Librarians and Web 2.0 applications
Discuss your views how librarians can collaboratively use web 2.0 applications in improving libraries.
Thanks for raising that topic. I think web2.0 presents a new era of real time collaboration between librarians just like in the scientific fields of collaborative research and work. Like any other technical fields, librarians do have issues and challenges that can be solved collaboratively via such platforms (web2.0 technology applications) by convening ideas and mobilizing resources to assist one another. But most importantly, keeping up with knowledge of such technology advances is a huge challenge for the modern day librarians in PNG and that is someting that requires serious consideration by the top management of library departments. Continuous training and upskilling of librarians and readily available infrastructure is a way forward to enhance the will and morale of librarians to utilize web2.0 applications to improve library services.
It is far more exciting to really get Web 2.0 application be used in libraries. it is to the best betterment or efficient collaborative tool for getting and sharing information and ideas within organizations and institutions. Library as the main information centre for all collective sources of diverse knowledge. Web 2.0 application being use as a means of collaborative purpose for improving libraries is the best.