Paula Younger is Library Manager, North Somerset Healthcare Library, Weston General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare.
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- About the Authors
In the area of health information, the potential for using the Internet for professional collaboration is immense. Web 2.0 has affected every library and information sector and has tremendous potential to transform health information delivery still further.
By drawing together international case studies and reflections on using Web 2.0, this new book blends practical insights, theory, and reflective approaches to offer a cohesive overview of how Web 2.0 is already changing health and medical information work.
Key topics include:
• Enhancing medical, nursing, and health education
• Information literacy in a health information environment
• Supporting research
• Supporting clinical care
• Developing a service presence using Web 2.0
• Using social networking to develop an outreach service.
This book will be relevant and useful both to those new to Web 2.0 and to those with more experience wishing to gain further insight into its application.
"The collaborative potential of innovations such as blogs, wikis and RSS feeds could revolutionize health information. Looking at what has been achieved so far allows us to think about what we can do in the future. This is valuable reading for those who are wondering where thier place is in the brave new world of Web 2.0."