Lenuţa URSACHI, Elena SCUTELNICU
Universitatea „Dunărea de Jos”, Biblioteca Universităţii “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, University Library
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2 / 2013
New concepts and techniques implemented by “Dunarea de Jos” University Library of Galati
Every day, the information society is evolving, growing and surprising, offering a great potential for all of us. New trends and concepts, advanced tools and technologies invade our information space encroaching on our mind. From the financial point of view, Open Source Software (OSS) has become a great opportunity for the less privileged communities. The access to the information has been amazingly enhanced by Open Access (OA) revolution. The flow of information, through Internet WEB 2.0 tools, convinced the libraries to adapt and offer new services to the beneficiaries. These challenges could not pass unnoticed by the librarians from “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Their attention has been focused on read/write environment or digital technologies. Firstly, the tools – in terms of Open Source and WEB 2.0 – have been applied in order to bring and promote new library services to the users. In the next phase, students and academic community will be involved both as creators and consumers of knowledge too. The main goal of the present study is to emphasize how “Dunarea de Jos” University Library of Galati has integrated Open Access, Open Source and WEB 2.0 tools to empower its services. Few solutions for improving, extending and including the library services into WEB 2.0 arena have been adopted and implemented in our institution. The research describes the models of OA, OSS and WEB 2.0 tools which are briefly discussed and eloquently illustrated. The main conclusion of the investigation should be a better strategy of the promotion and incorporation of digital technologies in the academic, but not only, libraries. The openness and creativity on further developments, cooperation in the communication spectrum and active participation represent substantial reasons for the improvement of the interaction’s efficiency developed between users and libraries.
Keywords: Open Access, Open Source Software, WEB 2.0 tools, academic libraries
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