Thursday, May 24, 2007

New: Medical Librarian 2.0

Medical Librarian 2.0 is the title of a forthcoming special issue of "Medical Reference Services Quarterly" dealing with the "Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Reference Services" and edited by M. Sandra Wood. - Source: Krafty librarian.
Contents: "Contributors to Medical Librarian 2.0 discuss: the tools and applications shaping Web 2.0; extending these vibrant technologies into librarianship with Library 2.0; virtual reference services in academic health science libraries; e-mail, chat, and web forms in the changing landscape of reference services; syndicated information delivery via RSS and its integration; producing, using, organizing, and distributing podcasts; challenges to and successes of streaming video in health sciences libraries; social networking, social media sharing, and social bookmarking tools; tagging, peer production, blogs, and folksonomy; open source software and content management systems like Drupal; wikis and the organizational knowledgebase; creating and utilizing blended applications and mashups; current concerns over data and security" (Haworth Press).

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