Friday, September 5, 2008

Web 2.0 and libraries.

There's no doubt that the old brigade of librarians will have to step out of their comfort zones.

Rick Anderson's (University of Nevada, Reno Libraries) view of the future seems perfectly logical (and exciting) - there's no use sticking your head in the sand and hoping this will all pass you by - it won't.

Here's Rick on Web 2.0:
We need to focus our efforts not on teaching research skills but on eliminating the barriers that exist between patrons and the information they need, so they can spend as little time as possible wrestling with lousy search interfaces and as much time as possible actually reading and learning..
Read more here:

Even my little exploration thus far is charged with possiblities.

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