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ERIC Number: EJ867008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
From Technolust to Technorealism
Booth, Char
Public Services Quarterly, v5 n2 p139-142 2009
The post-2.0 landscape has provided something of a reality check. It is now necessary to translate the familiar series of pleasant-sounding buzzwords into what Stephens describes as "conscious, carefully planned implementations" (2008). User-centered, culture of assessment, learning organization, transparent technology, point of need, community of practice, buy-in, the long tail, value-added, and so on. Like any over played pop song, each phrase has been heard so often it has lost some of its meaning. Despite this, each still offers critical advice on developing library services that solve problems and provide innovative assistance. Despite being diluted from overuse, every buzzword is built on strategies that can be discovered and implemented. Instead of rejecting these catchphrases as utopian and intangible, one should learn the simple strategies that lie behind them. In her last column, the author profiled project management, a process that offers practical advice in staging and implementing new technologies in one of the most popular 2.0 concepts, a "culture of beta." In this column, the author attempts to uncover more of the practicalities that lie behind 2.0 buzzwords.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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