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Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies by Hui-Lan Titangos

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Introduction

In spite of the differing views on the idea of Library 2.0, library professionals have more or less reached a consensus. Woody Evans points out that the idea of a “Library 2.0” is recent, and that it is simply a portmanteau term composed of library and Web 2.0. The idea is to apply Web 2.0 tools and values to library collections, library catalogs, and library services as a whole. He thinks that there are three predominant themes of Web 2.0:1

image participation, which guarantees two or more ways of communication

image tagging, which is an informal ...

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