Title

Forgotten resources: Subject guides in the era of Web 2.0

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Publication Title

Technical Services Quarterly

Volume

27

Issue

2

First page number:

178

Last page number:

193

Abstract

Subject guides have been used for years to connect patrons with resources. What is the current state of subject guides and how have libraries incorporated changing technologies into them? For example, blogs, wikis, and chat are frequently included on library websites, but may not be included on websites at the subject guide level. This study used a matrix to review subject guides on the websites of the twenty-one Mountain West and Big 12 academic libraries to find out where subject guides are located, what they are called, and how often and which Web 2.0 technologies they incorporated into the content of their guides.

Keywords

Academic libraries; Design; Information retrieval; Libguides; Libraries and the Internet; Research guides; Subject guides; Web 2.0; Web design subject guides

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or use interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the article. Publisher copyright policy allows author to archive post-print (author’s final manuscript). When post-print is available or publisher policy changes, the article will be deposited

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/07317130903547592

Publisher Citation

Morris, S. E., & Del Bosque, D. (2010). Forgotten resources: Subject guides in the era of web 2.0. Technical Services Quarterly, 27, 178-193. doi:10.1080/07317130903547592

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