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PLA 2008, Day 2: The Cutting Edge: The Latest Information on Web 2.0



Michael Stephens, John Blyberg and Jen Maney

Jen’s title: Let’s Get Excited (and realistic) about Web 2.0

“not really a technological phenomenon at all; it’s a social one, enabled by technology.”

Can’t understand new tools in the abstract – you have to use them.

They have an emerging technologies team – they help evaluate services and new stuff

They think of 2.0 stuff as outreach outside of the library

Pima County Public Library has 4.5 web staff: Designer, programmer, electronic resources, head (and a part timer)

2.0 site is moving toward a conversation

Michael Stephens is next:

Title: Scary things & Great Opportunities: Web 2.0 & Libraries 2008

Best thing – remember to say “yes”

Look for “Library as place” on youtube – trying to find books at Chicago Public Library – they video’d the experience, including getting kicked out of the library by security.

Aside – Check out Nashville Public Library’s social stuff

“Please bring your heart with you to work.”

Three important things:
1. Don’t stop learning
2. adapt to change
3. watch the horizon

John Blyberg spoke last:

Title: Keen on 2.0: The Amateurs are Coming!

Going to talk about the naysayers of 2.0

Keen thinks 2.0 is dangerous much like communism! What’s up with that?

Blyberg is pointing out specific quotes/thoughts from Keen’s writings, and poking large holes in them

Example – Keen doesn’t think the long tail really exists. Hmm…

Andrew Keen’s writings is what happens when we succum to fear.

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  • Jen Maney

    “not really a technological phenomenon at all; it’s a social one, enabled by technology.” – Stephen Abram said. Don’t want to steal his cool quote.

    Thanks, Dave!

  • Jen Maney

    “not really a technological phenomenon at all; it’s a social one, enabled by technology.” – Stephen Abram said. Don’t want to steal his cool quote.

    Thanks, Dave!