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Information Technologies

Technology and Libraries | Web 2.0

Technology and Libraries

General resources and overviews of information technology in libraries.

  • css-discuss.org An email list devoted to cascading style sheets (CSS), accompanied by a wiki that includes many examples.
  • Current Cites “Annotated bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology” with a focus on libraries.
  • FOSS4LIB – Library Open-Source Software Registry Provides a searchable database of open source software for library applications,decision support tools, and discussion forums.
  • Library Technology Guides The latest news, a searchable bibliography, and other information about library automation and integrated library systems. Maintained by Marshall Breeding.
  • LITA Blog Official blog of the American Library Association’s Library and Information Technology Association.
  • Tame The Web Libraries, Technology and People by Michael Stephens
  • Top Technology Trends Once a year, ALA’s Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) asks experts to spotlight the latest technology trends that libraries should be heeding. Since 2007, the results appear in the LITA blog.
  • Web4Lib A busy email discussion list for library-based web managers. Archives may be searched and browsed.
  • XML4Lib An email discussion list on XML and its use in libraries. Archives may be searched and browsed. An accompanying page links to resources that have been mentioned on the list.

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 applications in libraries, archives, museums, etc.

  • css-discuss.org An email list devoted to cascading style sheets (CSS), accompanied by a wiki that includes many examples.
  • LibraryThing A popular online service for cataloging personal libraries. “Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.”
  • Tame The Web Libraries, Technology and People by Michael Stephens
  • Web 2.0 YouTube Video – An intro in 5 minutes
  • Web4Lib A busy email discussion list for library-based web managers. Archives may be searched and browsed.
  • Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians “A general introduction to the concepts involved with creating and providing access to web documents,” written by a librarian for librarians. Last updated in 2005.
  • XML4Lib An email discussion list on XML and its use in libraries. Archives may be searched and browsed. An accompanying page links to resources that have been mentioned on the list.