Here is an overview of what I intend to write about. Feel free to comment on anything, structure, topics I missed, things I should drop etc…
1. Introduction – The Library world is changing. The world that libraries exist in is changing, this may be a permanent feature…
2. New tools – Blogs, wikis og social software
A short overview of the most central technologies behind Web 2.0, and how they are appliccable to libraries. With examples from real life.
3. The challenge
Powershift and user power – If library users are used to having more power over information, how will this affect libraries and librarians? Is this a threat to the centuries old role of librarians as custodians and guardians of knowledge?
Our tools – The catalog is changing. New methods of access, tagging, folksonomies, user defined uses of the information the library produces
The book – Will new tools change the place of the book in the library? Will new tools give the book new opportunities?
4. Social software in and outside the library
Social software in the library – users and librarians, new modes of communication
Blogging as a tool for communication
Wikis for librarians
Social software outside the library – How can the library participate in the digital social dimension?
– Instant messaging
– Online games (Anarchy online, Halo, World of Warcraft etc.)
– My Library – MySpace and other social network builders
5. Library 2.0
Hype – technolust and other forms of beliefs in technology as the only solution and as a means in it self.
Hope – New ways to reach the library user, new ways to participate in the world
Library 2.0 in Norway today – Norwegian Digital Library intitative (Norsk Digitalt Bibliotek), The library whitepaper and other phenomenon.
Library 2.0 at your local library today
6. Librarian 2.0
Challenges to the second oldest profession in the world
Education and further education
The role of the profession and what is the core of our profession?
"I only want to be a librarian" – how to get 3000 norwegian librarians to participate in a systematic and systemwide change?
7. Library 3.0
Visions of the future based on some trends