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By Woody Evans (Auth.)

Written for info pros and librarians attempting to enforce and deal with internet 2.0 of their actual and on-line collections, construction Library 3.0 can pay cautious realization to the implementation of social net purposes, cellular computing, and RFID and QR Code know-how. The ebook information either the right way to make those applied sciences paintings for libraries and in addition explores why libraries needs to achieve flooring within the very important new territories of internet 2.0. The altering relationships among info seekers, the knowledge being sought, and the pro info gatekeepers is of significant value during this swap, and this e-book explains either using the expertise to arrive info looking groups, and the profound ways that such relationships will switch the character of librarianship.

  • A primer for Library 2.0, and urban steps to be had to libraries trying to capture as much as their web-savvy patrons
  • Detailed and significant examinations of social networking websites, and their strength for libraries outreach
  • Studies the activities librarians can take instantaneously to arrange for the 'border-bleeding' among actual and digital collections

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You crack the box open, cough the dust cloud away, and flip through a mini vertical style file folder system for index cards – each card organized by subject, roughly, then alphabetized by site title. Each card had a URL typed under the title, then a brief description of what was to be found at the typed resources. No mention of how it could be used, what particular projects it was good for, or what other resources (print or otherwise) might work well in tandem with the site – not enough room for all that on an index card, after all.

This is all leading to something, though; librarians cannot individually or collectively turn back the tides of culture, but if we embrace the changes we see, maybe we can shape the future a little and ensure that some of our values get carried along inland with the sea. The new library user, well, maybe she’s a little bit weird. But the world is weird, and getting a lot weirder. 0 transhumanists go on about. Let’s not get caught twiddling our thumbs this time around. As we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence.

But they did their best to help the parents, searching the Web until the likely address she had ran to (somewhere near San Francisco, California) was found. The story was no tragedy – a bit of teenage rebellion and angst, soothed by the balm of promised friendships online that, thankfully, turned out to be harmless (if not legitimate) in her case. The parents got in touch with the girl’s ‘friend’ and got her home very quickly. Incidents like this have brought the world of the Internet and the cultivation of online information skills and the world of libraries (traditionally the places people go to in order to access information) together into a slightly uncomfortable and very personal social network.

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