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Library 3.0 by Peter Underwood, Christine Stilwell, Tom Kwanya

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Library 3.0 librarianship

Abstract

A true Library 3.0 environment can be realised only if all the stakeholders recognise and play their roles in creating a facilitative information ecosystem. Unfortunately, the focus of the discussions on Library 3.0 is currently largely on the roles played and skills required by librarians to deploy this model. Little, if anything, is said about the roles and skills library users need at their disposal to participate effectively in apomediated Library 3.0 settings. The reality is that Library 3.0 creates a new demand for increased cooperation and collaboration between librarians and users. Each of these parties must understand their roles, obligations and privileges. They must also accept that some of the ...

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