Using Web 2.0 tools in the library

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Using Web 2.0 tools in the library

  1. 1. Practical uses for Web 2.0 in your organisation Phil Bradley, Freelance Librarian and Internet Consultant. http://www.philb.com
  2. 2. Libraries and Web 2.0 • It’s not about the tools • It’s about the mindset • It’s about the activity • It’s about freeing up time • It’s about taking control
  3. 3. So! • What is it that libraries and librarians do again?
  4. 4. Communication - weblogs
  5. 5. Minimum expectations
  6. 6. But how about...?
  7. 7. Flickr
  8. 8. But expand the use!
  9. 9. Wordle.net
  10. 10. Bookmarks/Favo(u)rites • Share resources • Network with colleagues • Take a feed and place it onto an appropriate page • Use it as a search engine
  11. 11. Del.icio.us
  12. 12. Google RSS reader to share content
  13. 13. Wallwisher
  14. 14. Nik Peachey’s Wallwisher
  15. 15. Glogster
  16. 16. Home/Start Pages • Netvibes • Pageflakes • Virtual library pages or portals • Ease of updating • Interactive
  17. 17. Social networking
  18. 18. Ning
  19. 19. Google groups
  20. 20. Wikis • Self created websites • Single/multi authored • Public/private • Quick and dirty/Very professional • Short term task • Long term project
  21. 21. PBworks
  22. 22. Disposable web pages
  23. 23. Google docs
  24. 24. Xmarks
  25. 25. Google Custom Search
  26. 26. Search with RSS
  27. 27. Instant chat
  28. 28. Ask a librarian!
  29. 29. Twitter
  30. 30. Add a Twitter feed to your blog
  31. 31. Yammer or Shoutem
  32. 32. Screentoaster
  33. 33. Instructional videos
  34. 34. Slideshare.net
  35. 35. Embed presentations
  36. 36. WizIQ
  37. 37. Mash-ups
  38. 38. Podcasting
  39. 39. Audacity recording software
  40. 40. Multimedia
  41. 41. VoiceThread
  42. 42. ‘One trick ponies’ • They do one thing, very well.
  43. 43. LibraryThing
  44. 44. Bookseer
  45. 45. Drop.io
  46. 46. And then... • Blend it all together • Web sites are now of different importance • Everything should link to everything else
  47. 47. In summary • ITANTTS – (It’s the activity, not the tool, stupid!) • If a tool only does one thing, drop it • Forget loyalty • Try it and see what happens; understand what you want to achieve • Combine and blend • Take control!
  48. 48. Thanks to: • http://uklibraryblogs.pbworks.com/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/plymouthlibraries/3638349056/ • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Se2CEhZjQyo/SZ60IsJ9HmI/AAAAAAAAAeY/1ExtNzF_Pec/s1600-h/librarian%5B1%5D.jpg (For the ask a librarian cartoon) • http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/teachersweb20

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