Web 2.0 and what it means to libraries April 24, 2007Posted by Rachel in 2.0, Conferences, Future, Something to think about.
I was catching up on reading my feeds tonight and I came across David Lee King’s notes from the opening session at Computers in Libraries (which is a cool conference that I would LOVE to go to – maybe next year). Anyway, the opening session was presented by Lee Rainie from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. I’ve heard him speak before about Pew surveys results, and the results are always so interesting. But this opening session had a library focus, which was nice. Apparently, Rainie talked about six hallmarks of the web 2.0 world that matter to libraries.
- the internet has become the computer
- content creation
- even more internet users are accessing the content created by others
- many are sharing what they know and feel online and that is building conversations
- tens of thousands are contributing in online … ???
- customizing their online experiences thanks to web 2.0 tools
See all the details and explanations on David’s blog, which always has insightful information.