Library 2.0

Åbo Akademi University. Financed by the Academy of Finland 2008-2012

The notion Library 2.0 has been described to place a special emphasis on users, rich experience, social richness, participation and communal innovativeness . Although the notion has its roots in the development of digital libraries, user centred information research and social computing, the practical implications of these emphases in actual user contexts is very much under debate. The need for comprehensive theorical and empirical understanding of the phenomenon is clear.

The overall aim of the project is to investigate the notion of Library 2.0 from the perspective of professional information work. The project is part of the Academy of Finland financed research project Library 2.0 - a new participatory context. My own topic in the project is about information services in participatory information environments.

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