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Web 2.0 tools integration in Online Public AccessCatalogue (OPAC): users desires and motivation
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This research aimed to investigate the desires of the users of the Greek public Library on Gender and Equality (LGE) about a future Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) containing Web2.0 functionalities. The concepts of participation, information pluralism and community building in relation with Web 2.0 tools in libraries’ catalogues were introduced under the theoretical approach provided by Social Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas. Aqualitative research based on semi-structured interviews with users of the LGE wasconducted and the collected data that were analysed with the thematic analysis method,revealed positive users’ impressions regarding the introduction of Web 2.0 tools in theLGE’s OPAC. The research also disclosed users’ desires and suggestions regarding specific Web 2.0 features and their common motivation to participate and contribute to be the opportunity of communicating with like-minded people.

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2014. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
libraries, OPAC, Web 2.0, participation, communication, community building, Social Critical Theory, Jürgen Habermas, public sphere, communicative action, lifeworld, qualitative research, thematic analysis, semi-structured interviews
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Information Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36326OAI: diva2:736881
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Master Programme in Information Systems, 120 credits
2014-06-05, D2270, Växjö, 17:00
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-11 Last updated: 2014-08-19Bibliographically approved

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