By Woody Evans (Auth.)

Written for info pros and librarians attempting to enforce and deal with internet 2.0 of their actual and on-line collections, development Library 3.0 will pay cautious awareness to the implementation of social internet functions, cellular computing, and RFID and QR Code know-how. The ebook information either how one can make those applied sciences paintings for libraries and in addition explores why libraries needs to achieve floor within the very important new territories of net 2.0. The altering relationships among details seekers, the data being sought, and the pro info gatekeepers is of significant significance during this swap, and this booklet explains either using the know-how to arrive details looking groups, and the profound ways that such relationships will switch the character of librarianship.

  • A primer for Library 2.0, and urban steps to be had to libraries looking to seize as much as their web-savvy patrons
  • Detailed and significant examinations of social networking websites, and their power for libraries outreach
  • Studies the activities librarians can take straight away to organize for the 'border-bleeding' among actual and digital collections

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The new library user is a post-Gates Foundation Grant library user. ). 0 wealthy has become more common than corn syrup; and even if she cannot read, the new library user can access an enormous amount of audio and visual information (including many free online audio books through projects such as Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Librivox). But libraries the world over (not, however, all libraries in the world) have made online services and online access an important part of basic library services in the last fifteen years or so, Gates grants or not, and library users (no matter their age or income) have thereby been transformed into a different kind of patron.

They had a few clues, perhaps their daughter’s MySpace username from some printed and forgotten scrap of e-mail in her closet, and they wanted to see if the librarians could help them find her. There was not much that the librarians could do. They kept no browser histories and they, rightly, had a computer administration system that protected patron privacy. But they did their best to help the parents, searching the Web until the likely address she had ran to (somewhere near San Francisco, California) was found.

Incidents like this have brought the world of the Internet and the cultivation of online information skills and the world of libraries (traditionally the places people go to in order to access information) together into a slightly uncomfortable and very personal social network. Libraries are becoming central loci of psycho-cyber-melodramas. Suddenly many new questions must arise: Are libraries culpable for the bad things that happen when people ‘meet’ online if the meeting happens while one of the people is at the library?

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