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Library 2.0: does everyone seem to know what this means except you? In this new work, Nancy Courtney has assembled some of the most forward-looking thinkers in the library world to describe and explain the next generation of online tools, including blogs and wikis, social networking and tagging technologies, folksonomies, podcasting, and virtual reality libraries.

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"This is an excellent primer for the technically bewildered. …The book is an undoubted success in its own terms and is well worth spending time on…"


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You may think Library 1.0 works just fine, thank you very much! However, if you want to put a name to a so-called paradigm shift in web technology and how society uses it, then "Web 2.0" and the piggybacking "Library 2.0" should work for you and at the same time keep Internet consultants and book publishers happy. Web 2.0, and by extension Library 2.0, refers to the web as a platform and is all about collaboration and user-created information spaces. In How To Use Web 2.0 in Your Library, London-based internet consultant Bradley (Internet Power Searching: The Advanced Manual. 2d ed.) presents an informal overview of Web 2.0 applications useful to librarians, including RSS feeds, web logs, podcasting, start pages, social bookmarking, web sites (including wikis), IM, and photo sharing. A final chapter discusses implementation. Social networking is included under a "miscellaneous" heading and is given brief treatment. The most useful parts of this book are the online resources. A companion web site is available.

In Library 2.0 and Beyond, editor Courtney (coordinator of outreach and learning, Ohio State) puts forth a more academic treatment of Web/Library 2.0 concepts with contributed chapters on library catalogs, wikis, podcasting, handhelds, mashups (combining two or more web services), social networking, folksonomies and user-based tagging, gaming concepts as learning tools, virtual worlds, and digital storytelling. Most contributors are from an academic setting (Steven J. Bell), but public librarians (Michael Casey) are also represented. As librarians and libraries continue to evolve and adapt along with the web and its users, categorizing and capturing therapid change under a particular rubric such as Library 2.0 can be useful. Of these two guides, Library 2.0 and Beyondis the more serious effort and is useful to academic librarians and library students looking for more in-depth coverage. If you are just hoping to get started with Web 2.0 or Library 2.0 in any library, Bradley's book will introduce you to key resources. [See also Casey's Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service.-Ed.]
—Robert L. Battenfeld

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591585374
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 1,126,722
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

NANCY COURTNEY is Coordinator of Outreach and Learning at the Ohio State University Libraries. Since 2004, she has received two LSTA grants to fund technology training seminars for librarians in Ohio and has tried to make it her personal mission to provide opportunities for non-IT librarians to become familiar with technology topics. She has a B.A. in Classics from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Preface Steven J. Bell Bell, Steven J.

1 Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: What Librarians Need to Know Elizabeth L. Black Black, Elizabeth L. 1

2 Looking Toward Catalog 2.0 Michael Casey Casey, Michael 15

3 The Wonderful World of Wikis: Applications for Libraries Chad F. Boeninger Boeninger, Chad F. 25

4 Podcasting in Libraries Chris Kretz Kretz, Chris 35

5 Handheld Computers in Libraries Christopher Strauber Strauber, Christopher 49

6 Mashups and Web Services Eric Schnell Schnell, Eric 63

7 Online Social Networking Brian S. Mathews Mathews, Brian S. 75

8 Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging Ellyssa Kroski Kroski, Ellyssa 91

9 up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, a , b ,select, start: Learning from Games and Gamers in Library 2.0 David Ward Ward, David 105

10 Library 2.0 and Virtual Worlds = Innovation + Exploration Lori Bell Bell, Lori Tom Peters Peters, Tom Kitty Pope Pope, Kitty 119

11 Digital Storytelling, Libraries, and Community Karen Diaz Diaz, Karen Anne M. Fields Fields, Anne M. 129

Suggested Readings 141

Index 145

About the Editor and Contributors 149

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