I was in IFLA 2008, in Quebec Canada and Library 2.0 was the talk of the day. I would like to know more about Library 2.0 for purposes of information sharing and also to estblish how i can take it on in my information centre.
How different is it form other library processing programs like WinISIS
My take on Web 2.0, in a nutshell, is programs that enhance communication via the internet or intranet. WisISIS is a library management system if I remember correctly. While there do seem to be some examples of libraries enhancing their LMS with web 2.0 applications they are usually different things.
Web 2.0 applications can have a lot of uses in libraries, eg, you might use a blog to communicate to staff or clients, you could use a wiki for collaborative projects because everyone can sign in an contribute data (I have heard of a library that writes research papers for their clients and all the staff contribute parts with one person doing the final write up), a wiki can be used for procedures and policies because all staff involved can sign on and change them as needed, I know of a blog being used for staff to write in when they attend a staff development activity, and they are certainly used instead of newsletter a lot now. They are the only quick examples I can think of. There's much more being done.