Web 3.0: Exploring Library 3.0 and Beyond. 2010-2011 Shared Leadership Program State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network


This report provides a brief overview of technological changes that are likely to have an impact on public library services between 2011 and 2020, and which broadly fall under the definition of Library 3.0.

Library 3.0 refers to libraries using technologies such as the semantic web, cloud computing, mobile devices, and re-envisioning our use of established technologies such as federated search, to facilitate user-generated content and collaboration to promote and make library collections accessible. The end result of Library 3.0 is the expansion of the ‚borderless library‘, where collections can be made readily available to library users regardless of their physical location. Library 3.0 is a virtual complement to physical public library spaces, and ideally will work seamlessly within established public library services and collections.

The potential impact of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is discussed, with reference to public libraries, as the authors of this report believe that the NBN is the platform that will enable better delivery of new applications and next generation technologies. The NBN will be of particular importance to regional areas where telecommunications are not as saturated as in city areas.

A summary of recommendations for short and longer term goals for public libraries implementing Library 3.0 has been provided at the beginning of the report, and recommendations for each section are also attached to their relevant topic.

Quelle Text: Ebd., S. 2[c]; © Executive Summary: Anna Belling, Aimee Rhodes, Janine Smith, Susan Thomson and Bernie Thorn @ libraries.vic.gov.au