Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Things 14 & 15...Technorati and Library & Web 2.0

Technorati -- "Currently tracking 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media...Technorati is the recognized authority on what's happening on the World Live Web, right now."

Another interesting resource -- I hadn't looked at it before, so new knowledge is always good. Will I use it again? Maybe...but my brain is quickly approaching the fill point for the "daily" tools, vs the "these are interesting" tools -- how many things do I use in a day? Good question ... maybe reprioritizing is needed as to what's cool, vs. what really helps me stay caught up and organized??

Library and Web 2.0 -- these are certainly the current buzzwords...talking about new technologies and uses of the web and how libraries interact in all of it...some of it is I think a little of the "new terms" to describe what's already been going on...

Some interesting quotes from the articles to think about:

From "An Academic's Perspective: Snake Oil, Bandwagons, and Library 2.0" -- http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/2008/01/snake_oil_bandwagons_and_library.html#comments: "I think it's important to understand that we can't expect students to envision how every new technology in the library might benefit them."

"Library 2.0: Service for the Next Generation" - http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html:
"Many tools and ideas will come from the world of Web 2.0, and many will have nothing to do with technology."

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