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The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies. The term is closely associated with Tim O'Reilly because of the O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in late 2004. Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specification, but rather to cumulative changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Web 2.0)

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Metadata related to 'web 2.0' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'web 2.0': 163 (9.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'web 2.0' across all Ariadne articles: 740
  • Average number of references to 'web 2.0' per Ariadne article: 4.54
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'web 2.0': 2005-10
  • Trending factor of 'web 2.0': 0.1 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'web 2.0':

  1. noa aharony (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. marta nogueira (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. graham stone (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. ellen collins (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Collaborations Workshop 2012: Software, Sharing and Collaboration in Oxford

Simon Choppin reports on a two-day software workshop held at The Queen’s College, Oxford over 21 - 22 March 2012.

April 2012, issue68, event report

Citeulike: A Researcher's Social Bookmarking Service

Kevin Emamy and Richard Cameron describe a tool that helps researchers gather, collect and share papers.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Characterising and Preserving Digital Repositories: File Format Profiles

Steve Hitchcock and David Tarrant show how file format profiles, the starting point for preservation plans and actions, can also be used to reveal the fingerprints of emerging types of institutional repositories.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Cautionary Tales: Archives 2.0 and the Diplomatic Historian

Michael Kennedy discusses the value of Archives 2.0 to the online version of Ireland's 'Documents on Irish Foreign Policy' series.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

Book Reviews: Digital Information and Knowledge Management, and Print Vs. Digital

Sylvie Lafortune looks at two books edited by Sul H. Lee dealing with the impact of digital information on libraries, librarianship, information providers and library users.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: User Studies for Digital Library Development

Selenay Aytac reviews a collection of essays on user studies and digital library development that provides a concise overview of a variety of digital library projects and examines major research trends relating to digital libraries.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

Hugh Murphy reviews a collection of essays which charts the development and impact of the physical library space and its use in our digital world.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a detailed review of a work, now in its sixth edition, which examines the information society, its origin, development, its associated issues and the current landscape.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: The Future of Archives and Recordkeeping

John Azzolini reviews an anthology of perceptive essays on the challenges presented to archival thought and practice by Web 2.0, postmodern perspectives, and cross-disciplinary interchanges.

March 2012, issue68, review

Book Review: The E-copyright Handbook

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at the latest of Paul Pedley’s copyright guidance books, and, in some respects, finds it wanting.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: The Cult of the Amateur

Stephanie Taylor tries to curb her enthusiasm for Web 2.0 by investigating the dark side of social networking.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: Supporting Research Students

Brian Whalley reviews a work which helps Library and Information Science Staff at Higher Education Institutions to support their research students.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Programming Collective Intelligence

Pete Cliff tries to remember A-level mathematics as he dives into the fascinating world of machine learning and statistics and how to apply these techniques to Web-accessible datasets.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups

Ralph LeVan looks at a comprehensive work on how to consume and repurpose Web services.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Managing the Crowd - Rethinking Records Management for the Web 2.0 World

Marieke Guy reviews a text that could offer the blueprint for moving records management into the 21st century.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: M-Libraries

Simon Speight reviews a collection of papers from the First International M-Libraries Conference, which examined potential library uses of mobile phones and other portable technology.

October 2009, issue61, review

Book Review: Listen Up! Podcasting for Schools and Libraries

Elizabeth McHugh looks at how podcasting has the potential to take library services and activities to new audiences.

October 2007, issue53, review

Book Review: Library Mashups

Aldalin Lyngdoh reviews a book on the basics of mashups and how they have been used in libraries worldwide.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Information Science in Transition

Michael Day reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.

April 2010, issue63, review

Book Review: Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0

Emma Delaney considers the effects of Web 2.0 on delivering information literacy to library students and end-users.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Review: Google Hacks

Phil Bradley looks at a work offering programming 'know-how' to create resources that will do things with the search engine that might otherwise prove difficult or impossible.

January 2007, issue50, review

Book Review: Envisioning Future Academic Library Services

John Azzolini reviews a timely collection of essays that highlights the values of institutional leadership and resourcefulness in academic librarianship's engagements with Web 2.0.

July 2011, issue67, review

Book Review: Digital Literacies for Learning

Pete Cliff reviews a work that challenges traditional notions of literacy and how suggests that new literacies need to be developed to empower both learners and teachers in the digital age.

April 2007, issue51, review

Book Review: Copyright - Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services

Charles Oppenheim sees much to like in the new edition of this work by a well-known authority but identifies one potentially major drawback.

January 2010, issue62, review

Book Review: Against the Machine

Mahendra Mahey reviews a book which examines popular Internet culture and how it may be having negative effects on many of us.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Access, Delivery, Performance - The Future of Libraries Without Walls

Michael Day reviews a Festschrift celebrating the work of Professor Peter Brophy, founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management.

July 2010, issue64, review

Blogging from the Backroom

Ann Chapman reports on a seminar on blogging, designed for those working in the traditional 'backroom' professions such as cataloguing and indexing, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group in London, on 8 June 2007.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Blended Learning and Online Tutoring: Planning Learner Support and Activity Design

Lyn Parker does not consider that the second edition has changed considerably from the first edition despite the publishers' blurb to the contrary. Nonetheless, she feels there is much of value.

July 2008, issue56, review

Balancing Stakeholder Needs: Archive 2.0 As Community-centred Design

Jim Ridolfo, William Hart-Davidson and Michael McLeod present a case example on building a digital archive with cultural and scholarly stakeholder groups - to provide a model for balancing stakeholder needs.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Archives in Web 2.0: New Opportunities

Marta Nogueira describes how three Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) can work as a virtual extension for archives and other cultural organisations, by identifying benefits obtained from the use of Web 2.0 applications.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Archives 2.0: If We Build It, Will They Come?

Joy Palmer discusses some of the opportunities and tensions emerging around Archives 2.0, crowd-sourcing, and archival authority.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

An Attack on Professionalism and Scholarship? Democratising Archives and the Production of Knowledge

Andrew Flinn describes some recent developments in democratising the archive and asks whether these developments really deserve to be viewed as a threat to professional and academic standards.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

ALPSP Conference

Kara Jones reports on the ALPSP 'Publishing and the Library of the Future' one-day seminar held at St Anthony's College, Oxford, in July 2007.

July 2007, issue52, event report

Academic Liaison Librarianship: Curatorial Pedagogy or Pedagogical Curation?

Allan Parsons presents a strategic view of the need to develop the academic liaison librarianship role.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

A Selection of Social Media Search Engines

Phil Bradley takes a look at how social media output is being indexed, sorted and made available for searching by looking at some representative samples.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

A Research Revolution: The Impact of Digital Technologies

Dicky Maidment-Otlet and Judy Redfearn describe a new JISC activity to highlight how digital technologies are changing research.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

A Desk Too Far?: The Case for Remote Working

Marieke Guy examines both the benefits and the pitfalls of working remotely from the standpoint of both employees and their organisation.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

A Bug's Life?: How Metaphors from Ecology Can Articulate the Messy Details of Repository Interactions

R. John Robertson, Mahendra Mahey and Phil Barker introduce work investigating an alternative model of repository and service interaction.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

24 Hour Museum: From Past to Future

As 24 Hour Museum rebuilds and looks outwards to new partnerships, Jon Pratty looks at challenges faced over the last seven years.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

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