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Public Library Catching the Web 2.0 Wave

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Wired.com reported on a so called ‘Learning 2.0′ program started by public services technology director Helene Blowers at North Carolina’s Charlotte & Mecklenburg County public library (plcmc.org). It involves self-learning 23 things that requires using a host of web2.0 services such as Flickr, Weblog etc.

Libraries all over the world are doing just that — moving the entire Learning 2.0 program to their own websites. The program has been duplicated by university and community library systems in Sweden, Australia, Canada and Denmark. In the United States, programs are underway in South Carolina, Florida, Maryland and California. Even the Combined Arms Research Library, a military repository, is trying it.

This is fantastic. I think the current library catlogue system also should gradually move to incorporate some web2.0 features so patrons are more engaged around the public library services. Maybe a great opportunity for social entrepreneurs here.

Written by Y.

April 3rd, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Posted in Web2.0

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