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Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1555706142 ISBN-10: 1555706142 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Neal Schuman Publishers; 1 edition (February 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555706142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555706142
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,053,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author does a good job of covering the major types of tools, including some less-often discussed types...this book is a good introduction to 2.0 technologies and their uses in libraries. --Journal of the Medical Library Association, January 2009

Ellyssa Kroski's Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals stands out because it surveys almost every current library manifestation of cutting-edge, participatory technology. --American Libraries, August 2008

Ellyssa Kroski does a superb job of introducing new technologies and concepts in understandable language, and then demonstrating their use in multiple capacities... An exceptional reference source that is engaging and easy to read. It is highly recommended reading for all librarians, and for all public and academic library collections. --Catholic Library World, June 2009

"This is a great resources, a topical cross-section summarising and reviewing outstanding technologies that have actually already permeated libraries, their constituencies, and broader society…The book is attractive for the calibre of Kroski's definitions, her meticulous explorations of key concepts and annotations of leading contemporary examples. 'Thumbs up' to Web 2.0 for librarians and information professionals." --The Australian Library Journal, November 2009

Ellyssa Kroski does a superb job of introducing new technologies and concepts in understandable language, and then demonstrating their use in multiple capacities... An exceptional reference source that is engaging and easy to read. It is highly recommended reading for all librarians, and for all public and academic library collections. --Catholic Library World, June 2009

More About the Author

Ellyssa Kroski is an award-winning editor and author of 22 books including The Tech Set, the ten-book technology series for which she won the ALA's Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature in 2011. She is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute. She speaks at several conferences a year, mainly about new tech trends, digital strategy, and libraries. She blogs at iLibrarian.

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By PTCruizer on January 15, 2012
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This is a good book for a overview of Web 2.0 for Library professionals. It could use dome updating due to the rapidly changing web environment. Worth a look.
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