Web 2.0 Further Reading
Baloun, Karel M. (2007). Inside Facebook: life, work and visions of greatness. Oxford: Trafford.
Bailey, Steve (2008). Managing the crowd : rethinking records management for the Web 2.0 world.
London: Facet. 651.59/BAI
Possibly useful for support staff dealing with student records etc.
Bell, Gavin (2008). Buiding social web applications. Farnham: O’Reilly. In cataloguing.
Blood, Rebecca (2002). The Weblog Handbook: practical advice on creating and maintaining your
blog. Cambridge: Perseus Publishing. 004.65 BLO
Starting out with blogging including basics but going on to include finding a voice, finding an
audience and etiquette.
Bradley, Phil (2007). How to use Web 2.0 in your library. London: Facet Publishing. 025.002854 BRA
Obviously one more for library staff, but a useful and easy to read look at how many of the tools
can be used in an academic setting - from one of the foremost experts on the subject.
Burgess, Jean Elizabeth & Joshua Green (2009). YouTube : online video and participatory culture.
[Digital media and society series] Cambridge: Polity. 303.4833/BUR
This book critically examines the public debates surrounding YouTubethe site, demonstrating
how it is central to struggles for authority and control in the new media environment.
Castronova, Edward (2005). Synthetic Worlds: the business and culture of online games. Chicago:
Chicago University Press. 794.82 CAS
A must read for anyone interested in virtual worlds.
Chisholm, Wendy & Matt May (2009). Universal design for web applications. Farnham: O'Reilly.
More of a textbook for computer software or user-interface designers this text explains how
development teams can make web applications accessible to users anywhere in the world, on
any device. See also: James Governer’s Web 2.0 architectures and Kelly Goto’s Web redesign.
Cvetkovic, Vibiana Bowman & Robert J. Lackie (editors) (2009). Teaching Generation M: a handbook
for librarians and educators. New York: Neal-Schuman. 371.39445/CVE
Demopoulos, Ted (2006). What no one ever tells you about blogging and podcasting: real-life advice
from 101 people who successfully leverage the power of the blogosphere. Chicago: Kaplan
Pub. [electronic resource – an ebook in our eBrary database – search for it on the Library Catalogue and
then click on ‘Click here’]
Espejo, Roman Espejo (editor) (2008). Should social networking web sites be banned? [Series At
issue series] Detroit: Greenhaven. 302.231/ESP
Internet and teenagers.
Jaokar, Ajit & Tony Fish. (2006). Mobile Web 2.0 : the innovator's guide to developing and marketing
next generation wireless/mobile applications. London: Futuretext. 338.4700465/JAO
Casarez, Vince (2008). Reshaping your business with web 2.0. using the new collaborative
technologies to lead business transformation. New York: McGraw-Hill. [electronic resource – an
ebook in our eBrary database – search for it on the Library Catalogue and then click on ‘Click here’]
Engdahl, Sylvia (editor) (2007). Online social networking [Current controversies series]. Farmington
Hills, MI: Greenhaven. 302.23/ENG
Fraser, Matthew & Soumitra Dutta (2008). Throwing sheep in the boardroom : how online social
networking will transform your life, work and world. Chichester: Wiley. 302.23/FRA
The authors focus on online social networks - MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, and others -
and how they are transforming our lives. Online social networking is revolutionising how we see
ourselves, how we interact with others, how we work, and how we do business.
Goldman, Jay (2008). Facebook cookbook. Farnham: O'Reilly. 004.693/GOL
Using Facebook's development platform, web developers can easily build applications with the
potential to reach millions. These easy-to-follow recipes help developers strategise, design and
build scalable applications, then market them in this highly competitive environment.
Harkin, James (2009). Cyburbia : the dangerous idea that's changing how we live and who we are.
London: Little, Brown, 2009. 303.4833/HAR
How our new world - of texting, social networking, instant messaging and email - was built and
how it has changed the way we relate to everything in our lives.
Katz, Richard N. (editor) (2008). The Tower and The Cloud: higher education in the age of cloud
computing. [s.l.]: Educause. 378.002854/KAT
Also available electronically for free from http://www.educause.edu/thetowerandthecloud.
See also: Panlibus, 12, Spring 2009.
