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An integrative review of Web 3.0 in academic libraries

B. Preedip Balaji (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, India)
Vinay M.S. (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, India)
Shalini B.G. (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, India)
Mohan Raju J.S. (Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru, India)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 25 June 2018

Issue publication date: 7 August 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present an integrated literature review exploring the nature of responsive, semantic and interactive Web 3.0 technologies applicable for academic libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted an integrated review of the literature combining a strategy of automated and keywords search. The main source for identifying the studies are Emerald Library Studies and Information & Knowledge Management eJournals, Web of Kn.edge and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) databases. To this end, a sample of (n = 140) studies was analyzed to characterize the Web 3.0 trends and its applications based on theme, years and document types.

Findings

A review of literature reveals that Web 3.0 needs evaluation as to what extent they are integrated, deployed and mainstreamed into library services and in information management practices. It is important to develop a conceptual framework that explores the linkages of Web 3.0 technologies and their applications in academic libraries.

Originality/value

This review shows how Web 3.0 technologies enhance library services in its holistic conceptualization and how academic libraries are moving into a more robust, inclusive and adaptable phase in their service values and innovation.

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Citation

Balaji, B.P., M.S., V., B.G., S. and J.S., M.R. (2018), "An integrative review of Web 3.0 in academic libraries", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 35 No. 4, pp. 13-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-12-2017-0092

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited

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