Significance of Web 0.0-4.0, Semantic Web, Cloud Computing and Drupal in Concomitant to Library/ Information/ Knowledge Centres Management

Significance of Web 0.0-4.0, Semantic Web, Cloud Computing and Drupal in Concomitant to Library/ Information/ Knowledge Centres Management

Arun Kumar Chakraborty (Library, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India), Sumita Dey (Library, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India) and Gopa Dasgupta (Library, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/IJDLS.2014070101
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Abstract

This article is an attempt to facilitate library professionals to comprehend some of the challenges in relation to Web 0.0 to web 4.0 including prognosis of web, social web approaches and content management tools for managing electronic / hybrid libraries. This paper highlights how these challenges are moving in libraries / information centres in the approaching years, and prompt library professionals need to consider seriously about how to comprehend with these challenges. The paper begins with more intelligent web and prognosis of web. It analyses LIS professional's views about web 2.0, potential usage of web 2.0 in libraries, effect of web 2.0 applications on traditional libraries. The paper highlights shifting trends in LIC, KRC, IT Management and its significance in cloud computing. The paper briefly summarizes the Infrastructure Management Services: Cloud computing and interfacing open source content management software Drupal. This paper concludes with a review of positive and negative outcomes from this approach and makes references regards to responsibility of Knowledge Centre Manager.
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2. More Intelligent Web

The threshold to the third-generation Web crossed in 2007. At this Juncture the focus of innovation already started shift back from front-end improvements towards back-end infrastructure level upgrades to the web. This cycle may continue for five to ten years, and will result in making the Web more connected, more open, and more intelligent. The Web is entering a new phase of evolution. There has been much debate recently about what to call this new phase. Some would prefer to not name it all, while others suggest continuing to call it “Web 2.0”. However, this new phase of evolution has quite a different focus from what Web 2.0 has come to mean3. It will transform the Web form a network of separately. Because the focus of the third-generation Web is quite different from that of Web 2.0, this new generation of the Web probably does deserve its own name. Second generation of the Web is branded as Web 2.0, and third-generation of web is termed Web 3.0 (A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition, 2011).

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