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K. N. Shivakumaraswmay , Khaiser Nikam and Muthuraj, T. N.
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Ashok Yakkaldevi
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The objective and scope of this paper is to assess and highlight the potential of Web 2.0 in the contextof libraries. The concept of Web 2.0 such as social networks, RSS feeds, blogs, streaming media, podcasts,Wikis, tags, mashups, Facebook and twitter etc. is defined and the possible applications in various library functions and activitiesare mentioned. In addition, the difference between the Web 2.0 and Web 1.0 is given and how during the pastseveral years, new advances in web technologies have enabled libraries to create new interactive services, such as virtual reference services, perso- nalized interfaces of online catalogues, and audio-visual media thatcan be downloaded by the user community irres- pective of their physical locations.
Keywords :
  • web 2.0
  • library 2.0
  • world wide web
  • social networking