The Hyperlinked Library…Michael Stephens…09.05.08

5 09 2008

Here is an excellent post/good work from Michael Stephens [] on what he calls “The Hyperlinked Library”:
“What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of “continuous computing” mean for 21st Century libraries. This presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library: transparent, participatory, playful, user-centered and human, while still grounded in our foundations and values.
Library services and organizational models are changing with the onset of emerging philosophies, Web 2.0 tools and user perceptions of libraries. Users are responding by creating content and may want to do it with library data and in library space. How should the library respond? In this presentation, Michael Stephens explores a range of important questions for the evolving Hyperlinked Library:
  • What makes a library transparent?
  • What do nimble organizations do?
  • What does the Read/Write library look like?
  • What trends are impacting library services
  • How have libraries adopted a 2.0 philosophy?
  • As new technologies and services become available, how do we effectively plan in libraries?
  • How do we plan to optimize staff, money, and time?
  • How do we determine what’s important and what’s not?

About the Hyperlinked Library:

The seeds of this presentation were planted in Into a New World of Librarianship and the work of David Weinberger greatly influenced this thinking, as did many bibliobloggers, such as Jenny LevineKaren SchneiderMichael Casey, and John Blyberg.

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The Hyperlinked Library by Michael Stephens is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.




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