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January 27, 2006


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Looks pretty good to me. It's limited as to which providers it works with, but it covers some of our biggies including JSTOR, Ingenta and ScienceDirect.

It seems like its related to the whole Web 2.0 thing that I posted about earlier today, since the tagging system could be one of those "folksonomies" that I keep reading about.

I think its got potential, but I'd be interested to hear if there are any academics out there using it in anger!

Library 2.0 ???

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Well, I've heard of Web 2.0. It's something that Tim O'Reilly talks about, although its still something of a mystical concept to me. Can't help thinking that its all about the logical progression of existing web technology.

Anyway, now Kevin Chad of Talis and Paul Miller have coined the term for libraries. Read all about their ideas in detail in the paper I've linked to. The basic idea seems to be that Library 2.0 is all about library services that people use without visiting the library itself.

In Library 2.0 the library can use various different technology packages from different providers which can integrate with each other to provide the best service possible. It sounds good if Talis is going to get all the providers of Library Management systems and serials management systems and OpenURL resolvers and cross searching techologies and various other products to talk to each other. Then we could choose the best product from the best provider regardless of whether or not our catalogue comes from that provider. Of course, if it was really going to work, the library technology would have to work with all the University's other systems like student records and authentication packages, etc.

Does that mean that someone, somewhere is talking about University 2.0?

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