Monday, March 29, 2010

Library 2.0 & Web 2.0

A lot of the articles make sense on what Libraries should be doing. I love that WorldCat is open to all and free to search so someone looking for a book that may be more academic in nature can see that it's available at Stony Brook or Hofstra and although they might not be able to check it out since they're not a student, they can travel to the Library to browse through it and make copies if necessary.

I also recognized some of the new aspects in out updated catalog from talking points in the article "To a Temporary Place in Time." The author says that catalogs should be fluid and use 2.0 aspects to appeal to all users with such things as tag clouds, digital downloads and recommendations. These are all things that SCLS has done by subscribing to Suffolkwave and adding tagging and reviews to the current catalog. Although I don't think everything is perfect, I do think we're definitely taking a step in the right direction.

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