Web 2.0 - implications for your library

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Phil Bradley, Web 2.0 - implications for your library, SLA Weekend Course 2007 "The Future is Now"

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  • 1. Web 2.0 - implications for your library Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com SLA 23 rd June 2007
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Yes… and?
    • It’s a platform
    • It harnesses collective intelligence
    • Data can be used and re-used in many ways
    • Users are directly involved with development
    • It’s not limited to a single device
    • A rich user experience
      • Tim O’Reilly ‘ What is Web 2.0?’
  • 4. Yes… but?
    • “ It’s vacuous marketing hype”
    • “ Web 2.0 is totally silly”
    • “ Meaningless”
    • “ 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.”
  • 5. So…?
    • The Web as a platform
    • Collective intelligence
    • The end of the software cycle
    • Major change in the way we look at things
    • Old wine and new bottles?
  • 6.
    • It’s all about…
  • 7. Bringing things together
    • Links
    • Key searches
    • Access to email
    • Page updates
    • To do lists
    • Sharing resources with colleagues
    • Access to sites without visiting them
  • 8. And that’s just Pageflakes !
  • 9.
    • Or Netvibes
    • Or Nowsy
    • Or any of a dozen others …
  • 10.
    • It’s all about…
  • 11. Creating web based resources
    • Create websites without technical knowledge
    • Add in content
    • A forum perhaps
    • Access to video
    • A weblog
    • Let others contribute
  • 12. And that’s just Zimbio !
  • 13.
    • Or Squidoo
    • Or Wetpaint
    • Or Wikis
  • 14.
    • It’s all about…
  • 15. Search 2.0
    • Get the results you want…
    • From the websites that you want
    • That you trust
    • Which are authoritative
    • Put them onto your website or weblog
    • Use them and then lose them
  • 16. That would be:
    • Rollyo
    • Google Custom Search Builder
    • Eurekster swicki
    • Yahoo Search builder
  • 17. And it would also be:
    • Saving your own RSS searches
    • Displaying them wherever you want
    • Incorporating them into a start page
    • Or onto a web page
  • 18.  
  • 19. RSS, Pageflakes, Education
  • 20. In fact…
  • 21.
    • It’s all about…
  • 22. Sharing
    • Bookmarks
      • FURL
      • Del.icio.us
      • Digg
      • And dozens of others
    • Annotations on web pages
      • Clipmarks
      • Wizlite
  • 23. Sharing
    • Photographs
      • Flickr
    • Documents
      • Google docs and spreadsheets
    • Powerpoint presentations
      • Slideshare
    • Files
      • Yousendit
  • 24.
    • It’s all about…
  • 25. 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
  • 26. Using…
    • Plugoo
    • Gabbly Chat
    • Meebo rooms
  • 27.
    • It’s all about…
  • 28. Weblogs!
  • 29.
    • It’s all about…
  • 30. Social networks
    • MySpace
    • Bebo
    • Facebook
  • 31.  
  • 32.
    • It’s all about…
  • 33. So much more…
    • Training
    • Discovering resources
    • Outreach
    • Networking
    • Podcasting
    • Creation of resources
  • 34. So why not…
    • Create search engines for year/subject groups
    • Get students involved with a Zimbio group on an aspect of local history?
    • Create a Squidoo lens for teachers?
    • Start a library weblog?
    • Create a school flickr group
  • 35. Or…
    • A podcast or a radio station, both involving music students
    • A Pageflakes page that you can share with pupils/teachers/colleagues
    • Create del.icio.us or FURL accounts and share them
    • Start a wiki for all the school librarians in the area
  • 36. Or even
    • Use instant messaging in a homework help club
    • Create a book reading club using LibraryThing, Amazon and a weblog
    • Have a library tour on YouTube
  • 37. It’s already happening
  • 38.
    • That’s the Dayton Metro Library in Florida
    • Dance Revolution Tournament
    • Games days
    • Instant messaging of librarians for homework clubs
    • Teen blogs
    • Does it work? Borrowing rates have increased 12% in the last year.
  • 39.
    • It’s all about…
  • 40. Change
    • The web as a platform
    • The client as collaborator
    • The info-pro as publisher
    • Beta is forever
    • ‘ Good enough’ is actually good enough
    • Don’t wait until you get it right, just do it
    • It’s about speed
  • 41. And even more change
    • It’s about responsibility
    • ‘ Radical trust’
    • Organizations embracing resources
    • Freedom
    • No more ‘you can’t because’
    • It’s about exploring, playing and learning
  • 42.
    • It’s all about…
  • 43. 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
  • 44.
    • FOREVER
  • 45. Want more?
  • 46. Thank you!
    • Website: http://www.philb.com
    • “ I want to”: http://www.philb.com/iwantto.htm
    • Weblog: http://philbradley.typepad.com/i_want_to/
    • Presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/Philbradley/