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Web 2.0 Implications for Libraries

Here’s another thought provoking read.
Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries
by Jack M. Manes, MLS, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
in June 2006 issue of the online review Webology
Received June 19, 2006; Accepted June 29, 2006
This article posits a definition and theory for “Library 2.0”. It suggests that recent thinking describing the changing Web as “Web 2.0” will have substantial implications for libraries, and recognizes that while these implications keep very close to the history and mission of libraries, they still necessitate a new paradigm for librarianship. The paper applies the theory and definition to the practice of librarianship, specifically addressing how Web 2.0 technologies such as synchronous messaging and streaming media, blogs, wikis, social networks, tagging, RSS feeds, and mashups might intimate changes in how libraries provide access to their collections and user support for that access.

Posted on: August 1, 2006, 8:40 pm Category: Uncategorized

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