[Air-L] Web 2.0 | Web Qubed | The Quantum Web

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Tue Mar 17 13:13:38 PDT 2009

Web 2.0 | Web Qubed | The Quantum Web


I am pleased to announce the availability of a Revised and Corrected
Version of My Presentation given earlier this month at the Web 2.0 and
Libraries / Seminar / Rome, Italy / March 6 2008


>> The Participatory Web: Web 2.0 and The Future of The Library <<


As characterized by Wikipedia, "'Web 2.0' describes the changing trends
in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aim to
enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing,
collaboration and functionality of the web"


Such 'participatory' technologies include not only blogging (e.g.
Blogger), photo-sharing (e.g. Flickr), social bookmarking (e.g.
Delicious), but folksonomies (e.g., tagging), online social networks
(e.g., Facebook), video-sharing (e.g., YouTube), and wikis (e.g.,

In this presentation we provide an overview of several significant Web
2.0 technologies and profile numerous examples of libraries worldwide
that have implemented these interactive technologies in their efforts to
enhance collaboration and communication with their respective


We conclude with a profile of discussion of WebQubed - The Mixed and
Mashed Web / MixedUp Web AND introduce the >> Quantum Web << , our
vision of the future of the Web after WebQubed.


[Given The Recent Article/Report About The Map Of Knowledge
[ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/16/science/16visuals.html]


I Don't Think That _The Quantum Web_ Is That FarOut ... [:-)]


!!! I Wish To Thank : 


The Seminar Sponsors - CASPUR /CIBER AIB Lazio, AIDA, CILEA, FAO and
University of Rome Three Library System for their support




The Seminar Organizers -  Paola Gargiulo (CASPUR), Andrea Marchitelli
(CILEA) and Imma Subirats (FAO of the United Nations) for The
Opportunity To Present  !!!


The PPT For The Presentation Is Available From


[ http://tinyurl.com/dzpa99 ]

I Would Most Appreciate Any And All Comments/Reactions/Contributions /
Etc.  About The Presentation As Well About WebQubed or The Quantum Web


BTW: Happy St. Patrick's Day / I'm 100% Irish (American); At Least 10%
Italian ; And At Least 10% Spanish .. [:-)]






Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011


gerrymck at iastate.edu    


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