LIBRARY WEB3.0: A VIRTUAL LIBRARY - AN APPLICATION OF WEB 3.0 TOOLS FOR LIBRARY SERVICES
1 University of Bahrain, College of health Sciences (BAHRAIN)
2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (INDIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The term ‘Web 3.0’ reflects an equally momentous change in the way we view the web. Some of the possible avenues for the future include the 3D web, the semantic web, and the real world web. All have gained a lot of interest among library and information professionals. Virtual 3D worlds such as Second Life provide new places and ways to offer information and services. An increasingly semantic web offers the opportunity for access to increasing amounts of information from disparate sources.
The main purpose of the Semantic Web is driving the evolution of the current Web by enabling users to find, share, and combine information more easily. However, machines cannot accomplish all of these tasks without human direction, because web pages are designed to be read by people, not machines. The semantic web is a vision of information that can be readily interpreted by machines, so machines can perform more of the tedious work involved in finding, combining, and acting upon information on the web.
The Semantic Web, as originally envisioned, is a system that enables machines to "understand" and respond to complex human requests based on their meaning. Such an "understanding" requires that the relevant information sources be semantically structured.
The era of Web 3.0 is coming. Intelligence and instrumentation of the library information service, individual service to readers, and humanized service environment are all the effects Web 3.0 brings to the library. To meet the challenge of Web 3.0, library must relocate, actively introduce new ideas, improve librarians' information technology literacy, and carry out a series of advancement in the mode of information service.
The traditional version of web i.e., web 1.0 started as a read only medium; the next version Web 2.0 established itself as Read/Write medium. Now the currently evolving version of web viz., Web 3.0 is said to be a technologically advanced medium which allows the users to Read/Write/Execute and also allows the machines to carry out some of the thinking so far expected only from the human beings. The Web 3.0 is known as Semantic Web and it promises to “organize the world’s information” in a dramatically more logical way than Google can ever achieve with their current engine design. This paper discuss the application of web 3.0 for virtual libraries and library services. It throws light on its usage and enhance the library services most efficiently be end users. Further these services help researchers and students to have quality education in individuals field.
Keywords: Virtual Library, Web 3.0 tool, Semantic web, Information Literacy Program through web 3.0, Cloud computing, Digital library.