by Karen A. Coombs
Computers in Libraries – 1 January 2007

The article discusses the use of Web 2.0 applications in building electronic-based libraries. Web 2.0 is often defined by the technologies that are part of it including social software, Weblogs, linklogs, folksonomies, wikis, podcasts and Web service. Web 2.0 allows anyone to create and share information online. Web 2.0 also allows radical decentralization of web site content to ensure uniformity and high quality. The technology also provides flexibility in restructuring an exiting web-based library. Creating a Web 2.0-based environment where systems are deployed early so that iterative and content improvement could be made is also discussed.

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