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This is just another update in the usual series. If you've seen it before it's just adding new slideshots, clarifying a few things, but essentially no different to what you might have seen previously.

This is just another update in the usual series. If you've seen it before it's just adding new slideshots, clarifying a few things, but essentially no different to what you might have seen previously.

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  • 1. Practical uses for Web 2.0 – an overview
    Phil Bradley
  • 2. What is Web 2.0?
    Let’s just not go there shall we?
    Definitions are less important than what you can do with it
    Oh, if you really insist…
  • 3. What is Web 2.0?
    Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.
    Wikipedia entry
  • 4. Web 1.0 was computer based
    Web 2.0 uses the web as a platform
  • 5. Web 1.0 relied on installed software
    Web 2.0 uses the browser
  • 6. Web 1.0 was solitary
    Web 2.0 encourages sharing
  • 7. Web 1.0 was individuals working alone
    Web 2.0 is community, sharing wisdom
  • 8. Web 1.0 was data in one place
    Web 2.0 is the portability of data
  • 9. Web 1.0 was about consuming (data)
    Web 2.0 is about creating data
    Photograph sharing
    Collaborative resources
    Social networking
  • 10. Web 1.0 was home pages
    Web 2.0 is weblogs
  • 11. Web 1.0 was tracking information down
    Web 2.0 is having information come to you
  • 12. Web 1.0 was badging your content
    Web 2.0 is getting the answer out there quickly
  • 13. Web 1.0 was slow transfer rates
    Web 2.0 is about broadband
  • 14. Web 1.0 was hardware £s
    Web 2.0 is broadband £s
  • 15. Web 1.0 was getting it perfect
    Web 2.0 is doing it and moving on
  • 16. Web 1.0 was stationary
    Web 2.0 is mobile
  • 17. Web 1.0 was about limitations
    Web 2.0 is about a state of mind
  • 18. Yes… but?
    “It’s vacuous marketing hype”
    “Web 2.0 is totally silly”
    “is made entirely of pretentious self serving morons.”
    “a lot of thin but very hot air blown at you by those who are convinced that having nothing to say is by no means a good reason to shut up.”
  • 19. So…
    Is it a question of degrees of difference?
  • 20. Or…
    A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?)
  • 21.
  • 22. So…
    How can I use it?
  • 23. Communication & news gathering
    Create a library weblog
    Additional or new library resources
    Introduce members of staff
    Use it as a repository of data and information by using categories and tags
    Don’t regard a weblog as a diary – it’s an important website in its own right…
  • 24.
  • 25.
  • 26. Weblogs continued…
    Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed
    Encourage people to add the feed to their start page or RSS reader
    Create a different weblog for a different subject area – invite other authors
    Use it in a different way, on a different page
  • 27.
  • 28. So what exactly is RSS again?
    Really Simple Search
    Rich Site Summary
    ‘Read some stories’
    It’s a common way of transferring data from one resource to another one
  • 29.
  • 30.
  • 31. The version a human being sees:
  • 32. The RSS version:
    Phil Bradley's weblog
    Internet searching, web design, search engine developments and anything that will interest librarians!
    2007-02-23T10:57:53+00:00 Egypt blogger jailed for 'insult'
    Egyptian blogger jailed for 'insult'. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He'd used his weblog to take a swipe at the country's top Islamic institution. The link goes to...
    <p><a href="" title="BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Egypt blogger jailed for 'insult'">Egyptian blogger jailed for 'insult'</a>. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He'd used his weblog to take a swipe at the country's top Islamic institution. The link goes to the BBC story.</p>
    Current Affairs
    Google charges for web programs
    Google charges for web programs. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a...
    <p><a href="" title="BBC NEWS | Technology | Google charges for web programs">Google charges for web programs</a>. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a premium version of their email, calendar, word processing and messaging package. It'll cost £27 or 40€ or $50 which includes more storage, phone help and 99.9% uptime (which is actually downtime of about 9 hours per year if you don't want to work it out yourself) and it'll be advertisement free.</p>
    <p>Google is of course saying that it's not an attack on Microsoft.</p>
    Google specific
  • 33. Each RSS resource has its own URL and other applications can point to that URL, gather the data and display it in a different format.
  • 34. RSS and search
  • 35.
  • 36. So, what else can I do with RSS?
    Add to content to webpages
  • 37. Add content to a news aggregator
  • 38. Add content to a start page
  • 39. Keep current with comments and updates
  • 40. If you are a consumer, RSS brings content directly to you to read when you wish
    If you are a producer, it allows you to put your material in different places quickly and easily
    If you’re an aggregator you can pull content from various places to produce new information resources
  • 41. Using news aggregators
    Such as Bloglines or the Google Reader
    Keep up to date
    Up to the minute
    Create your own searches
    Use these to create your own news feeds
    Combine these and publish them for users
  • 42.
  • 43.
  • 44.
  • 45.
  • 46. Communication - Podcasts
    Provide access to audio content
    Guides/tours around a library
    Content that can’t easily be made available in other formats
    Content that is accessible on the move
    Not time or place dependent.
  • 47.
  • 48. Instant messaging
    “Email is for old people”
    Talk instantly back and forth
    Share files (or not!)
    Share webcam discussions
    Group chat
    IM from webpages
    Create chatrooms
  • 49. Instant Messenger Services
  • 50. Using…
    Gabbly Chat
    Meebo rooms
  • 51. Or even....
