Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Library 2.0 generator

A while ago I mentioned the Web 2.0 bullshit generator. Dave Pattern has thoughtfully created the Library 2.0 generator. This has layers of meaning, since for people who know little about Library 2.0 it nicely confirms all your prejudices by juxtaposing fancy jargon with names you don't recognise, whilst for the Library 2.0 cogniscenti it provides amusing counterpoints of names and 2.0-isms. Plus you feel cool for recognising the words and names. I didn't recognise every single word/name, but enough to feel cool. I will pick out "podcast Lorcan Dempsey using facets". Dave has even put an artefact in a Second Life library that you touch to generate a Library 2.0-ism, and you can't get much more Library 2.0 than that. See:

Photo by Sheila Webber: Pathway by the Information Commons ("more than a library, more than a study space, more than an IT centre") building site, November 2006.

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