Information Security and Computer Fraud
ISSN (Print): 2376-9602 ISSN (Online): 2376-9629 Website: Editor-in-chief: Sergii Kavun
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Information Security and Computer Fraud. 2014, 2(2), 28-32
DOI: 10.12691/iscf-2-2-2
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Web 2.0 and Social Media: Applications for Academic Libraries

Linda LeBlanc1 and Kay (Kwahng) Kim1,

1Department of Business Administration, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg,MA USA

Pub. Date: October 10, 2014

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Linda LeBlanc and Kay (Kwahng) Kim. Web 2.0 and Social Media: Applications for Academic Libraries. Information Security and Computer Fraud. 2014; 2(2):28-32. doi: 10.12691/iscf-2-2-2


The purpose of this paper is to examine the applications of using Web 2.0 technologies and social media tools to “bring” the academic library to its students and implications for the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Fitchburg State University. A review of the literature finds varying levels of Web 2.0 implementations as well as various uses for the different tools in academic libraries. A further analysis of the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library’s implementation documents what they are doing and suggestions for improvement. It is undeniable that the digital life styles of people today are rapidly changing the way business of all kinds conduct business and academic libraries are not exempt. Academic libraries must develop ways to meet their patrons if they want to remain viable. Web 2.0 tools are the first step on that journey.

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