October 22, 2007

Library 2.0 = Library R/evolution

Filed under: precat — jenny @ 5:41 am

I’ve been waiting for Michael Wesch, the Kansas State professor who created the viral The Machine Is Us/ing Us and A Vision of Students Today videos, to do one that more directly addresses libraries. Last week he did just that. Hopefully it will help spread David Weinberger’s message from Everything Is Miscellaneous (which you need to read if you haven’t already). Is your library part of this new r/evolution, or are you still facing the future with only a 20th century service orientation?

Information R/evolution.

Bonus link via Paul Pival: Jon Udell on Remixing the Library
. Can your patrons remix your library?


  1. Loved that video! There are so many facets to the differences between paper searching and data searching I find myself frustrated when trying to explain/describe to those unfamiliar with modern databases/searching/wikis etc. And that’s without considering the ‘social’ aspect of a system that is ‘influenced’ by it’s users.
    Thanks for sharing it.

    Comment by Sam — October 22, 2007 @ 7:52 am

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  4. Hello!
    This is very exciting stuff!
    I hope you don’t mind me posting this request directly to your blog, but I am very interested in what you are achieving in your work. My name is Sarah Hammond and I am conducting some research in fulfilment of my MA in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield. I am interested in how public libraries and librarians feel about the use of so-called social networking websites and software as a tool for the library and its various
    I am interested in obtaining the views of as many public librarians who can
    spare a few moments to complete this survey but if you do not wish to but think
    one of your colleagues might, then please forward it on to them.
    Could I ask you to please spare a few minutes to whizz through my survey that can be found here?:
    Click Here to take survey
    Kind regards
    Sarah Hammond
    Student on the MA in Librarianship programme
    Department of Information Studies
    University of Sheffield

    Comment by Sarah Hammond — August 6, 2008 @ 4:55 am

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