What is Library 2.0?
- Increased channels for user feedback and user involvement
- Using free or low cost software to add functionality
- Increased teaching of technology skills along with traditional library instruction
There are many other definitions most completely discussed by Walt Crawford in Cites & Insights.
Why is Library 2.0 Relevant?
- Low cost solutions to expensive problems with software, time and communication
- Scholarship is becoming more collaborative and 2.0 software more vital to that effort see the Horizon report
- Other resources:
Why is 2.0 a valid concern for libraries?
- It is important for us to meet our users where they are
- It is important to have an institutional policy about the use of
2.0 technology and social networks, and that the policy be influenced by those knowledgeable about the technology
Library 2.0 Success Stories:
- Examples from Jessamyn West
- UUIC Facebook App
- The Library Success Wiki
- Library of Congress photo project
- Life Magazine Photo Archive available through Google
- Pratt Institute Alumni has a group with 577 members and many posted photos
- Classes 2011,2012 2013 and 2006 all have Facebook groups
- The graduate schools of Architecture, Art Therapy, Library Science and Construction Management all have their own Facebook groups.
- LibraryThing has Pratt students, but no community group from the Library Science School.