Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ADozen Ways to Two Step--Method Two

Some of my initial thoughts about Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 were quite negative primarily because it required me to go beyond my comfort zone. As I worked through the 23 things during the summer some of my views have changed. I am still not very comfortable with all aspects that Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 have to offer but I feel a little more confident as I am working through them.
Initially, many of the terms had little or no meaning to me. I would see them when i would search the web, but I had no clue what they were and what their functions were. There are still some terms I do not know what their meanings are, but it looks like they are going to be addressed in this training, for instance I do not know what a folksomonomie is. The terms continue to have little meaning until I am within many of the sites. As I delve into the sites the meanings become a little less abscure.
To our library the terms mean an open door to an array of possibilites. There are so many people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and educational levels that come into our library.
Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 can offer ourselves and our patron new avenues of communication to a broader public. They allow for a large range of modalities in order to reach more individuals as well as a variety of ways of accomplishing this goal of communication. These web technologies can aid users to comment, make suggestions, to further advance the progress of our ever changing work environment. Furthermore, Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 allows libraries to reach out to others they might not have the opportunity to reach otherwise.
Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 is a great way to network and interact with others.

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