November 23, 2005
NFAIS on Web 2.0
A little over a week ago I attended a NFAIS program entitled Web 2.0: Current Realities and a Look to the Future. It was a good time to jump on the Web 2.0 meme-wagon considering the barrage of Web 2.0-related news in the past few weeks (tagging and wikis on Amazon, and big developments with Microsoft and RSS are just the beginning). The overall message of the program was that these technologies are the direction users are headed in. Information providers need to stop questioning the technology and figure out how to make it work. The central challenge is in developing sustainable business models.
Look for a couple more posts this week on topics inspired by the program, including a new study on online information seeking from OCLC, which was scheduled to come out this week. I’m looking forward to seeing what it turns up.