Peter Godwin is Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Bedfordshire and Jo Parker is the Head of Information Literacy at the Open University Library.
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
In this new book, twelve experts share their wisdom and guidance on harnessing the best new Web 2.0 tools to address information literacy. Divided into four parts and twelve chapters, the book begins with an overview of Web 2.0 tools, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, and how students and other library patrons use these tools. The book continues with a focus on how Web 2.0 tools impact information literacy in three different arenas: LIS students, school libraries, and public libraries. Finally, the book discusses and analyzes specific tools and how libraries may wish to integrate them into their services: blogs, Wikipedia, RSS feeds, podcasting, YouTube, and more.
"Make it top of your reading list if you are still hesitating over whether RSS feeds, Flickr or a Wikipedia entry will be appropriate for your institution or might upset senior managers."
— MmIT Journal
"Verdict: a great book to add to your collection. It certainly does "do what it says on the tin". It is easy and interesting to read through, but can be referred to as and when needed, dipping in and out with guidance from the index."
— SHINe Journal
"…I would recommend this book to librarians from all sectors. The key concepts are explained thoroughly and the case studies provide good examples of practical applications of the tools."
— Journal of Information Literacy