Library 2.0 symposium

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 04/22/2008 - 17:28

Our symposium on library 2.0 - a new participatory context? took place almost a three weeks ago, but perhaps this is a good interval to reflect the event. As mentioned in the official symposium and research project web site, all went smoothly and we had, in my opinion, productive 24 hours with a number of inspiring and thoughtprovoking presentations. It is clear  that when it comes to L2, we are only starting to grasp what it might be and what the discussion so far implies, and therefore it is important and useful to collect and compare different views on the topic. Library 2.0 is clearly about libraries, new technologies and information, but the reason that such a concept emerged and has received significant amounts of attention signals of more profound societal and cultural changes and continuities.