User Centered Libraries: The Role of Library 2.0 tools

Okocha, Foluke and Eyiolorunshe, Toluwani A. (2016) User Centered Libraries: The Role of Library 2.0 tools. Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology, 10 (1).

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Abstract: Purpose: This study investigated the extent of Library 2.0 tools in Africa by a review of literature Design/Methodology/Approach: A review of literature was carried out on the adoption of Library 2.0 technologies in Africa, challenges currently facing the continent and also proffered solutions to those challenges. Findings: Library 2.0 services in Africa are still in its infancy, though some universities especially South African universities have taken the front stage in its implementation. However, challenges such as lack of a clear policy to support Library 2.0 , infrastructure and power challenges still limit the adoption of these technologies in African countries. There is a need for countries in Africa to adopt smartphones in carrying out Library 2.0 services due to its proliferation in Africa, improve on specific staffing on emerging technologies in Libraries, establish a clear policy on the adoption of these technologies and offer opportunities for adequate training of staff Implication: This study proffers recommendations on how African countries can adopt Library 2.0 tools in spite of its current limitations Originality/Value: Due to the proliferation of smartphones in Africa, there is need for smartphones to be adopted in carrying out library 2.0 services to limit the digital divide in its adoption

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: FOLUKE DADA
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 16:51
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 12:36

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