Library 2.0

There’s been a lot of discussion lately both at conferences and in Blogsphere about the Library 2.0 - the second wave of libraries and librarianship.

“Library 2.0 is a direct spin-off of the term Web 2.0. In LibraryCrunch Casey suggested that libraries, especially public libraries, are at a crossroads where many of the underpinnings of Web 2.0 have applicable value within the library community – both in technology-driven services and in non-technology based services.

The active and empowered library user is a significant component of the Library 2.0 model for service. With information and ideas flowing in both directions – from the library to the user and from the user to the library – library services have the ability to evolve and improve on a constant and rapid basis. The user is participant, co-creator, builder and consultant – whether the product is virtual or physical.” (wikipedia)

This conversation between Michael Casey (of Library Crunch ) who coined the phrase and Michael Stephens (of Tame the Web ) explores how this new concept may (and is already is) becoming a reality in some libraries.

Where do we begin? A Library 2.0 Conversation (

What are your thoughts about this concept?

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