Library 2.0: An Academic's Perspective: Standards That Don't Help Us – Yet

Library 2.0: An Academic’s Perspective: Standards That Don’t Help Us – Yet:
Here’s a coincidence. Over the past couple of days, I’ve been mulling over the role of standards in our profession and coming to the conclusion that a) existing ACRL standards are inadequate, b) toothless standards are not standards at all, and c) exemplary standards might help put on some pressure to move us forward.

Then yesterday, along came a chapter proposal for the hybrid book/wiki publication that I’m editing, Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries. The authors referred to a well-known ACRL standard and remarked that it is dated, so they went ahead and developed their own practices based on a Library 2.0 philosophy. What they describe convinces me that they’ve done just that.


You know… I wonder whether there really is any philosophy to lib 2.0.. other than social software… It doesn’t seem to me that there is anything larger than that.