(An Infopeople Online Learning Course)
Aug 7, 2007 - Sep 3, 2007 & Sept 11, 2007 - Oct 9, 2007
Library staffs have put tremendous energy into making their libraries the physical hubs of their communities. Many, however, have not taken advantage of technology to build community online. Over the past few years we have seen online communities spring up around blogs, wikis, Flickr, MySpace, and other social networking vehicles. In light of this, library staffs should consider how to:
Web 2.0 . . . wikis . . . blogs . . . RSS feeds . . . social bookmarking . . . These are hot topics in recent conversations about library service and the web. Increasingly, library staff are expected to be conversant in these areas, but the trouble is that things have been evolving so quickly that it can be hard to get a foothold. If you haven’t had a chance to keep up or don’t know where to start, this course is a way to get a basic grounding in these tools and explore them in a hands-on way.
With the 2.0 revolution, almost everything on the web seems to have become social, shared, collaborative, and focused on fun. For many of us in libraries, this shift to user-built content and trusting the wisdom of crowds seems chaotic, out-of-control, and threatening to our values for quality information and manageable services.
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