How to use Web 2.0 in your library

Phil Bradley announces his new book! Phil edited my training book a few years ago for its British release. I look forward to this one.

The Web 2.0 and social software explosion has the capability to transform the online profile of libraries and help reach out to tech-savvy young users to whom the library may otherwise be invisible. Libraries can now easily collaborate and create online communities, as well as explore new ways in which to communicate with, educate and attract new users – and also to market themselves.

This new book from acclaimed author Phil Bradley takes a clear and practical approach as it explains exactly how to use the different types of Web 2.0 technologies, and shows how libraries can get the most out of them (using case studies). Illustrations help guide readers through each step of creating a range of resources, and a companion website, including podcasts from the author, ensures readers are kept up to date with developments in this highly dynamic and fast-moving area. Coverage includes:

introduction to Web 2.0 and Library 2.0
bookmarking services
photographic services
creating your own search engines
sharing material with others
basic housekeeping utilities
collaborating with others
webpage and website annotation
online calendars
creating networks
weblogs & RSS
the use of instant messaging in a library context.