Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Blazing a trail from Lib 1.0 to Lib 2.0

Nigel and I are back in the office today after attending the EUSIDIC Conference in Denmark. We had a really great time.

Nigel’s presentation was about “Blazing a trail from Lib 1.0 to Lib 2.0”. To illustrate the ideas behind Trexy, he used an example of changing the working environment of traditional libraries.

Instead of libraries being 'quiet' places, he suggested making them 'knowledge construction zones'. A place where people can be loud, discuss and collaborate ideas and share knowledge.

Highlighters and post-it notes should be issued at the door and people should be encouraged to annotate books by writing and highlighting useful ideas. This should be a place where silence is an exception, not a rule.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could harness the intellectual efforts of millions of students and librarians across the globe? This is where the idea behind Trexy comes in.

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