Acknowledgments Based on information published in Dublin City Public Libraries Annual Report on Web Activities (2008) supplied by Eddie Byrne (Senior Librarian) Web Services, Dublin City Public Libraries
From a strategic perspective we have embraced Web 2 as both a multi-purpose business tool and a new library virtual space. We are expanding into new options as they present themselves, our objective being to be visible and active wherever virtual communities of interest are meeting
Podcasts create an audio archive of library events and allow people to share events they may have missed.
Web 2 also provided us with a dynamic, flexible, timely, channel of communication in parallel with other more traditional channels which we use… Within Dublin City Council, the library service has been to the fore in advocating and demonstrating the potential benefits of Web 2 engagement . Margaret Hayes, Deputy City Librarian