Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Final Thoughts

12/7 /09
Sarah F
LIS 635
23 Things – 15& 23

15. Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.
I think that the future of libraries will depend on technology. Librarians are learning new technology to help their library users. Web 2.0 allows the librarian to see what new technologies are available and apply them in different applications. The exercises allow you to think and create different accounts and projects to learn about each website.
Libraries must move into the next century. Our patrons expect us to have the newest technology and know how to use it efficiently. The new generation of library users wants things quick, fast, and easy. They want MP3 players and downloadable books. Libraries must move ahead and embrace new technology with open arms to facilitate the needs of their patrons.

23. Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog.
I thought that this program was very helpful. I learned a lot about new technologies and what the internet has to offer for free. Many of these tools were very helpful because they could be used to aid in library services. The various technologies allow the user to share documents, enhance pictures and use video tutorials to discover new information. These new web services will continue to be helpful to librarians because they are fast, efficient, and easy to use.

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