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Do You Web 2.0? by Linda Berube

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Do you Web 2.0? A round-up of Web 2.0 in public libraries

We can only build emergent systems if we have radical trust. With an emergent system, we build something without setting in stone what it will be or trying to control all that it will be. We allow and encourage participants to shape and sculpt and be co-creators of the system. We don’t have a million customers/users/patrons… we have a million participants and co-creators. (Fichter, 2006)

Of course, behind all the various definitions of Web 2.0 are the tools themselves, each one challenging librarians to develop content and invite collaboration, whether in the form of an exchange of ideas or the creation of poetry, prose or audio and video recordings. These tools are what underpin ...

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