Edited by Laura B. Cohen
Published by ACRL / Price: $35.00 ($31.50 (ALA Member) / 179 pages / 8.25 x 11 / Softcover / ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8452-9 / ISBN-10: 0-8389-8452-5
Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries is a hybrid book and wiki presenting twelve case studies of significant Library 2.0 initiatives in academic libraries. The case studies describe several emerging practices of Library 2.0. These include varied uses of networked social software and open data formats to add value to and distribute library resources and services. Other cases describe 2.0 ways of pedagogy the provision of services in physical and online spaces where students congregate online catalog enhancements and the creation of feature-rich interfaces for accessing digital research collections. The authors describe the use of such tools as blogs wikis podcasts IM RSS XML Web services mashups and social computing to illustrate their efforts to forge new models of scholarly communication in academic environments.