Monday, December 24, 2007

Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries Now Available

Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries

Edited by Laura B. Cohen

Published by ACRL / Price: $35.00 ($31.50 (ALA Member) / 179 pages / 8.25 x 11 / Softcover / ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8452-9 / ISBN-10: 0-8389-8452-5

Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries is a hybrid book and wiki presenting twelve case studies of significant Library 2.0 initiatives in academic libraries.

The case studies describe several emerging practices of Library 2.0. These include varied uses of networked social software and open data formats to add value to and distribute library resources and services. Other cases describe 2.0 ways of pedagogy, the provision of services in physical and online spaces where students congregate, online catalog enhancements, and the creation of feature-rich interfaces for accessing digital research collections. The authors describe the use of such tools as blogs, wikis, podcasts, IM, RSS, XML, Web services, mashups, and social computing to illustrate their efforts to forge new models of scholarly communication in academic environments .

Table of Contents


Laura B. Cohen

Chapter 1
Discovering Places to Serve Patrons in the Long Tail

Patrick Griffis
Kristin Costello
Darcy Del Bosque
Cory Lampert
Eva Stowers

Chapter 2
Chat, Commons, and Collaboration: Inadvertently Library 2.0 in Western Australia

Kathryn Greenhill
Margaret Jones
Jean McKay

Chapter 3
Yale: Taking the Library to Users in the Online University Environment

Kalee Sprague
Roy Lechich

Chapter 4
Delivering Targeted Library Resources into a Blackboard Framework

Richard Cox

Chapter 5
Adapting an Open Source, Scholarly Web 2.0 System for Findability in Library Collections

Bethany Nowviskie
Elizabeth Sadler
Erik Hatcher

Chapter 6
Push and Pull of the OPAC

Daniel Forsman

Chapter 7
UThink: Library Hosted Blogs for a University-Wide Community

Shane Nakerud

Chapter 8
Discussing Student Engagement: An Information Literacy Course Blog

Gregory Bobish

Chapter 9
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy: A Case Study.

Susan Sharpless Smith
Erik Mitchell
Caroline Numbers

Chapter 10
IMplementing IM @ Reference: The GW Experience

Deborah B. Gaspar
Sarah Palacios Wilhelm

Chapter 11
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook as an Outreach Tool

Dawn Lawson

Chapter 12
YouTube University: Using XML, Web Services, and Online Video Services to Serve University and Library Video Content

Jason A. Clark

[]With its publication, the contributing authors will write regularly updated reports about their initiatives for at least two years on a ACRL-hosted wiki [].

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