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Library 3.0 by Peter Underwood, Christine Stilwell, Tom Kwanya

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Becoming 3.0

Abstract

The promise of Library 3.0 as a service model is great for research and academic libraries. Its prospect has raised the hopes of research and academic library users and librarians alike. This chapter explores the reality of Library 3.0 by investigating the extent to which it has been deployed; the challenges libraries implementing it face or are likely to face, as well as the best practices for implementing successful 3.0 libraries in research and academic settings. The chapter also explores Library 3.0 tools and resources, including semantic bookmarking systems; semantic search engines; and RDF conversion tools, which research and academic library users and librarians can use to enhance their information experience. ...

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