  • 52. Or a video chat experience
  • 53. Ask a librarian!
  • 54.
  • 55.
  • 56. Communication - microblogging
    “What are you doing?”
    140 character messages
    News, information about you, your organisation
    Alerting service
    Port weblog entries across
    Use with a mobile phone
  • 57.
  • 58. Twitter
  • 59. Add a Twitter feed to your blog
  • 60. Yammer or Shoutem
  • 61. Collating and sharing data
    Providing answers to enquirers in a dynamic format
    Setting up a mechanism to self update
    Getting assistance from other people
    Sharing data easily and quickly
  • 62. Collating data - Start Pages
    Pageflakes or Netvibes
    Collate data into one place
    Not machine dependent
    Good for:
    Search engines
    RSS feeds
  • 63. Using start pages
    As a group
    Share tabbed pages
    Alternative to email contact
    To Do lists
    Note pads
    Always immediately available
  • 64. Netvibes
  • 65.
  • 66.
  • 67.
  • 68.
  • 69. Collating content - Wikis
    Create your own websites
    Allow multiple authors
    Instant updating, editing
    Embed content from various sources
  • 70. Example Wikis
    LIS wiki
    Library success wiki
    PB Works
    Library Instruction wiki
  • 71.
  • 72. Collating data – other resources
    Wallwisher or Stixy
  • 73.
  • 74. But expand the use!
  • 75.
  • 76. Embed presentations
  • 77.
  • 78. Glogster
  • 79. Facebook
  • 80.
  • 81.
  • 82. Ning
  • 83. Google groups
  • 84. WizIQ
  • 85. Survey monkey
  • 86. Sharing resources
    Content in a wiki
    On a start page
    In a community
    Bookmarking services
  • 87. Bookmarking
    Limited to a specific machine
    Not informative
    Difficult to find what you want
    Cannot easily share bookmarks
  • 88.
  • 89. What are the alternatives?
  • 90.
  • 91. You can:
    Share your bookmarks
    Between computers
    Between colleagues
    Between users
    Create bookmark sets
    To supplement projects
    To assist users
    Annotate (or tag) bookmarks
  • 92. Great for searching!<search_term>
  • 93. Get an RSS feed automatically[insert your tag here]
  • 94. Web 2.0 for searching - Search builders
    Create your own search engines
    Limit to trusted sites
    As small as you want, as large as you need
    Use the given URL or
    Cut and paste onto your own site
    Use them and then throw them
  • 95. That would be:
    Google Custom Search Builder
    Eurekster swicki
  • 96. And…
  • 97. Google Custom Search
  • 98. Search with RSS
  • 99. Collaborate on knowledge
    Provide content onto a webpage
    Items, notes, articles
    Links to news or blogs
    Search functions
    Video options
    Let others collaborate
  • 100. Collaborate
    On documents – Google docs
    On spreadsheets - NumSum
    With calendars – 30 Boxes
    With training - WizIQ
    With projects – MyWebDesktop
    With To Do lists – TaDaList
  • 101.
  • 102. Multimedia
  • 103.
  • 104. ‘One trick ponies’
    They do one thing, very well.
  • 105. LibraryThing
  • 106. Bookseer
  • 107.
  • 108. Combine everything!
    With RSS and other Web 2.0 resources anything can work with anything else
    Content can be changed and manipulated into different formats that you control
    Users can get involved
    Geography doesn’t matter
    Speed is easy
    It’s not technical!
  • 109. Make Web 2.0 work for you
    Choose a newsreader like Google RSS reader or Bloglines
    Identify weblogs to read and follow using blog search engines like Technorati
    Create your own home or start page using Pageflakes, Netvibes or iGoogle
  • 110. Create search engines for often searched subject areas
    Copy these into your home page app
    Create RSS feeds for your main areas of interest
    Share these resources with colleagues
  • 111. Share content
    Allow access to start page tabs
    Put your content onto a wiki
    Place material onto content sharing sites such as Slideshare and Google docs
  • 112. Involve others
    Communicate more widely with Instant Messaging or your own weblog or microblog
    Let them update and contribute to your content
    Let go of ownership and emphasis facilitation
  • 113. And then…
    Start a library weblog?
    Create a flickr group
    Podcast information
  • 114. And then…
    Create or FURL accounts and share them
    Create a book reading club using LibraryThing, Amazon and a weblog
    Have a library tour on YouTube
  • 115. Or even
    Create trading cards from Flickr photographs
    Create fun/interesting new posters
    Set up a Facebook, Bebo, MySpace account for the library
  • 116. BUT…
  • 117. Expect…
    “It can’t be done”
    “We don’t have the resources”
    “Bandwidth problems”
    “Security issues”
    “Write a proposal”
    “Not your job”
    “Not enough time”
  • 118. AND…
  • 119. Ignore it! Because Web 2 is changing:
    The way we use the web
    The way we use information
    The way we find information
    The way we do our jobs
    The way we interact with people
    The way that we look at everything
  • 120. FOREVER
  • 121. Final thoughts:
    “Librarians must be like Krishna! And descend into the world to combat ignorance!” S.R. Ranganathan
    “The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.”Melvil Dewey
  • 122. Want more?
  • 123. Acknowledgements
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  • 124. Thank you!
    “I want to”: