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Library 2.0

Library 2.0 is another item getting “press” right now in the library world. So just what is it?

Library 2.0 is an expansion of the term “Web 2.0″. A term who’s definition is somewhat contentious (read the Wikipedia definition: Web 2.0). The idea that web has moved beyond a place where one views static web pages (Web 1.0) and is much more dynamic and interactive. Examples of Web 2.0-type things are blogs, tagging/folksonomes, podcasts, wikis, and RSS feeds. Library 2.0 takes the ideas Web 2.0 and moves it into world of the library.

An excellent discussion written by self-described “Shifted Librarian” Jenny Levine has just been posted on the ALATechSource blog. It’s called “Library 2.0 in the Real World” and worth a read through.

One comment on “Library 2.0

  1. John Dupuis on said:

    I’d also recommend Walt Crawford’s special Midwinter issue of Cites & Insights on Library 2.0 and “Library 2.0″ which has a more sceptical view on the hype.

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