2011
DOI: 10.1177/0961000611426443
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Library 2.0 versus other library service models: A critical analysis

Abstract: Literature on library service models is scarce and exists mainly in non-traditional formats such as blog entries and Web pages. Nonetheless, the subject evokes heated debate among librarians with many supporting the model they are using, sometimes without understanding that there are other options which perhaps could be better for their circumstances. Through critical documentary analysis, this study explores the library service models that exist as well as how they compare with each other. The findings have r… Show more

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“…She points out that subject librarians can help conceptualize new research, develop proposals, identify funding opportunities, seek new information, manage information, discover and curate data, encourage collaboration, disseminate results, measure impact, and ensure compliance with intellectual property laws. These tasks are highly compatible with the embedded library model described by Kwanya et al (2011).…”
Section: The Mission Of the Librarymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…She points out that subject librarians can help conceptualize new research, develop proposals, identify funding opportunities, seek new information, manage information, discover and curate data, encourage collaboration, disseminate results, measure impact, and ensure compliance with intellectual property laws. These tasks are highly compatible with the embedded library model described by Kwanya et al (2011).…”
Section: The Mission Of the Librarymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Digital libraries have gone from a curiosity to mainstream during the past three decades (Arms, 2012;Yan and Zha, 2014), and most digital libraries aim at catering for users' academic needs (Kwanya et al, 2011). Mobile libraries are the logical extension and augmentation of digital libraries in the web context (Marchionini, 2000;Marchionini and Fox, 1999).…”
Section: Implications For Practicementioning
confidence: 99%
“…On the one hand, more than 50% of the budget was committed to purchase online electronic resources in many academic libraries (Noh, 2012). On the other hand, a shift from traditional to digital library service models has taken place to meet the dynamic needs of users (Kwanya et al, 2011). The major benefits of digital libraries include no physical boundary, round the clock availability, multiple access points to services and collection, user-friendly interfaces (Kwanya et al, 2011).…”
Section: Web Digital Libraries and Mobile Librariesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…On the other hand, a shift from traditional to digital library service models has taken place to meet the dynamic needs of users (Kwanya et al, 2011). The major benefits of digital libraries include no physical boundary, round the clock availability, multiple access points to services and collection, user-friendly interfaces (Kwanya et al, 2011). In China, CALIS leads the construction of university digital libraries.…”
Section: Web Digital Libraries and Mobile Librariesmentioning
confidence: 99%