This idea came up during the Radical Trust session at MW07 – Seb pointed out that libraries already radically trust their users by essentially giving them their collection and trusting it will be returned. It’s further reinforced by this article in Wired discussing a program started at a North Carolina public library: using the lure of a free mp3 player or the chance the win a laptop, they were able to guide their staff through a comprehensive Web 2.0 learning experience. It actually sounds pretty remarkable – if you’ve been flirting at the edge of Web 2.0, this is a great step by step introduction to some of the bigger and better ideas out there.
Should museums be doing more to help their staff embrace Web 2.0 ideas and technology? Or is it enough to have departments like ours blogging and call it good?
[via Museum Journal]