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A Review of “Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections”

A Review of “Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival... 68 Reviews and Remarks I would recommend this book not only to Sauers’s target audience of reference librarians, but also as a useful resource to have on hand for library patrons. Both public and academic libraries should consider adding this book to their collection. Reviewed by Beth Williams Circulation Supervisor North Hall Library, Mansfield University E-mail: ewillliam@mansfield.edu Whittaker, B. M. and Thomas, L. M. (2009). Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. This useful book begins with an introduction describing its genesis in a survey regarding the issues that Web 2.0 technologies pose to special collec- tions librarians. The first chapter describes “The Virtual Professional” and is devoted to social networking tools for the special collections librarian, and the advantages and disadvantages of Facebook, Twitter, and professional meeting spaces. The authors (Director, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas and Head, Rare Books & Special Collections, Northern Illinois Uni- versity) are aware of the potential for all Web 2.0 tools to consume time that might be better spent on other activities, but they insist that, properly used, the tools can be useful. Chapter 2 is devoted to blogs and RSS http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

A Review of “Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections”

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 7 (1): 2 – Jan 8, 2010
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68 Reviews and Remarks I would recommend this book not only to Sauers’s target audience of reference librarians, but also as a useful resource to have on hand for library patrons. Both public and academic libraries should consider adding this book to their collection. Reviewed by Beth Williams Circulation Supervisor North Hall Library, Mansfield University E-mail: ewillliam@mansfield.edu Whittaker, B. M. and Thomas, L. M. (2009). Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. This useful book begins with an introduction describing its genesis in a survey regarding the issues that Web 2.0 technologies pose to special collec- tions librarians. The first chapter describes “The Virtual Professional” and is devoted to social networking tools for the special collections librarian, and the advantages and disadvantages of Facebook, Twitter, and professional meeting spaces. The authors (Director, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas and Head, Rare Books & Special Collections, Northern Illinois Uni- versity) are aware of the potential for all Web 2.0 tools to consume time that might be better spent on other activities, but they insist that, properly used, the tools can be useful. Chapter 2 is devoted to blogs and RSS

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Published: Jan 8, 2010

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