Tuesday, May 29, 2012

281 (2012 #26). The Cybrarian's Web

by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

This book covers 101 (mostly-) free Web 2.0 tools and resources, arranged alphabetically.  The author has a cataloging background and, for each tool, identifies its type (for example, social network, productivity took, digital library, etc.), provides an overview and features of the tool, and gives at least one example of how librarians can use it.  While print copies of books addressing these sorts of topics rapidly become outdated (and thus are probably best suited for the textbook market), the author does provide a website where she has links to all the sites (but alas, none of the other information from her book), plus a page introducing a few new tools.  I did learn about a few new tools I had not heard of, but was surprised to find a number of well-known and well-established tools not covered in this book (for example, Diigo), yet she does cover well-known tools like Facebook and Twitter.  At the price being asked for it ($49.50 list), I really can't recommend it to cash-strapped librarians.

© Amanda Pape - 2012

[This book was provided by the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for a review, positive or negative.  It will be donated to my university library collection.]


  1. I am a REALLY old copy of this one - it will be nice to view an update. Thanks for sharing Amanda!

    1. Tracy, I'll bring it to you to look at before putting it on the donations shelf. I think Yvonne wants to look at it too. Thanks for commenting!