RA* On Web 2.0 LIS 5313 – Fall 2009 Elaine W * Readers’ Advisory Service
RA (Readers’ Advisory) is a line of communication between a reader and the readers’ advisor.
Before the Internet, RA had limited hours…
… and limited points of contact.
Then came the Internet …and Web 2.0.
Now, you can provide customers access to what they want, when they want it, and how they want it by using Library 2.0 Tools.
This is the face of RA on Web 2.0
Here’s some easy steps to getting “high” on Web 2.0…
Blogs
A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collecti...
Blogs have three basic components: chronology  frequency focus
You can use blogs from other bloggers…
 
 
 
 
You can create your own blog…
… using
..or
… or
… or
… or
RSS
RSS = Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary This is the icon for RSS
RSS is … a format for notifying your readers of new content at a website.
Add RSS syndication so your readers will know when you’ve made updates to your page.
You don’t want them to miss out on important postings!
Comments
Invite your readers to make comments.
Comments enable the conversation that is so important to RA services…
Social Tags
Tags are single-word descriptors --
Tags are a simple way to categorize books according to how you think of them, not how some official librarian does.
Tags make it easier for your readers to find what they want.
Social Sites
A Social Site is… … a Web site that provides a virtual community for people interested in a particular subject.
Members create their own online “profile”… & … they communicate with each other.
There are many social sites for book lovers…
… such as…
… and…
… and… … and…
… and…
Use “Social Sites” to hold online conversations between your readers and your readers’ advisors!
New Hours
One of the best benefits to online RA Services are the hours…
 
That’s right… Now you can offer access… …  anytime, anywhere for everyone.
Put it all together and you get…
RA On Web 2.0
No one does it better Hennepin County Library…
Winner of the 2006-2007 Technology Solutions Award
BookSpace is building a community of readers…
Become part of the community by visiting: http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/
 
 
 
So go online… and start “talking”
Image credits: Readers' Advisory area by flickr user Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Me, rocking at the reference desk by fl...
Music EuroDance Evolution –  Zeroes to Heroes by Jamendo user Lion Dance
Edited by Elaine W 2009
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  1. 1. RA* On Web 2.0 LIS 5313 – Fall 2009 Elaine W * Readers’ Advisory Service
  2. 2. RA (Readers’ Advisory) is a line of communication between a reader and the readers’ advisor.
  3. 3. Before the Internet, RA had limited hours…
  4. 4. … and limited points of contact.
  5. 5. Then came the Internet …and Web 2.0.
  6. 6. Now, you can provide customers access to what they want, when they want it, and how they want it by using Library 2.0 Tools.
  7. 7. This is the face of RA on Web 2.0
  8. 8. Here’s some easy steps to getting “high” on Web 2.0…
  9. 9. Blogs
  10. 10. A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.
  11. 11. Blogs have three basic components: chronology frequency focus
  12. 12. You can use blogs from other bloggers…
  13. 17. You can create your own blog…
  14. 18. … using
  15. 19. ..or
  16. 20. … or
  17. 21. … or
  18. 22. … or
  19. 23. RSS
  20. 24. RSS = Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary This is the icon for RSS
  21. 25. RSS is … a format for notifying your readers of new content at a website.
  22. 26. Add RSS syndication so your readers will know when you’ve made updates to your page.
  23. 27. You don’t want them to miss out on important postings!
  24. 28. Comments
  25. 29. Invite your readers to make comments.
  26. 30. Comments enable the conversation that is so important to RA services…
  27. 31. Social Tags
  28. 32. Tags are single-word descriptors --
  29. 33. Tags are a simple way to categorize books according to how you think of them, not how some official librarian does.
  30. 34. Tags make it easier for your readers to find what they want.
  31. 35. Social Sites
  32. 36. A Social Site is… … a Web site that provides a virtual community for people interested in a particular subject.
  33. 37. Members create their own online “profile”… & … they communicate with each other.
  34. 38. There are many social sites for book lovers…
  35. 39. … such as…
  36. 40. … and…
  37. 41. … and… … and…
  38. 42. … and…
  39. 43. Use “Social Sites” to hold online conversations between your readers and your readers’ advisors!
  40. 44. New Hours
  41. 45. One of the best benefits to online RA Services are the hours…
  42. 47. That’s right… Now you can offer access… … anytime, anywhere for everyone.
  43. 48. Put it all together and you get…
  44. 49. RA On Web 2.0
  45. 50. No one does it better Hennepin County Library…
  46. 51. Winner of the 2006-2007 Technology Solutions Award
  47. 52. BookSpace is building a community of readers…
  48. 53. Become part of the community by visiting: http://www.hclib.org/pub/bookspace/
  49. 57. So go online… and start “talking”
  50. 58. Image credits: Readers' Advisory area by flickr user Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Me, rocking at the reference desk by flickr user revjim5000 chapter 8 - community building through social networking by flickr user davidking Lester Public Library Hours by flickr user lester public library open 24/7 by flickr user mag3737
  51. 59. Music EuroDance Evolution – Zeroes to Heroes by Jamendo user Lion Dance
  52. 60. Edited by Elaine W 2009
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