Web 2.0 and Libraries

Impacts, Technologies and Trends

Edited by

  • Dave Parkes
  • Geoff Walton, Staffordshire University, UK

In a world where computing power, ubiquity and connectivity create powerful new ways to facilitate learning, this book examines how librarians and information professionals can utilize emerging technologies to expand service and resource delivery. With contributions from leading professionals, including lecturers, librarians and e-learning technologists, this bookl explores strategic approaches for effectively implementing, living with, and managing revolutionary technological change in libraries.
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Information professionals and librarians, students of information science, e-learning and computing, and academics in information science, computing and e-learning


Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-346-2


…a useful book that has come just at the right time., Bulletin des Bibliothèques en France

Table of Contents

Part 1 Place: The changing teaching and learning environment; Transforming the library - e-books and e-buildings. Part 2 People: Online social networking, the e-learning holy grail? E-Learning models: A Web 2.0 approach to staff development in higher education. Part 3 Technology: A deployment strategy for maximising the impact of institutional use of Web 2.0; Emerging technologies for learning. Part 4 Conclusion: Meeting the challenge.