Library 2.0

The two ways of Web 2.0

Over on Lorcan Dempsey's weblog he has A Neat Post on twopointoh stuff:

When we discuss Web 2.0, there is a temptation to think about blogs and wikis, RSS and a Facebook application, and to stop there. There is also some useful thinking about how to expose web services or data in ways that they can be remixed into other applications. However, Web 2.0 is also about concentration, concentration of data, of users and of communications. We need also to think about how libraries reconfigure services in an environment of network level gravitational hubs, driven by network effects. This will involve greater concentration of library resources in various ways, and also - probably? - greater reliance on other web presences to deliver their services.

Library 2.0 Community on Ning - 1 year old!

The Library 2.0 community on Ning is now one year old. You can find it at http://library20.ning.com/. There are now over 2700 members. I am amazed at its growth. I started it as a place to play with the new technology, never expecting it to take on a life of its own. It is now self sustaining with little work needed from me as its creator. As Frankenstein said," It's alive!"

What IS Wikipedia?

Lyndon Larouche PAC writer Brent Bedford explains what Wikipedia really is, including this startling revelation: [Jimbo Wales] moved to California and subsequently founded Wikipedia with his good libertarian buddy from the USENET groups, Larry Sanger. By removing Ayn Rand's name, but demanding that only material published from inside her hellish world be tolerated on Wikipedia's pages, hundreds of people were fooled into giving Wikipedia credit for its good aspects, which were all actually unintended by Wales (and, which people have discussed implementing since the 1940s), while missing the significance of its faults, as well as its mysterious alliance with Google.

The Story of Library 0.0

Library Zero point Zero.

We all seem to know what Library 1.0 is/was since we continue to tell everyone how 2.0 we are, and some of us have even begun formulating lies for why we're past that and ready to declare ourselves 3.0.

But what about the past; what about the before time? How would we classify the earliest forms of librarianship? I'm trying to understand how Library 2.0 applies to history. At what point can we say that the ideas for a library existed?

Library Zero point Zero

We all seem to know what Library 1.0 is/was since we continue to tell everyone how 2.0 we are, and some of us have even begun formulating lies for why we're past that and ready to declare ourselves 3.0.

But what about the past; what about the before time? How would we classify the earliest forms of librarianship? I'm trying to understand how Library 2.0 applies to history. At what point can we say that the ideas for a library existed?

If we define Library 1.0 as the point where a form of the modern library exists and Library 0.0 is when no ideas for libraries exist, then what falls in between?

Recent excavations have revealed the discovery of an ancient stone pendant to support this theory (see image on my page). Speculation is that early librarians were recognized by wearing a symbol of the goddess Tanit; because it was easy to draw and seen as further proof of early librarianship because of its relationship to clip art and Ellison die cuts.

The earliest libraries were called Marypedia, or Maripedia (or pedians). And beginning with Library 0.2 Maripedia, they promoted their services by wearing variations of the pendant. Although the original Mary was obviously a “zero-point-twopian,” the discovered pendant displays “0.3.” The owner of this pendant clearly saw herself as apart from the other Maripedia, and was probably viewed, like today, as an ahole. -- Read More

Kindles can't be lent!

According to Rochelle , who talked to Amazon customer support, libraries that are lending out Kindles (Amazon's ebook reader) to patrons are in violation of the terms of service. She makes some compelling points on questions that Amazon needs to answer, such as ways to disable people from downloading without disabling the account.

Young vs. not so young in technology

An article wasreleased today on young adults vs. the not so young and "tehcnological turf." More young adults are finding not only their friends on Facebook and Myspace, but their parents and grandparents. Gone are the days where they had to walk their parents through how to use a computer, now they want to be "friends" on Facebook or IM. This has raised some issues for young people interviewed in the article, as they try to find a space that adults can't see every move they make.

Library 2.0 Debased

John Blyberg Has Been Feeling, for awhile now, that the term Library 2.0 has been co-opted by a growing group of libraries, librarians, and particularly vendors to push an agenda of “change” that deflects attention from some very real issues and concerns without really changing anything. It’s very evident in the profusity of L2-centric workshops and conferences that there is a significant snake-oil market in the bibliosphere. We’re blindly casting about for a panacea and it’s making us look like fools.

The true pursuit of Library 2.0 involves a thorough recalibration of process, policy, physical spaces, staffing, and technology so that any hand-offs in the patron’s library experience are truly seamless.

Library of Congress and Flickr

The Library of Congress is partnering with Flickr to share access to some of its collections. It's titled The Commons. It's nice that the Library of Congress is seeking new ways to share its collections with those of that can't go to DC.

Facebook lets you clean your profile...

Facebook has announced that they will soon let users clean off their profile a bit of zombies and other assorted applications. What will happen is that these applications will still remain, but just in an "extended profile" view.

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