Earlier this month, David Lankes released video on his blog talking about the new Participatory Library Test Bed (see below). Earlier this year, Lankes, along his fellow Syracuse University facility members Joanne Silverstein and Scott Nicholson, released a report on this topic.: Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation. Indeed, it did start a conversation that is continuing. There is even a blog focused on this topic.
So why should you care about this? They're talking about the sames things we're talking about (if not here, then in the corners of our libraries). We might benefit from listening in -- or even participating in -- their conversations.