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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This study targets librarians and information professionals who use Web 2.0 tools and applications with a view to providing snapshots on how Web 2.0 technologies are used. It also aims to identify values and impact that such tools have exerted on libraries and their services, as well as to detect various issues associated with the implementation…
Descriptors: Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Social media now offer a fresh opportunity to enliven the learning process. But to gain traction, they will have to prove their relevance. Librarians are quite vocal in advocating for the preservation of human interaction around digital media; one might say that it is their charge to be certain that the human factors within digital libraries are…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Electronic Libraries, Librarians
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Jones, Scott L.; Leonard, Kirsten – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
This study examined the homepages of the libraries of 175 smaller bachelor of arts institutions, coding for the presence of 98 design elements. By reporting and examining the frequency of these features, the authors noted what is and is not common practice at these libraries. They found that only fourteen elements were present on at least half of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Web Sites, Small Colleges
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Battles, Jason; Glenn, Valerie; Shedd, Lindley – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
In recent years, libraries have made efforts to create games, often for the purpose of information literacy instruction. Games can provide an interactive alternative to traditional instruction by introducing research tools and resources while also teaching problem solving skills within a collaborative learning environment. Despite the benefits,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Tools, Research Libraries, Information Literacy
Foote, Carolyn – School Library Journal, 2010
With budgets threatened in schools nationwide, students, parents, and educators have begun to realize that they cannot wait around for state or national organizations to act. Web applications have made grassroots advocacy a lot easier, and homegrown efforts on behalf of libraries have sprung up across the country via blogs, wikis, Facebook, and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Libraries, Internet
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McLean, C. D. – Knowledge Quest, 2010
At the beginning of last year the assistant Middle Division director at the Berkeley Preparatory School challenged his faculty to collaborate with at least one teacher from another department in the division for a portion of one unit. Because the challenge was given at the beginning of the school year, it was received with trepidation, but, after…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Advanced Placement Programs, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Internet
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Meyers, Eric M. – Knowledge Quest, 2010
The very nature of information seeking in today's world suggests that credibility is an important factor in how one goes about seeking and using information. The proliferation of Web-based resources and the ability for nearly anyone to publish on the Web force individuals to make judgments of quality and authority as they flow on- and offline in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Information Seeking, Internet, Credibility
Fagan, Jody Condit; Keach, Jennifer A. – Computers in Libraries, 2010
When improving a web presence, today's libraries have a choice: using a free Web 2.0 application, opting for open source, buying a product, or building a web application. This article discusses how to make an informed decision for one's library. The authors stress that deciding whether to use a free Web 2.0 application, to choose open source, to…
Descriptors: Internet, Comparative Analysis, Web Sites, Social Networks
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Robinson, Julie; Kim, Don – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
This article compares three self-developed subject guides and one commercial online subject guide (LibGuides) to provide information to other institutions which have a plan or are in the process of developing a plan to implement similar services to support online, distance and traditional education. This is a comparison of the current subject…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Reference Materials, Internet, Conventional Instruction