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Library 2.0 and Web 2.0–Cutting Down the Barriers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 8, 2008 by runswscissors

What – if any – barriers exist with libraries and customers due to Web 2.0?  Are libraries able to keep up with the technology and customers demands?  Libraries have helped with the first digital divide by proving computers for customers to connect.  Are libraries now ready to help with the second digital divide–Web 2.0?  Technology has enabled the advances in technology to occur rapidly.  Thus, making it even harder for library staff to stay current with all the advances.  As is often the case a customer is approaching library staff  for information on… how do I do create an RSS feed, create a blog, upload pictures, download music, (fill in the blank) and many staff do not have the expertise and/or training to keep pace with the demand.  So how do libraries cut down the barriers of keeping up with technology to keeping up with customers needs?  Is Learn and Play a start?