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  • 1. Library 2.0?
    • Adam K. Fantom and Richard W. Smith
    • Instructional Resource Technicians
    • Harford Community College
  • 2. What is Web 2.0?
    • Term originally used by Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Press.
    • It is a loose term for the second generation of web platforms and tools that facilitate interactivity between users.
  • 3. What is Web 2.0?
    • Technology . Web 2.0 sites tend to use emerging technology such as AJAX or Ruby On Rails to design web tools that promote interactivity.
    • Social Interaction . Web 2.0 sites promote interactivity between sites, user and browser.
  • 4. Examples of Web 2.0
    • MySpace and Facebook
    • Digg.com
    • iGoogle.com
    • Blogs
    • Podcasts
    • Wikis
  • 5. What we are doing at the HCC Library
    • http://www.harford.edu/library/extras/
    • Not a full time project.
    • Use it to market the library to users who would not normally use the Library services.
    • Fluid, never ending project.
  • 6. Where we got our idea
    • University of Michigan MLibrary Labs
    • http://www.lib.umich.edu/labs/
    • “ MLibrary Labs is where the University of Michigan Library shows off some tools that are not quite ready for prime time. These are all experiments and may behave unexpectedly.”
  • 7. Now to our Web 2.0 Tools……………
  • 8. HCC Library Blog
    • http://hcclibrary.blogspot.com/
    • The oldest of our Web 2.0 tools
    • Maintained by 1 staff member.
    • Uses Blogger.com, a free tool from Google.
    • Has a published RSS feed.
  • 9. HCC Library Podcast
    • http://www.harford.edu/library/podcast/feed.xml
    • Has been in operation for over 1 year, but currently only contains PDF files of Citation Manuals.
    • Has a published RSS feed.
    • Has a presence on iTunes.
  • 10. HCC RSS Feeds
    • Both the Blog and the Podcast have RSS Feeds which can be imported and used by whatever RSS Reader Software that you already use.
    • Examples of RSS Reader Software are:
      • Bloglines.com
      • Google Reader
      • iTunes (for Podcasts)
  • 11. iGoogle
    • http://www.iGoogle.com
    • Personalized Start Page provided by Google.
    • We built a iGoogle “Gadget” that uses the same Library Catalog search box that is already found on the Library website.
    • Performs a keyword search of the HCC Library Catalog.
    • We can easily add more information/text to this “gadget” as needed.
    • XML script of this “gadget” can be used by other Web 2.0 tools.
  • 12. My Yahoo!
    • Personalized Start Page provided by Yahoo.
    • We provide the information needed on how to add our Library and Podcast RSS Feeds onto the user’s My Yahoo page.
  • 13. Firefox Search
    • Firefox has a built-in search box built into the browser. Normally, Google is the default search technology.
    • On the Library website, a user of Firefox 2.0 can automatically add the HCC Library Catalog as a search possibility. They can switch between other search technologies and a keyword search of our Library Catalog
    • This promotes interactivity between the user, their browser and the web.
  • 14. MySpace Widget
    • A flash based tool that users can add to their MySpace Page
    • Provides links to up to the moment posts from our RSS feeds.
    • Created by SpringWidgets.com, a News Corp. owned website.
    • Also works on Friendster, Hi5 and Xanga.
  • 15. What are our future plans to implement Web 2.0
    • Stay fluid.
    • Pay attention to what the students are using while in the Library.
    • Keep up with new technologies.
    • Start adding audio and/or video podcasts.
    • Facebook.
    • Add more to MySpace. Built in search box and/or a HCC Library MySpace page. Manpower???
  • 16. What are our future plans to implement Web 2.0
    • Add a dedicated HCC Library page on various social networking sites. Manpower???
    • Half Life. Manpower???
    • Delicious.com
    • Wikis.
  • 17. New Library website
    • We are developing a new Library website.
    • We hope to implement more Web 2.0 functionality and technology.
    • We will provide Usability testing of our current site as to best plan for the new site.
    • We will try to make the page as accessible for all users.