The Minnesota Association of Law Libraries had it’s Spring Meeting on May 17, 2008 with a focus on web 2.0, library 2.0, and enterprise 2.0. It was a great program (kudos to the Education Committee & speakers) that kept me interested all day.
Shane Nackerud, Web Services Coordinator at University of Minnesota Libraries, started out the day with two presentations. The first covered Web 2.0 and the second, Library 2.0. The most interesting part of the presentation for me was when he demonstrated the University’s yet to be released library catalog developed with ExLibris Primo. The web 2.0 functionality included tagging, creating your own collection of the library resources (called e-shelf) and more. His presentation is embedded below.
Doug Cornelius, Knowledge Management Attorney at Goodwin Proctor LLP, provided An Attorney’s Perspective on Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 with a focus on the five C’s – Contribution, Communication, Collaboration, Connection and Community. He also discussed Andrew McAfee’s SLATES, to describe Enterprise 2.0. SLATES stands for Search, Links, Authoring, Tags, Extensions and Signals. His presentation is embedded below.
Both presentations inspired me to think more about how my consulting company could use web 2.0 applications. The following weekend I finished setting up a PBwiki intranet for Nina Platt Consulting that I had been playing with for about 6 months and started thinking about incorporating Web 2.0 into my Internet site. If you haven’t attended a Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 or any other 2.0 program, now is the time to start thinking about it. After all, Web 3.0 is just around the corner.