Thursday, October 26, 2006

#15 Library 2.0

Library 2.0 means to me—as I experience library work and reflect on changing technology—that librarianship will have to repeatedly adjust and change and to use new technologies. And this is done in within the context of staying up-to-date with the patron or customer who comes to the door. Essentially, for the library to continue to deliver services, products and information in a manner the patron comes to expect, then libraries adapt. That point was hammered home to me when I read in “To More Powerful Ways to Cooperate” that OCLC will offer Open WorldCat where no authentication is required for searching. Open the resource for the convenience use of a possible customer. I like the Wikipedia’s entry on Library 2.0 with its “Key Principles” and find it both refreshing and practical.

1 Comments:

Blogger HeleneB said...

Good thoughts... keep up the great work!!

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