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Web 2.0

Privacy, Potential & Pitfalls: Using Ning to Create Community Part Three

The past two months, I've been exploring the use of Ning by public libraries to create communities centered around reader services. We started with a look at Lafayette Readers in Lafayette, Colorado and the online discussion forums at Lisle Library District. I was pondering the third installment...

Hello, Library (1.0) World!

My name is Jenny Levine, and I run The Shifted Librarian blog. I'm a little late to the party, but I'm thrilled to be a contributor to this blog along with such esteemed colleagues! Some of the themes I plan to discuss here include audio ebooks, the Millennial/Gamer generation and their impact on libraries, and what Michael has already referred to as Web 2.0 (which Michael Casey has extended to "...

Web 2.0 for Librarians

I mentioned in my introductory post last week that I would be writing about Web 2.0. A good starting point, then, would be some definition. The cool thing is, many librarians are already actively using the tools of Web 2.0!Wikipedia defines Web 2.0 as “Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of Web sites to a full-...

Welcome from Michael Stephens

Greetings Readers!I am tickled to be joining Jenny, Karen and Tom on this venture. And kudos to Teresa Koltzenburg at ALA TechSource for "getting it!"I have been working at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana, for more than fourteen years in various positions, mainly teaching, developing, and promoting technology through...