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Do You Web 2.0?

Public Libraries and Social Networking

Web 2.0 technology is a hot topic at the moment, and public librarians in particular are beginning to feel the pressure to apply these tools. Indeed, Web 2.0 has the potential to transform library services, but only if the policy and strategy for those services are ready to be transformed. The author not only reviews these tools and provides practical advice and case studies on how they can be applied in the public library setting, but also recommends the policies and business cases that begin to create a new strategy for public libraries.

Public librarians

Paperback, 160 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-436-0


  • This concise guide to a hot topic is timely, perceptive and engagingly written.... Useful to public librarians and a worthy acquisition for university libraries supporting LIS students., Managing Information


  • Part 1 Public libraries and social networking: Can we Web 2.0? Public libraries and digital climate change; Web 2.0 ethos: Hive mind and the wisdom of the crowd. Part 2 Web 2.0 tools and the librarians who love them: An overview: Do you Web 2.0? A round-up of Web 2.0 in public libraries. Part 3 By increment and revolution: Libraries getting to Web 2.0: A tale of one country. Part 4 ‘Tilling the soil, seeding the ideas’: The Web 2.0 business case: Introducing Web 2.0; Exceeding your stretch: A conclusion.


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