May 20, 2022

New Article: “Library Portal 2.0: The Social Research Management System”

The following article appears in Vol. 1 No. 1 (Spring 2014) of Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE) published by the Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning, and sponsored by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.


Library Portal 2.0: The Social Research Management System


Apostolos Koutropoulos
University of Massachusetts Boston


Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE)
Vol. 1 No. 1 (Spring 2014)


Library 2.0 (L2) has been discussed in depth in library circles in recent years. This article looks at L2 initiatives and technology implementation with regard to L2 and proposes a reboot, repositioning the library portal as a Social Research Management System (SRMS). This SRMS adheres to the L2 principles of purposeful, user-driven, library services. The SRMS is envisioned as the center of academic research and activity at universities, not as a peripheral tool. Creating a new generation library portal (the SRMS) is a group endeavor, thus by utilizing both on-campus and peer resources, the realization of the faceted, modularized, SRMS can come to fruition.

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