Indonesian LIS professionals’ understanding of Library 2.0 : a pilot study

Mulatiningsih, Bekti & Johnson, Kelly (2014) Indonesian LIS professionals’ understanding of Library 2.0 : a pilot study. Journal of Web Librarianship, 8(3), pp. 286-304.

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Abstract

The literature around Library 2.0 remains largely theoretical with few empirically studies and is particularly limited in developing countries such as Indonesia. This study addresses this gap and aims to provide information about the current state of knowledge on Indonesian LIS professionals’ understanding of Library 2.0. The researchers used qualitative and quantitative approaches for this study, asking thirteen closed- and open-ended questions in an online survey. The researchers used descriptive and in vivo coding to analyze the responses. Through their analysis, they identified three themes: technology, interactivity, and awareness of Library 2.0. Respondents demonstrated awareness of Library 2.0 and a basic understanding of the roles of interactivity and technology in libraries. However, overreliance on technology used in libraries to conceptualize Library 2.0 without an emphasis on its core characteristics and principles could lead to the misalignment of limited resources. The study results will potentially strengthen the research base for Library 2.0 practice, as well as inform LIS curriculum in Indonesia so as to develop practitioners who are able to adapt to users’ changing needs and expectations. It is expected that the preliminary data of this study could be used to design a much larger and more complex future research project in this area.

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ID Code: 73686
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Library 2.0, participatory library, information professionals, librarians, Indonesia
DOI: 10.1080/19322909.2014.926785
ISSN: 1932-2917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Bekti Mulatiningsih and Kelly Johnson
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Web Librarianship on 03 July 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19322909.2014.926785
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2014 23:09
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 04:23

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