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Insightful post by Library Chic:  the future of web services is NOT the library website.  She dares speak the thought no one names.  I’m not too sure librarians are ready to hear this, especially at institutions where they have spent lots of time (read: $$) invested in redesigning and assessing their websites.  She makes some valid points about content being key and the design not so important.  If we can embed our content directly in the users’ paths, does it matter if they ever come to our website?  OR, is it more important that the user gets what they need and is the happier for it?

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Today I am at RRLC, at a presentation by Sara Greenleaf of Hobart & William Smith Colleges.  Sara’s presentation is available on SlideShare and is chock full of good resources on 2.0 technology. 

This makes me think some more about trying to develop some staff and faculty training on 2.0 technologies; maybe with an Information Management twist. 

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The LIS Wiki is a great encyclopedia by librarians, for librarians and it has an entry on Library 2.0 which is always being updated and serves as a good primer for those new to the term Library 2.0 and all its various meanings.

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