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Abstract

HILJ readers may have encountered the phrase library 2.0 which has polarised librarians, with some sceptical whether library 2.0 offers anything new. Others are confident that the convergence of service goals and ideas with emerging Web 2.0 technologies will lead to a new generation of library services. Andrew Tattersall’s article, ‘How the Web was Won’, belongs in the latter camp. His thesis is that Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 have opened up a whole new world for exploration by information and library professionals. Although the Web has created problems for the modern day explorer, potentially there is a bright future for information professionals if they are to succeed in deploying the resources.

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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Information Resources Group,Health Economics and Decision Science,ScHARR, The University of Sheffield,Sheffield, UK

Publication date: September 1, 2011

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