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Web 2.0: How Should IT Services and the Library Respond?

Posted by Brian Kelly on 12 Nov 2006

I’ve been invited to facilitate a meeting on Thursday16 Nov 2006 on “Web 2.0: How Should IT Services and the Library Respond?“which is being hosted IT Service managers in East Midlands Universities.  As well as the IT Service contingent, a number of library and e-learning staff have been invited.

I’ve prepared some materials, but I’m also  going to suggest  that there’s a need for  such staff to engage with use of Web 2.0  services and to participate in social networks.

I’d appreciate feedback and suggestions from readers of this postiong who have been through the process of embedding Web 2.0 services.   It would be great to have some suggestions which I could show at the meeting.

I’ll post a report on the meeting.

3 Responses to “Web 2.0: How Should IT Services and the Library Respond?”

  1. ajcann said

    “there’s a need for such staff to engage with use of Web 2.0 services and to participate in social networks.”

    Yup, or students will vote with their feet (mice?)

  2. Should universities run their own social networks inside the educational firewall?

  3. Dave Parkes said

    By providing beta space for play where services can be accessed and provided using web 2.0 eg server status blogs, IT news rss, setting up wikis for projects, library catalogue 2.0, library tags and folksonomies, allowing users to experiment too – mashups of services? By providing user education in web 2.0 and library 2.0 services – showing how use of tools can help research, learning and encourage active participation. Also have to take a real hard look at our development plan and infrastructure watch what business are doing. Users will vote with their mice – the genie is out of the bottle and increasingly all users will want from us is access to our network – office, business tools, email, telecomms, vles will all be available elsewhere….

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