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"Library 2.0" reading list

The term 'Web 2.0" is already on a backlash to the backlash to the backlash to its ubiquity and misuse, so what better time to jump on the "Library 2.0" meme?

This term is generally designed to describe a new wave of library services that focus on creating community, incorporating user input and customizing views and perspectives. Some of these ideas and approaches are not that new, but the momentum of the discussion is growing rapidly.

Michael Stephens, who has recently been hired as a professor for the MLIS program at Dominican University, has published a bibliography on the topic, which can be found at http://www.tametheweb.com/presentations/CIL2006Bibliography.pdf. I recommend it for anyone who wants to explore this area, which is important not only to those involved in designing user services, but also to those selecting and describing materials.