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Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
On Friday June 13, 2008, I gave a Webinar presentation as part of the SirsiDynix institute titled Beyond Web 2.0: Taking the social read-write Web to the enterprise level. With all the interest in Web 2.0 in libraries today, I think that its time to start thinking about what follows. It was a good chance for me to organize my thoughts a bit regarding the ongoing evolution of Web technologies as used in libraries. I don't presume that anyone should my view of this as authoritative, but hopefully as part of a conversation on how we can expand what we've learned from Web 2.0 and apply it to strategic library automation technologies as they move into their next generation.
Here is the abstract of the presentation:
Over the last few years, many libraries have eagerly embraced Web 2.0 technologies--blogs, wikis, and social engagement with patrons have become commonplace. This approach to the Web can no longer be considered new and cutting-edge. Change on the Web move along at a fast pace. It's time to consider what comes next. Breeding will give his view of how libraries can take Web 2.0 technologies to the next level and integrate them into their core automation infrastructure to better support their strategic missions. Today's Web 2.0 technologies have been implemented mostly through informal processes. As the Web 2.0-inspired technologies mature, they need to become more central to a library's strategic mission and become integrated into its fundamental infrastructure. Tune in for Marshall Breeding's view of life beyond Web 2.0.
I've written a couple of other essays related to this topic, including Web 2.0? Let's get to Web 1.0 first (Computers in Libraries May 2006) and We Need to Go Beyond Web 2.0 Computers in Libraries May 2007), both from my Systems Librarian columns.
The link to the SirisiDynix Webinar is here. The recording of the session will be available soon.
Marshall Breeding Jun 14, 2008 13:29:36 Link to this thread