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
Discovering Places to Serve Patrons in the Long Tail
Darcy Del Bosque
Chat, Commons, and Collaboration: Inadvertently Library 2.0 in Western Australia
Yale: Taking the Library to Users in the Online University Environment
Delivering Targeted Library Resources into a Blackboard Framework
Adapting an Open Source, Scholarly Web 2.0 System for Findability in Library Collections
Push and Pull of the OPAC
UThink: Library Hosted Blogs for a University-Wide Community
Discussing Student Engagement: An Information Literacy Course Blog
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy: A Case Study.
Susan Sharpless Smith
IMplementing IM @ Reference: The GW Experience
Deborah B. Gaspar
Sarah Palacios Wilhelm
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook as an Outreach Tool
YouTube University: Using XML, Web Services, and Online Video Services to Serve University and Library Video Content
Jason A. Clark
[http://tinyurl.com/28khdh]With its publication, the contributing authors will write regularly updated reports about their initiatives for at least two years on a ACRL-hosted wiki [http://acrl.ala.org/L2Initiatives].