Library 2.0 - using buzzwords to help people

Jessamyn West --
08dec07 - Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Library 2.0 as a concept is not complicated and in some ways it's not even that new. Making institutions interactive, flexible and responsive to patrons is a necessary part of being part of the networked world. Even though some of the technologies are new the service oriented aspects of library 2.0 are still very familiar.

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2.0 Topics

A Librarian's 2.0 Manifesto

Why 2.0 exists and why it matters

Library Journal on Library 2.0 (many examples)

A Library 2.0 skeptic's reading list

Standards, Usability, Open Source

Web Standards what librarians need to know

Library Usability Bibliography

UVA Web Usability Testing

Evergreen Pines project

Blog Posts and Observations

Slow Library & Slow Reading Weblogs

Meredith Farkas "Being transparent isn't enough"

Top 10 No-Brainers For Public libraries

Helene Blower's Learning 2.0 List

Library 2.0 specifics

Flickr, Meebo,, Blogger

Pace University - Get a Public Library Card

NCSU catalog

Minot State Library research help


AADL Catalog

Tutt Library, Colorado College

Awesome resources

Second Life Library of Congress project

LibX - Firefox extension for libraries

Georgia Tech library "menu"

Dana Hall Library "menu"

Rutgers EZ-Borrow

Homer Township Public Library Teens page