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Here is a book that will help public, school, and academic librarians take advantage of Web 2.0 technologies. Using an easy-to-understand writing style, author Ellyssa Kroski provides librarians and information professionals with a detailed look at the latest and hottest technologies. She provides innovative, real-world examples of libraries which are using these technolog...more
Paperback, 209 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Neal Schuman Publishers
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Sarah Sammis
Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals by Ellyssa Kroski was one of the first books I found in the early days of my Patron 2.0 research paper. Having "Web 2.0" in the title made it easy to find when I wasn't quite sure yet what direction my paper was going to take.

Kroski's book is first a description of what web 2.0 is and a brief history of its development. Next it is a descriptive catalog of current (as of 2008) technologies at use for librarians. It includes examples of how to u...more
Bethany
This was a very informative book about the different Web 2.0 tools that are out there. The author provides a description of each tool and where you can go to get started using them. Kroski also provides information about how libraries and librarians are using the specific tool. This gives insight into practical applications and how one might go about brining some of these tools into the work place.

A great place to start for those who want to learn more details about Web 2.0.

Purple
This book is not a book to be read and returned. This is the kind of book which should come with a highlighter on a chain. Jam packed with hundreds of ideas, sources and things to try out, this book is a resource which will take ages to explore and really use to it's potential. The writing style is highly accessible. I only wish I had the time to really systematically try all the resources in this book.
Jasmine Richard
A quick and insightful read. I think this would be a fantastic instructional book for someone currently unfamiliar with web 2.0 technologies. It features straight forward chapters on various topics such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, rss feeds, and more. It's easy to understand and leaves out unnecessary jargon.
It also has extensive links to examples and service sites in each section for making use of the described web 2.0 technologies. I would recommend this for librarians and...more
Sabrina
Great overview of Web 2.0 technologies. Even a techie like me learned a few things. Should be read by every librarian.
Emily
Very clearly written, with some great ideas for and by librarians. Gives an excellent overview of Web 2.0.
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مفيد جدا . تقديم مبسط و مناسب و مفصل لكل خدمة من خدمات الويب 2 ، مرفقا بالصور . مع روابط و طرق استخدام .
أجده مفيدا لكل من أراد أن يعرف بشكل واضح خدمات ويب 2 بمختلف أنواعها .

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"Web 2.0 marks the progression from static Web pages to dynamic, interactive ones, and the move from a one-way dialogue to the group conversation." (p. 1)

"The new Web is about creating connections with other users, and it has brought an explosion of growth in social networking and community-oriented Web sites."(p. 2)
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Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 22 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adj...more
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