LIS 768 Paper Abstract

The paper examines the potential for use of virtual communities in academic libraries by first examining the uses of virtual communities in academia and then applying some of those uses to the academic library.  The paper also uses the research of Henri and Pudelko into the four types of virtual communities and how each is defined and then provides an example of the use of each time in the academic world.  The paper especially focuses on the virtual student and how academic libraries can use virtual communities to reach out the the virtual student.

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