Transformational Technologies: Practical uses for Web 2.0 in the library environment
Library 2.0 and Web 2.0

Brian Kelly gave a talk on Library 2.0 and Web 2.0 at a CILIP in Scotland seminar which was held in the seminar suite of Glasgow Metropolitan College, 60 North Hanover Street, Glasgow G2 1BP on 2nd November 2006. The talk took place from 10.45 to 11.30.

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We have heard a great deal about 'Web 2.0' and the term 'Library 2.0' is now becoming wore widely used. But what does it actually mean - in particular what are the implications for information professionals.

In this presentation Brian Kelly will explain these terms and provide examples of how Web 2.0 technologies (blogs, wikis, RSS, AJAX, etc.) and the Web 2.0 culture of openness, 'always beta' and trusting users are being used in a library context to provide a richer range of services to the user community. Brian will also review some of the barriers which can hinder the effective deployment of Web 2.0 services and outline strategies for overxcoming such barriers.


Library 2.0 and Web 2.0
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