Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Best Practices for Lib 2.0

Last week I attended the INDEST-AICTE Workshop and Sixth Annual Meet 7-9, January 2009 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai. There were many presentations focused on Web 2.0 applications in libraries, which is popularly known as Lib 2.0.

The Lib 2.0 applications includes:
¨ Wikis
¨ Blogs
¨ RSS feeds
¨ Podcasts
¨ Folksonomies
¨ Social Networking
¨ Mashups etc.

One can study these applications and use it for library users in various ways as it does not require programming or technical knowledge. But it is essential to follow some standard practices or “Best Practices”.

The Society for New Communications Research is dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices surrounding the development, adoption, usage, monitoring and measurement of new media and communications tools, technologies and practices. They have published following best practices, which will be useful for everyone:


  1. Hello,
    I stumbled upon your blog via Sukhdev's blog. I'm glad to be here.
    I'm Chris, and I am a school library media specialist in New York. I have been gathering information for my research on school library Web sites in India.
    You can see my school library Website at http://sites.google.com/a/jhs80.net/library-media-center/Home
    I also have a personal blog (not work-related) at http://www.listen2auntie.blogspot.com/
    I will come back to visit your posts often.
    I follow a very good library information blog at http://tametheweb.com/ I recommend you take a look at it.

  2. Hello Bhakti,
    So nice to have found your blog.
    I am researching Indian school library Web sites. School library Web site analysis was my focus for my thesis when I was in college.
    I was also pleasantly surprised to see your google site. I too have a google site.
    Please check out my library web site at http://sites.google.com/a/jhs80.net/library-media-center/Home
    I also have two blogs. My library blog is http://ms80library.blogspot.com/
    My personal fun blog is http://listen2auntie.blogspot.com/
    I will come back soon!


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