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The End of Wisdom? by David Baker, Wendy Evans

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Chapter 8

Library 2.0

Lost Illusions?

Tibor Koltay     Institute of Learning Technologies of Eszterházy Károly University, Eger (formerly the Department of Information and Library Studies of Szent István University, Gödöllő), Hungary

Abstract

The views on Library 2.0 seem to be changing. Celebration was followed by disillusion. Opinions are not always that extreme, rather several authors enumerate the upsides and downsides of the situation caused by the prevalence of social media, not forgetting about the price that we have to pay for it. Besides this, some blogs seem to be changing from evanescence to qualitative contents. This reminds us that we have to be careful not to draw premature conclusions, neither extremely pessimistic, nor overly optimistic ...

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