Ride Surging Waves of Web2.0 in the Digital Age
In the digital age, the high speed of information exchange and new surging needs for information sharing no doubt promote eagerness for new technology revolutions in the world of the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). As a result, Web2.0 became the hottest tech buzzwords in the year of 2006. Facing up to surging waves of Web2.0, some of academic library administrators, executives, faculty, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, staff, and other professionals are ready to embrace with another high tide of technology wave. However, I suggest that we should thoroughly explore Web2.0 before we could plan how to utilize it to build service-oriented and user-centered academic library information resources, services, and instructions in the digital age. To review Web2.0 and its impacts on academic library web-based information services in the digital age, this paper explores key issues of effectively and efficiently utilizing surging waves of Web2.0 in user-centered and service-oriented dynamic academic library environments. This paper intends to clarify misunderstandings of Web2.0 and explore an evidence-based approach of leveraging web-based academic library information services for the coming years of the 21st century. The proposed paper will cover the following sections: Introduction, What is Web2.0?, Who are advocating and defining Web2.0?, Rethink the Myth of Web2.0 in 2007, Ride Surging Waves of 2.0 in the Digital Age, Summary. Target readers include academic administrators, executives, faculty, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, managers, staff, and other professionals who have strong interests in watching surging waves of Web2.0 and seeking practical solutions for enhancing and integrating dynamic and interactive academic learning environments.
Keywords: Academic Library, Information Services, Web, Web2.0
Prof. LiLi Li
Assistant Professor, E-Information Services Librarian, Zach S. Henderson Library