- What’s new in Library 2.0? Shift in power.
Kathryn has written post about what she thinks is the ‘new’ in new media. Interesting! I think I might be able to use her ideas in explaining to my colleagues what new media is all about when I’m conducting the training for new media literacy.
- Under the Hood of Web 2.0: the top ten programming concepts of librarians to understand
I’m not a very technical person and I’m quite bad at programming. However, I do have intentions to pick up some programming knowledge and I guess this list is a good starting point on what I should focus on.
- A Living Library
From the technology aspect of libraries, we move to the human aspect of libraries. And I mean human quite literally. A ‘living library’ allows you to ‘borrow’ a person. This person is either a subject expert, has significant experiences to share or an expert hobbyist. The ‘loan’ is usually in the form of a conversation and the loan period can be half an hour, a morning or even the whole day. This concept of ‘living library’ originated in Scandinavia. Hmmm … actually this is good in allowing our senior citizens to share their life experiences to the younger generation. Sort of an interactive history lesson.
(via Library Stuff)