I personally liked what Rick Anderson had to say about Web 2.0. I do agree with the three elements he introduced and to say that patrons are definitely using the Internet these days to find all the information they need fast and effective way and that we need to move to the Web and provide online access in our libraries as our patrons will expect access to everything – digital collections of journals, books, blogs, podcasts, etc.
I also like how he said because of the ratio we have in our libraries between the librarian and the patrons we cannot educate our patrons everything and hence why we need to make sure everything is easy to use eg. One-button commands, such as Flickr’s “Blog This,” and easy-to-use programs like Google Page Creator, offer promising models for this kind of user-centric service.
It would be great to see our patrons reviewing books online, making comments on a blog or even suggesting things they would like to see different at the library.
His three elements were:
- The “just in case” collection - Bits and pieces of previous information age
- Reliance on user education – Practices
- The “come to us” model of library service - Attitudes
I also read Michael Stephen’s blog and I agree with what he said about librarian recognizes how quickly the world and library users change with advancing technology. Project timelines that stretch on for months simply do not work in Library 2.0 thinking.
I also liked what was written in the "Away from Icebergs” and decided to attach my screen saver image to this exercise.