Library 2.0 theory: Web 2.0 and its implications for libraries

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Library 2.0 theory: Web 2.0 and its implications for libraries is a 2006 journal article written in English by Maness J.M. and published in Webology.

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This article posits a definition and theory for "Library 2.0". It suggests that recent thinking describing the changing Web as "Web 2.0" will have substantial implications for libraries, and recognizes that while these implications keep very close to the history and mission of libraries, they still necessitate a new paradigm for librarianship. The paper applies the theory and definition to the practice of librarianship, specifically addressing how Web 2.0 technologies such as synchronous messaging and streaming media, blogs, wikis, social networks, tagging, RSS feeds, and mashups might intimate changes in how libraries provide access to their collections and user support for that access. Copyright © 2006, Jack M. Maness.

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