Library Diva

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

On Library 2.0 & Web 2.0

The first perspective I reviewed was Away from the "Icebergs" by Rick Anderson, he talked about how his library's circulation percentage drop by 55% due to the fact that patrons are no longer checking out materials. They are going straight to the new computer technologies or databases. I feel that some of Mr. Anderson's statement is true, but what do we do about the patron who have a fear of computers and technologies? More training would be helpful, but everybody is not a lifelong learner. The second perspective I reviewed was Into a New World of Librarianship by Michael Stephens, he talked about the same issues as Rick Anderson. He also believes libraries should move away from traditional services and go with technology. Again, I say what about our computer illiterate patrons?

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