Monday, April 28, 2008

Library 2.0 and Beyond

Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow's User, edited by Nancy Courtney ; foreword by Steven J. Bell. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 152 p.


Library 2.0: does everyone seem to know what this means except you? Or are you reasonably well informed but wondering what challenge to take on next? In this new work, Nancy Courtney has assembled some of the most forward looking thinkers in the library world to describe the next generation of online tools. Beginning with Steven J. Bell, each contributor introduces his or her favorite technology, outlines its use, and discusses its potential in today's library environment.

Table of contents:

Preface Steven Bell
Chapter 1: Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: What Librarians Need to Know Elizabeth L. Black
Chapter 2: Library Catalog 2.0 Michael Casey
Chapter 3: The Wonderful World of Wikis: Applications for Libraries Chad Boeninger
Chapter 4: Podcasting in Libraries Chris Kretz
Chapter 5: Handheld Computers in Libraries Christopher Strauber
Chapter 6: Mashups and Web Services Eric Schnell
Chapter 7: Online Social Networking Brian S. Mathews
Chapter 8: Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging Ellyssa Kroski
Chapter 9: up,up,down,down,left,right,left,right,a,b,select, start: Learning from Games and Gamers in Library 2.0 David Ward
Chapter 10: Library 2.0 and Virtual Worlds = Innovation + Exploration Lori Bell, Tom Peters, and Kitty Pope
Chapter 11: Digital Storytelling, Libraries, and Community Karen Diaz and Anne M. Fields
Suggested Readings
About the Editor and Contributors