Nicole\’s got a library blog (again)


2006 University Libraries/MINITEX Reference Symposium
July 5, 2006, 6:02 pm
Filed under: semantics, Web 2.0

This looks so good, I can’t wait to read/watch it when I get home from work tonight.:

Reference 2010: the Librarian 2.0 in Your Future presented by Stephen Abram, Vice President, Innovation, for SirsiDynix and immediate past president of the Canadian Library Association, at the May 15, 2006, Reference Symposium, Library as Place: Physical Realms, Virtual Possibilities.

I always throw around the term “Web 2.0” without much explanation. To be honest it makes the term sound like a new installation of software or some cheesy news letter. I kind of wish there were a better term for what Web 2.0 actually refers to. Which is?

Web 2.0 is the direction that the web is taking where information is being used in everyday life and not as a cool novelty (technological fetishism). We can see evidence of Web 2.0 in blogs, wikis, podcasts etc. There’s a lot of talk about it (see my previous post about Tom Stites). But nonetheless Web 2.0 is exciting and really important in libraries.