Sirsi Dynix Institute

The Sirsi-Dynix Institute is a great place to keep up with the leading edge in thinking, best practices, and new technology.  Today I attended the webcast presentation by Marshall Breeding where he takes a look at where we are headed as Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 evolve into Library 3.0.  It was a stimulating  consideration of how we have embraced the tools and functionality of Web 2.0, and how we can move toward the next stage of Library 3.0 in a continuous, but purposeful way.

 The live webinar is done, but the Event Archive of this and past webinars allows you to view them at your own convenience.  It is worth the visit.

Title: Beyond Web 2.0: Taking the social read-write Web to the enterprise level
Over the last few years, many libraries have eagerly embraced Web 2.0 technologies–blogs, wikis, and social engagement with patrons have become commonplace. This approach to the Web can no longer be considered new and cutting-edge. Change on the Web move along at a fast pace. It’s time to consider what comes next. Breeding will give his view of how libraries can take Web 2.0 technologies to the next level and integrate them into their core automation infrastructure to better support their strategic missions. Today’s Web 2.0 technologies have been implemented mostly through informal processes. As the Web 2.0-inspired technologies mature, they need to become more central to a library’s strategic mission and become integrated into its fundamental infrastructure. Tune in for Marshall Breeding’s view of life beyond Web 2.0.

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