Going Local in the Library… Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Local 2.0 Charles Lyons University at Buffalo Blog: Dewey & Main [email_...
Overview What is the local web? Examples of local 2.0 Examples of local library 2.0 Why libraries are primed for local
“ organize the  world 's information and make it  universally  accessible and useful” Google moon Google Sky Google Mars G...
But What About Your Backyard? Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 You Are Here
The Internet Puts the World   in Your Coffee Cup… but not your Community (not yet) The Internet makes it easy to sip  glob...
What’s the value in knowing that there are 4,514 barbers “near” us right now? Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey...
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 In ur community, informin ur localz
The real potential of the  Local Web  is something deeper…  or more  2.0 or more  hyper
The local web is diverse Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local Search Engines Loca...
The local web   is social  user-generated, participatory,  amateur, civic, grassroots,  citizen’s journalism Old New
The local web is localized information about neighborhoods, communities, blocks, streets, buildings www.handmaps.org Old New
The local web   is… The joining of the  real world   and the virtual world Old New
The  local web  is…  bringing a  sense of place  to the Internet Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – Sep...
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Are  libraries  bringing a  sense of place   to th...
Local history, heritage, genealogy Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Community information Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Yes,  libraries   are  bringing a  sense of place ...
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Can local libraries… Be participatory? Be hyperloc...
<ul><li>Everyday life is (still) local… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is getting more local… </li></u...
Some local things libraries can do…  <ul><li>Practice Local-fu…   become expert users of local resources and use them to i...
The local web Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local Search Engines Local People Ph...
Local Search Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Libraries Creating  Custom Local Search Engines Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Local Blogs… placeblogs, metroblogs, neighblogs Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Libraries Place Blogging Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local News
Libraries Creating Online Communities Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local Data
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Libraries… Local Data Aggregation
Wikipedia… how about Localpedia Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
GeoFeed, GeoRSS Local Photos
Libraries Aggregating Local Images Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Maps
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Maps
Library  Maps Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Why libraries… local can be cheap
Why libraries… they are truly local! <ul><li>The best local </li></ul><ul><li>sites don’t/ </li></ul><ul><li>can’t generat...
Why libraries…  the local web is still young <ul><li>No clear victors in the local web wars yet </li></ul><ul><li>Local in...
Why libraries…  geotagging is for geeks <ul><li>The identification of locally relevant information is not yet automatable ...
Why libraries… the trust factor Unique opportunity for libraries to build on their status as  trusted local institutions  ...
Why libraries… local aligns with many missions of the library <ul><li>Supports libraries goals… build community, encourage...
Why libraries… academic libraries too <ul><li>Students required to use “real-world” examples for their studies </li></ul><...
Where does the library (want to) fit in the local infosphere? Locals: people in the  community Local  Search  Engines Loca...
Is the library Pluto… in danger of losing its local planethood? Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – Sept...
The Long Local Tail Volume of Information Global    Local Search Engines Libraries? Genealogy Photos, images Demographic D...
The local library at the center of the local infosphere? Locals: people in the  community Local  Search  Engines Local Nic...
ibrary Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 ocal
Thanks!  Questions? <ul><li>Charles Lyons </li></ul><ul><li>University at Buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Dewey & Main </l...
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  1. 1. Going Local in the Library… Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Local 2.0 Charles Lyons University at Buffalo Blog: Dewey & Main [email_address] com
  2. 2. Overview What is the local web? Examples of local 2.0 Examples of local library 2.0 Why libraries are primed for local
  3. 3. “ organize the world 's information and make it universally accessible and useful” Google moon Google Sky Google Mars Google earth
  4. 4. But What About Your Backyard? Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 You Are Here
  5. 5. The Internet Puts the World in Your Coffee Cup… but not your Community (not yet) The Internet makes it easy to sip globally , but not locally (so far) www.fairtradenorfolk.org.uk/
  6. 6. What’s the value in knowing that there are 4,514 barbers “near” us right now? Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 No hair
  7. 7. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 In ur community, informin ur localz
  8. 8. The real potential of the Local Web is something deeper… or more 2.0 or more hyper
  9. 9. The local web is diverse Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local Search Engines Local People Photos, Video, etc. Maps Local Media Social Networks Local (Gov) Data Blogs
  10. 10. The local web is social user-generated, participatory, amateur, civic, grassroots, citizen’s journalism Old New
  11. 11. The local web is localized information about neighborhoods, communities, blocks, streets, buildings www.handmaps.org Old New
  12. 12. The local web is… The joining of the real world and the virtual world Old New
  13. 13. The local web is… bringing a sense of place to the Internet Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  14. 14. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Are libraries bringing a sense of place to the Internet?
