Medical Librarian 2.0: Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Reference Services

Medical Librarian 2.0: Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Reference Services

by M. Sandra Wood
     
 

Widespread use and acceptance of the World Wide Web in the home and office has eclipsed many other technological advances. Next-generation tools like Web 2.0 sit on the cutting edge of profound changes that will—and have already begun to—transform librarianship. Medical Librarian 2.0 is a vital resource for understanding and implementing these revolutionary… See more details below

Overview

Widespread use and acceptance of the World Wide Web in the home and office has eclipsed many other technological advances. Next-generation tools like Web 2.0 sit on the cutting edge of profound changes that will—and have already begun to—transform librarianship. Medical Librarian 2.0 is a vital resource for understanding and implementing these revolutionary technologies. The essays in this groundbreaking collection offer a comprehensive look at the potential uses and effects of Web 2.0 in reference services.

Designed not only as an examination of current technology but as a resource for practical applications as well, Medical Librarian 2.0 is both comprehensive and accessible. This important collection includes informative, in-depth essays that cover the evolving spectrum of digital resources. Through detailed explorations of current tools and programs, as well as the ways institutions have implemented them to better serve both patrons and staff, this text provides the insight and necessary awareness required for libraries to flourish in the 21st century.

Contributors to Medical Librarian 2.0 discuss:

• The tools and applications shaping Web 2.0
• Extending these vibrant technologies into librarianship with Library 2.0
• Virtual reference services in academic health science libraries
• E-mail, chat, and web forms in the changing landscape of reference services
• Syndicated information delivery via RSS and its integration
• Producing, using, organizing, and distributing podcasts
• Challenges to and successes of streaming video in health sciences libraries
• Social networking, social mediasharing, and social bookmarking tools
• Tagging, peer production, blogs, and folksonomy
• Open source software and content management systems like Drupal
• Wikis and the organizational knowledgebase
• Creating and utilizing blended applications and mashups
• Current concerns over data and security
• And many other important topics!

With a wealth of tables, diagrams, webpage illustrations, online resources, photographs, and references, Medical Librarian 2.0 offers readers clear examples of these applications put into practice.

Medical Librarian 2.0 is an essential resource for librarians, especially those in medical settings, library science educators and students, and those looking to stay at the forefront of emerging reference technology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789036056
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/26/2007
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction (M. Sandra Wood)
Library 2.0: An Overview (Elizabeth Connor)
Virtual Reference Services for the Academic Health Sciences Librarian 2.0 (Ana D. Cleveland and Jodi L. Philbrick)
Applications of RSS in Health Sciences Libraries (Alexia D. Estabrook and David L. Rothman)
P.O.D. Principles: Producing, Organizing, and Distributing Podcasts in Health Sciences Libraries and Education (Nadine Ellero, Ryan Looney, and Bart Ragon)
Streams of Consciousness: Streaming Video in Health Sciences Libraries (Nancy T. Lombardo, Sharon E. Dennis, and Derek Cowan)
Social Networking (Melissa L. Rethlefsen)
Content Management and Web 2.0 with Drupal (Chad M. Fennell)
It's a Wiki Wiki World (Mary Carmen Chimato)
Mashing Up the Internet (Michelle A. Kraft)
Index
Reference Notes Included

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