919797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
Web 2.0 in the Professional LIS Literature: An Exploratory Analysis
Aharony, Noa
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v43 n1 p3-13 Mar 2011
This paper presents a statistical descriptive analysis and a thorough content analysis of descriptors and journal titles extracted from the Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) database, focusing on the subject of Web 2.0 and its main applications: blog, wiki, social network and tags.The primary research questions include: whether the phenomenon of Web 2.0 with its various applications is significantly expressed in the professional LIS literature; which kind of journals deal with Web 2.0 and its applications; and what are the emerging issues or trends expressed in the professional LIS literature. The findings reveal that the percentage of peer-reviewed articles concerning Web 2.0 is quite low, and a close link between Web 2.0 and library issues. This tendency may suggest the potential of Web 2.0 and its implications for libraries, as presented in the professional LIS literature. (Contains 22 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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