  15. 15. Local history, heritage, genealogy Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  16. 16. Community information Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  17. 17. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Yes, libraries are bringing a sense of place to the Internet… But can they do more?
  18. 18. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Can local libraries… Be participatory? Be hyperlocal? Join the virtual and real?
  19. 19. <ul><li>Everyday life is (still) local… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is getting more local… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 has many local applications… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries are community-focused institutions… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries have experience with (local) information… </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity is emerging for </li></ul><ul><li>libraries to get local-er </li></ul>Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  20. 20. Some local things libraries can do… <ul><li>Practice Local-fu… become expert users of local resources and use them to identify locally relevant info </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Vocal Local… raise awareness and assist the community in using online local resources </li></ul><ul><li>Widen the Local Lens… </li></ul><ul><li>broaden the scope local data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Yokel… become active participants in community-focused resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create Community… use 2.0 tools to create their own local resources </li></ul>Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  21. 21. The local web Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local Search Engines Local People Photos, Video, etc. Maps Local Media Social Networks Local (Gov) Data Blogs
  22. 22. Local Search Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  23. 23. Libraries Creating Custom Local Search Engines Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  24. 24. Local Blogs… placeblogs, metroblogs, neighblogs Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  25. 25. Libraries Place Blogging Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  26. 26. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local News
  27. 27. Libraries Creating Online Communities Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  28. 28. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Local Data
  29. 29. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Libraries… Local Data Aggregation
  30. 30. Wikipedia… how about Localpedia Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  31. 31. GeoFeed, GeoRSS Local Photos
  32. 32. Libraries Aggregating Local Images Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  33. 33. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Maps
  34. 34. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Maps
  35. 35. Library Maps Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  36. 36. Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Why libraries… local can be cheap
  37. 37. Why libraries… they are truly local! <ul><li>The best local </li></ul><ul><li>sites don’t/ </li></ul><ul><li>can’t generate </li></ul><ul><li>revenue </li></ul><ul><li>They are run by </li></ul><ul><li>passionate </li></ul><ul><li>locals , not in it </li></ul><ul><li>for the money </li></ul>
  38. 38. Why libraries… the local web is still young <ul><li>No clear victors in the local web wars yet </li></ul><ul><li>Local info for many smaller communities hasn’t made it on to the web yet… many types of local info are still buried deep </li></ul>Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  39. 39. Why libraries… geotagging is for geeks <ul><li>The identification of locally relevant information is not yet automatable </li></ul><ul><li>Determining localness requires human input… how about librarian input? </li></ul>Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  40. 40. Why libraries… the trust factor Unique opportunity for libraries to build on their status as trusted local institutions and become better recognized as a source for local information
  41. 41. Why libraries… local aligns with many missions of the library <ul><li>Supports libraries goals… build community, encourage civic engagement, being community-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Going local can establish support for the library, raise awareness of the value of the library, make the library more relevant in the daily lives of the community it serves </li></ul>Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  42. 42. Why libraries… academic libraries too <ul><li>Students required to use “real-world” examples for their studies </li></ul><ul><li>Students who want to work locally </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage civic engagement among students and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>University/community or town/gown relations </li></ul><ul><li>Local economic development </li></ul>Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006
  43. 43. Where does the library (want to) fit in the local infosphere? Locals: people in the community Local Search Engines Local Niche Websites Local 2.0: blogs, wikis, online communities, maps Local Government Local Media: newspapers, TV, radio Local Library? Local Information
  44. 44. Is the library Pluto… in danger of losing its local planethood? Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 Locals: people in the community Local Search Engines Local Niche Websites Local 2.0: blogs, wikis, online communities, maps Local Government Local Media: newspapers, TV, radio Local Library? Local Information
  45. 45. The Long Local Tail Volume of Information Global Local Search Engines Libraries? Genealogy Photos, images Demographic Data Local History Business Directories Current local News Being Pluto is not a bad thing Manuscripts Books!? Social Services Historical Newspapers Building Permits Obituaries Death certificates Naturalization records Cemetery records Audio files Historical magazines Crime reports Restaurant inspections
  46. 46. The local library at the center of the local infosphere? Locals: people in the community Local Search Engines Local Niche Websites Local 2.0: blogs, wikis, online communities, maps Local Government Local Media: newspapers, TV, radio Local Library? Local Information
  47. 47. ibrary Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006 ocal
  48. 48. Thanks! Questions? <ul><li>Charles Lyons </li></ul><ul><li>University at Buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Dewey & Main </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] com </li></ul>Charles Lyons ( [email_address] com) – Dewey & Main – September 5, 2006

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