Web 2.0 – not just for public services

Some graduates of Blue 2.0 spoke at this morning’s UK Libraries Faculty meeting.  All of the presenters were great, but I was especially interested in what UK’s systems librarian had to say.   She talked about her personal experience, but also showed some examples of how other library systems are utilizing Web 2.0 technologies in their catalogs. Check out the following screenshots:

uwcatalog1

kstate

For those of you that didn’t click through, the University of Washington is linking their catalog records to Google Books, which may allow the OPAC user to access a digitized copy of the book immediately.   This OPAC also lets users share their records via social bookmarking sites (such as del.icio.us) or social networking sites like Facebook.  Kansas State is letting users tag their books on del.icio.us.  Nifty.

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