Kroski, Ellyssa (2004). Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals. London: Neal-
Schuman. 025.002854 KRO
Aimed at librarians but with wider applicability and good overview (with a great “tag cloud”
cover!). The author has spoken at an Expert Centre lunch event and is well worth hearing on the
Loton, Tony (2008). Mashup case studies with Yahoo! Pipes. [S.l.]: LOTONtech. 005.369/LOT
Lovink, Geert (2008). Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture. Abingdon: Routledge.
A media studies text book with chapters such as ‘Whereabouts of German Media Theory’,
‘Blogging, the Nihilist Impulse’ and ‘Introducing Organized Networks: the Quest for Sustainable
Lytras, Miltiadis & Ambjor̈n Naeve (editors) (2007). Ubiquitous and pervasive knowledge and
learning management: semantics, social networking and new media to their full potential.
Hershey: Idea Group Pub. [electronic resource – an ebook in our myIlibrary database – search for it
on the Library Catalogue and then click on ‘Click here’]
Martin, Graeme, Martin Reddington & Mary Beth Kneafsey (2009). Web 2.0 and human resource
management: 'groundswell' or hype? Wimbledon: Chartered Institute of Personnel &
Mason, Robin & Frank Rennie (2008). E-learning and social networking handbook: resources for
higher education. London: Routledge. 378.179445/MAS
Student engagement with digital learning resources and online social networking are strong
forces in education. How can these resources best be utilised by educators and course designers
in higher education? This book provides the reader with enough background information to
appreciate the value of social networking.
Miller, Micheal (2007). YouTube 4 you. Indianapolis, IN : Que. 006.6/MIL
Pogue, David & J.D. Biersdorfer (2006). The Internet: the missing manual. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly.
As well as chapters that you might expect such as searching, shopping and gaming, there are also
chapters on tools along the lines of those we covered from Skype and using the internet as a
telephone to online word processing programs, blogging to LinkedIn etc.
Powell, Juliette (2009). 33 million people in the room : how to create, influence, and run a successful
business with social networking. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2009.
Richardson, Will (2006). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 371.39445/RIC
Rosen, Larry D. (2007). Me, Myspace and I: parenting the Net generation. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan. 303.4833 ROS
Professor of Psychology Larry D. Rosen explores the impact of the Internet on child
development. Rosen puts a positive spin on the topic, showing parents and educators how social
networking sites like MySpace and Facebook can improve adolescent socialization skills.
Sauers, Michael P. (2006). Blogging and RSS: a librarian’s guide. [Medford: NJ?]: Information Today.
Not in stock.
Sauers, Michael P. (2009). Searching 2.0. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2009. 025.04/SAU
A guide to searches that shows how to use Web 2.0 environment - from improving basic search
skills and evaluating search results to making the best use of search engines.
Shuen, Amy (2008). Web 2.0 : a strategy guide. Cambridge: O'Reilly. 658.054678/SHU
Featuring examples that highlight what Web 2.0 is and how it works in different business
situations - changing the ways companies communicate, interact and make money.
Smith, Gene (2008). Tagging: people-powered metadata for the social web. Berkeley, CA: New
If the whole ‘wisdom of crowds’ and point of tagging is a bit of a mystery this short and
accessible book is definitely worth a look.
Stefanac, Suzanne (2007). Dispatches from Blogistan: at travel guide for the modern blogger.
Berkeley, CA: New Riders. 004.65 STE
An excellent guide to blogs and blogging (which I just happen to note has a good page on the
‘long tail’ and it’s relevance for meeting niche student needs).
Stone, Biz (2003). Blogging: genius strategies for instant web content. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
A ‘dummies guide’ style on blogging.
Van der Veer, Emily A. (2008). Facebook: the missing manual. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly.
White, Brian A. Second Life : a guide to your virtual world. London: Que. 794.82/WHI
Winograd, Morley & Michael D. Hais (2008). Millennial makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the
future of American politics. New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press. [electronic resource –
an ebook in our eBrary database – search for it on the Library Catalogue and then click on ‘Click here’]
Changes in the 2008 US election will cause another of the country's periodic political makeovers
resulting from the coming of age of the Millennial Generation and the full emergence of the
Internet-based communications technology that this generation uses so well.
Zarrella, Dan (2009). The social media marketing book. Farnham: O'Reilly, 2009. On order
This easy-to-understand book introduces you to blogging, Twitter, social networks such as
Facebook and LinkedIn, social news and bookmarking sites, forums, opinion and review sites,
and virtual worlds.