Building Library 3.0 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843344971, 9781780631868

Building Library 3.0

1st Edition

Issues in Creating a Culture of Participation

Authors: Woody Evans
eBook ISBN: 9781780631868
Paperback ISBN: 9781843344971
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 17th July 2009
Page Count: 210
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Basics: Library 2.0: The fundamentals; New library users. Part 2 The people's web: Folksonomic exchanges: Authority of the people; Mobile life and QR Code; Second Life and other massively multi-user environments; Arphids: Promise and dangers. Part 3 Quality and mettle: Fundamentally good service.


Written for information professionals and librarians trying to implement and manage Web 2.0 in their physical and online collections, Building Library 3.0 pays careful attention to the implementation of social web applications, mobile computing, and RFID and QR Code technology. The book details both how to make these technologies work for libraries and also explores why libraries must gain ground in the important new territories of Web 2.0. The changing relationships between information seekers, the information being sought, and the professional information gatekeepers is of great importance in this change, and this book explains both the use of the technology to reach information seeking communities, and the profound ways in which such relationships will change the nature of librarianship.

Key Features

  • A primer for Library 2.0, and concrete steps available to libraries seeking to catch up to their web-savvy patrons
  • Detailed and critical examinations of social networking sites, and their potential for libraries outreach
  • Studies the actions librarians can take right now to prepare for the ‘border-bleeding’ between physical and virtual collections


Librarians and library administrators in a wide variety of library settings, including public libraries, college and university campuses, and special or corporate libraries


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...described professionally, in concrete terms and immediately relevant, even for the uninitiated., French LIS journal
The testimony of an enthusiastic librarian, written in a passionate style for colleagues who are engaged with their readers., French LIS journal
Professional, practical, and accessible even to non-experts., Bulletin des Bibliothèques en France

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About the Authors

Woody Evans Author

Woody Evans is a librarian at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. As a librarian and private researcher, he has worked for military, corporate, and academic organizations. He has written for American Libraries, Library Journal, Searcher, ONLINE, Information Today, and others. His current research interests include the cultural aspects of information seeking and evaluation. Contact him through

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Zayed University, United Arab Emirates