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Competencies on Web 2.0 skills of LIS Professionals working in Central University Libraries of South India: A Study

S Ajeemsha, M Madhusudhan

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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the competencies and skills of LIS Semi-professionals and Professionals of Central universities of South India in handling Web 2.0 technologies. A survey was conducted using a structured questionnaire circulated personally among 100 LIS Semi-professionals and 30 LIS Professionals in eight Central University Libraries of South India.

The primary outcome of the investigation is that there exists a significant difference in Web 2.0 skills of LIS Semi-professionals and Professionals. Library Professionals responded that they have sufficient skills in social networking. Also, the study proves that there is no significant relationship between the knowledge of collaborative skills of LIS Semi-Professionals and Professionals. The originality of the study is the first of its kind dealing with the evaluation of Web 2.0 skills of LIS Semi-professionals and Professionals in central universities of South India. However the geographical area of the research was restricted to eight Central University Libraries of South India.


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