Is the Web 2.0 price worth paying?

How is the concept of Web 2.0 relevant to online information services? How can a quality controlled service like Intute cope with the wild, wild web that everything 2.0 presents? And what can be learnt from subject communities about engaging with users, that can ensure information services are available and used where people actually want them?

These are some of the issues considered in a recent article – Is the Web 2.0 price worth paying? Learning from economics – which is available as a PDF download.

It was written for ALISS Quarterly, the journal of the Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences.

The article refers to a presentation by Dr. Martin Poulter of the Economics Network on Technologies for Resource Sharing in Academic Support, which is available on SlideShare.

Intute: Social Sciences features more resources on the issue of Web 2.0 in academia.