Two events I r-e-a-l-l-y wish I could go to:
Innovative Users Group meeting at ALA Midwinter (although this description isn’t posted there yet)
So are any bloggers going to either one of these? Help me, Obi-Wan Bloggers – you’re my only hope!
On a side note, at the Internet Librarian Conference last month, Michael Stephens and I had some great conversations about Library 2.0 (the concept, not the blog, although we heart the blog, too!). As a result, I had decided to try to do some mockups of library services and catalogs that implement some of the ideas (mainly because unlike Casey, I can’t actually create these things myself!). So I’ve uploaded to Flickr a mockup of an OPAC with tags for browsing. It’s an image I’ve been using in my presentations this year, but I haven’t had a chance to go further with it. For example, I’d like to do a catalog record with “see also” tags that are well tags, except they’re user-generated. I don’t know how much time I’ll have to do these, but I’ll try to add to them as time allows. I also added a screenshot of Casey’s proof-of-concept LOLA Suggest. Feel free to add your own! I think we could even include screenshots of sites illustrating the types of 2.0 functionality we'd like to see in our online services, so it doesn't have to be a mockup.
Addendum: Great article about Library 2.0 at Publish, a non-library site! Go read Library 2.0 Movement Sees Benefits in Collaboration with Patrons.
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