Many have argued that the notion of Library 2.0 is more than just a term used to describe concepts that revolve around the use of technology; it is also a term that can be used to describe both physical and mindset changes that are occurring within libraries to make our spaces and services more user-centric and inviting. Others within the profession have asserted that libraries have always been 2.0: collaborative, customer friendly, and welcoming. But no matter which side of the debate you fall on, just about everyone agrees that libraries of tomorrow, even five or ten years from now, will look substantially different from libraries today. 23 Things On a Stick can help you get ready to participate in the changes!
1. Watch this video. Stephen Abram kicks off 23 Things at Murdoch University Library in Australia.
2. Read this blog post by John Blyberg, a library blogger from Connecticut.
2. The latest on Library 2.0 is in Library Technology Reports, Volume 43 Issue 5. Read this article "The Ongoing Web Revolution". (The full volume can be found via ELM; click on Vol. 43, Issue 5 and go to the article.)
These articles offer more views on Web 2.0 and libraries:
- OCLC Next Space Newsletter – Web 2.0: Where will the next generation of the web take libraries? Five Perspectives:
- Wikipedia – Library 2.0
Here are some ideas to blog about--but don't let these questions limit you. Share all your thoughts, ideas, and discoveries.
- We know time is always an issue--Stephen Abram shares some ideas on where to find the time for 23 Things. Where will you find the time?
- Why are you participating in 23 Things On a Stick? What do you hope to learn?
- How has the Internet and the vast resource it can be affected your use of time at work and/or at home?
- Where are you in your knowledge and use of Web 2.0 tools? How about your library?
- What are you looking forward to in 23 Things On a Stick?