Daily Archives: March 22, 2008

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Article: Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and the Hyperlinked Library

Electronic Journal Forum : Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and the Hyperlinked Library Michael Stephens, Contributor and Maria Collins, Column Editor Stephens is Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 60305, USA Collins is Assistant Head of Acquisitions, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh NC 27695, USA Available online 26 October 2007. Abstract Discussions surrounding the concepts of Web 2.0/Library 2.0 are increasing among the library community. This column outlines key principles behind Web 2.0 and provides a brief explanation of social tools, such as blogs, RSS feeds, podcasting, and wikis. The author also […]

SWIFT Replacements

Lots of discussion on the Twitter and at various blogs about SWIFT, a conference social networking platform. Don’t miss these posts and the comments too: Karen Schneider: http://freerangelibrarian.com/2008/03/21/moving-swiftly-on/ Jessamyn West: http://www.librarian.net/stax/2261/not-so-swift/  David Lee King: http://www.davidleeking.com/2008/03/14/not-using-swift-for-computers-in-libraries/  Personally, I don’t get why I would put my slides, blog posts, photos etc. anywhere but here at TTW. I also agree with Karen: I’d rather see wifi at the conferences long before a contracted, vendor-based solution for social networking. I know that the amazing folks attending CIL could have whipped up similar grass roots systems in a heartbeat. My vote will always go for […]