Wikis (Note to self: Gotta checkout Twiki – its wysiwyg interface and list of plugins definitely beat out Mediawiki)
Technology Challenges (tentative plans to do lunch with guys from Gwinnett County tomorrow since PLCMC & GCPL seem to run parallel on all vendor/technology fronts-- Horizon, Envisionware, TechLogic, etc – and compare notes and implementation strategies.)
IMing – hot, especially as community builders.
E-Learning Communities - Our library’s already participating in this WebJunction e-learning pilot, so it was good to meet the players and discuss future enhancements for MS Live meeting (FYI Julia & Lori – I put a plug in for PLCMC to help beta test version 3.0 with VoIP)
And last but not least the featured evening program on Dead Technologies/Emerging Technologies which beat the Library 1.0 vs. 2.0 meme to death. In all serious there were a lot of laughs as well as many great points made by the panel of eight. Scott Brandt’s opening was perfect a way to start off the panel
- Vendor OPACS –> Library 1.0 … Casey Bisson’s Wordpress OPAC (with tags) –> Library 2.0
- "No Cell Phones or Food or drink in the Library" -> Library 1.0 ... "Enjoy hot fresh steamy coffee while you browse" -> Library 2.0
- Email reference -> Library 1.0 ... IM reference -> library 2.0
- Library newsletters -> 1.0 ... Library blogs -> 2.0
You get the drift ... so what sets the notion of 2.0 apart from 1.0 -> basically it’s the recognition that our users can add value to the library... that yes, we can trust them... and that it’s no longer a one way push. So along this same vein, I’d like to suggest just one more element to the whole Library 1.0 vs. 2.0 that I think in all the examples (and laughter) was overlooked ...
Information Specialists -> Library 1.0 … Information Facilitators -> Library 2.0
The 2.0 meme is more than just technology and signage folks… it’s about people, perceptions and how we interact with our users too!
Websters definition: fa•cil•i•tate
-- after all, isn’t that what it's all about???
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