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Join me for an interactive discussion exploring some of the new and trending collaborative information sources. We will explore sites, compare and discuss some of the pros and cons of using these avenues of information retrieval using collaboration and how libraries can develop new ways of finding information and still play an authoritative and vital role in our communities.

Everyone who works in a library is aware of the changes affecting us all these days. Not only are budgets tightening, but the way we go about finding information is also changing. My presentation will consist of two parts, first better ways to search for information in this ever changing techno world and secondly we will take a look at some of the new ways of finding authority by using collaborative information or crowd sourced sites.

Providing timely and authoritative information to our patrons has always been primary to libraries. We want the best and we find the best for those we serve. This new trend of moving to collaborative or social networking for information retrieval can be a real challenge for librarians to accept. Can collaboration be authoritative? How do we trust what we find? How do we search for information in this Web 2.0 world? And lastly, the scariest of all, how do librarians and libraries fit in the world of Information 2.0

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Start Date

14-3-2012 10:30 AM

End Date

14-3-2012 11:30 AM

Target Audience

Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries

Technical Expertise

basic

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Mar 14th, 10:30 AM Mar 14th, 11:30 AM

Information 2.0: Can Collaborative Information Be Authoritative?

Join me for an interactive discussion exploring some of the new and trending collaborative information sources. We will explore sites, compare and discuss some of the pros and cons of using these avenues of information retrieval using collaboration and how libraries can develop new ways of finding information and still play an authoritative and vital role in our communities.

Everyone who works in a library is aware of the changes affecting us all these days. Not only are budgets tightening, but the way we go about finding information is also changing. My presentation will consist of two parts, first better ways to search for information in this ever changing techno world and secondly we will take a look at some of the new ways of finding authority by using collaborative information or crowd sourced sites.

Providing timely and authoritative information to our patrons has always been primary to libraries. We want the best and we find the best for those we serve. This new trend of moving to collaborative or social networking for information retrieval can be a real challenge for librarians to accept. Can collaboration be authoritative? How do we trust what we find? How do we search for information in this Web 2.0 world? And lastly, the scariest of all, how do librarians and libraries fit in the world of Information 2.0

To access the full presentation for this session, click on the "Download" button to the right.