The Magic of 2.0

March 16, 2007 § Leave a comment

Every time I read something new about anyhting 2.0, I think of dirty laundry. What, you don’t? You see, I have an unfortunate um talent for jingles. It may have something to do with the fact that I’ve watched a bit of TV in my time, but I prefer to think that, despite much evidence to the contrary, there’s some untapped vein of musical talent humming through me.

Anyway, I’m not smart enough to have a passionate opinion about the appropriateness of the phrases web 2.0 and library 2.0, but I do know that me likey. Me likey rather blindly and I think these are exciting times for local libraries that are experimenting with 2.0. Except for one thing… pretty much every time I read another interesting take on things 2.0, I find myself singing this most catchiest of cheesiest of pseudo-reggae jingles: “Momma keeps me looking like a brand new, Momma’s got the magic of Clorox 2…” point oh. Take a listen, feel my pain 2.0.

So, here are few 2.0 things libraries are doing with local community information…

Darien Community Matters — PlaceBlog from the Darien Public Library (Connecticut)

Skokie Talk — Local Online Community from the Skokie Public Library (Illinois)

pictureAnnArbor — from the Ann Arbor Public Library (Michigan): “mission is to gather, capture and share information and images that reflect everyday life in our community.”

Dowling College Podcasts — “a monthly conversation about the library, Dowling, and Long Island” (New York)

MyCommunityInfo.ca — locally focused search engine for residents of Ontario, Canada

Wyoming Authors Wiki — “a clearinghouse for information on book authors who’ve lived in Wyoming or who write about Wyoming.”

And remember, Momma’s got the magic of Library 2… point oh!

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