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Books For Web 2.0 A-Z


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Short list of UoP library books on Web 2.0 and related technologies. Arranged by Author surname.

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Books For Web 2.0 A-Z

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Further Reading Baloun, Karel M. (2007). Inside Facebook: life, work and visions of greatness. Oxford: Trafford. 004.693/BAL 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. 004.65/CHR 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
  2. 2. 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 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 subject. 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. 303.4833 LOV 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 Concepts’. 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 & Development. 658.3002854/MAR 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. 004.65 PG 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. 658.054/POW 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.
  3. 3. 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 Riders. 025.302854 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. 004.65 STO A ‘dummies guide’ style on blogging. Van der Veer, Emily A. (2008). Facebook: the missing manual. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly. 004.693/VAN 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.