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The main purpose of this study is to determine the awareness and extent use of Web 2.0 technology in the academic libraries of Islamabad, Pakistan.
The survey research methods was employed in this exploratory study through google forms on Awareness of Web 2.0 tools, the questionnaire were distributed among 100 library professionals of 43 Public and private sector universities based on Islamabad were selected for this study,72 questionnaires were received, showing a response rate of 72% per cent , the data were scrutinized and tabulated using MS Excel 2010 and SPSS.
Findings –The study imply that the young library professionals are more interested in the activities of web 2. technology. In Web 2.0 applications the social networking sites are more usable for the marketing library services, so these tools can be used in order to provide latest and up-to-date information to the end users. The time consumption and and fear of misusing peroneal information are some major obstacles by using Web 2.0 technologies in the library services.
As this research covering only Islamabad region of Pakistan, so, the research in future may be conducted in order to know more about these kind of applications in future in library services of Pakistan.
As this paper has justified the web 2.0 technologies in academic libraries of Islamabad , so, in future it may be considered as a guidance tools for the researchers in Pakistan and may be demonstrated while conducting research on Web 2.0 in its proper perspective.
This paper provides factual and reliable data on the same topic which will be valuable as justifiable by highlighting the same issue in future.
Keywords: Library 2.0Web 2.0, University Libraries- Islamabad, World Wide Web, academic libraries
Paper type: Research paper