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Robert J. Lackie (MLIS, University of South Carolina, and M.A. in curriculum, instruction, and supervision, Rider University) is associate professor-librarian, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, and library liaison to the Biology, Chemistry/Physics, Mathematics, and Education departments. He can be reached at rlackie@rider.edu.

Articles By Robert J. Lackie
A mystifying or vague buzzword to many, Web 2.0 was made fashionable in late 2004 by O'Reilly Media, the foremost publisher of computer technology books and a leader in cutting edge online technology conferences. This article will provide an introduction to Web 2.0 for libraries and will also attempt to bring to light a few notable, free Web-based interactive communication tools that can help librarians and other educators seamlessly access, create, organize, and disseminate information for their library, themselves, colleagues, and friends. The resources mentioned and the re­ferences and recommended readings provided should bring librarians up-to-speed on little-known and newer techniques, tools, and thinking on this crucial topic.
Posted 01 Nov 2006 / Nov/Dec 2006 Issue
The scholarly Web is getting noticed more because of new digitization initiatives underway and the enormous publicity search leaders are receiving for their fledgling work. Many librarians and researchers seem to be pleasantly surprised by the continually changing face of the scholarly Web and its freely available quality full-text offerings. This article brings together pertinent resources on the free Web of interest to anyone, including librarians and other educators, who conducts research and would like to easily supplement their currently available holdings, in print and electronic formats and via commercial vendors’ fee-based subscription databases, within their own libraries.
Posted 01 Jul 2006 / July/Aug 2006 Issue
Searching the Web may seem an easy task. Just type in your terms and look at all the results—until, of course, you are engulfed in your hits, drowning in the inevitable consequences of a bad keyword search. A more efficient, viable alternative is to search combinations of superb free Web directories/portals and free/fee-based vendor resources, with an emphasis on quality over quantity.
Posted 01 Nov 2004 / Nov/Dec 2004 Issue
 
 
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