Show simple item record Williams, Marion Lucille 2021-03-12T16:46:19Z 2021-03-12T16:46:19Z 2020
dc.description Article published in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 2020, Vol. 52(1) 137–149 DOI: 10.1177/0961000618788725 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses the adoption and non-adoption of communication methods such as social media and explores the implementation of Web 2.0 technologies and their use in academic libraries. I interviewed 16 library employees from six academic university libraries in the Flanders region of Belgium and in South Africa. I explored five academic university libraries in the urban regions of Flanders and South Africa and one situated in a rural region of South Africa. This article discusses the benefits of using social media as a communication tool to engage with students. The results demonstrate that ‘ease of use’ was portrayed as a beneficial construct and has a positive influence on behavioural intention and use of Web 2.0 technologies. A comparison on the adoption of social media between the two countries indicate that financial resources, infrastructure and management support are crucial determining factors in service delivery. en_US
dc.format.extent 30 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Librarianship and Information Science en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Academic libraries en_US
dc.subject Belgium en_US
dc.subject Social media user engagement en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Web 2.0 en_US
dc.subject Library 2.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic libraries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Technological innovations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic libraries- Use studies en_US
dc.title The adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in academic libraries: A comparative exploration en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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