Web 2.0, A Gentle Overview

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Ohio Library Support Staff Institute (OLSSI)
Denison University
August 3, 2009

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Web 2.0, A Gentle Overview

  1. 1. OLSSI, Denison University - August 3, 2009 Web 2.0, The Future… Today! “a gentle overview”
  2. 2. Brian C. Gray <ul><li>Head of Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian: Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University </li></ul><ul><li>Work email: bcg8@case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Work phone: 216-368-8685 </li></ul><ul><li>IM: AIM - kslbcg8 </li></ul><ul><li>ICQ - 499284601 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Chat - kslbcg8@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>MSN - bcg8@case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo - kslbcg8 </li></ul>(Picture Taken in SL)
  3. 3. Resources <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/bcg8 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.case.edu/bcg8/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com/bcg8 </li></ul><ul><li>Coming soon: http://blog.case.edu/ksl/learning2/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. My Interest in Web 2.0 <ul><li>Teach RSS, blog, & wiki workshops at KSL </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute & helped design 4 KSL blogs </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Library 2.0 participant </li></ul><ul><li>ALA LAMA Web Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, RSS, Wiki, Communities, Connect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regular IM user </li></ul><ul><li>Over a dozen presentations/trainings at various venues </li></ul><ul><li>See benefits of “free” tools to libraries & library users </li></ul><ul><li>Non-techie trained person that likes to “play” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Topics <ul><li>What is Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>What is Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we care </li></ul><ul><li>Various Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Library concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Examples and more examples </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reasons Why You Must Care <ul><li>Online competition to libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative method of PR/marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative method of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative publishing practices </li></ul><ul><li>User awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>“ Buzz” word right now </li></ul><ul><li>Users are unaware and/or are creating alternatives to library resources </li></ul>
  7. 8. Coined by O'Reilly Media (2004) http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html#mememap
  8. 9. <ul><li>What Is Web 2.0, Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software </li></ul><ul><li>Tim O'Reilly, 09/30/2005 </li></ul>http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
  9. 10. More on Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ surfing” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content within a specific space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Granular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syndication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web as a “platform” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Long Tail” </li></ul>
  10. 11. WEB 2.0 Mindset <ul><li>Key concepts or focus points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based rather than software based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data/information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections/relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. WEB 2.0 Concepts <ul><ul><li>Enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User “tagged” or defined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remixable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Library 2.0 <ul><li>Coined by Michael Casey on his blog LibraryCrunch </li></ul><ul><li>Some other library contributors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stephen Abram (SirsiDynix’s VP of Innovation): http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Blyberg: www.blyberg.net </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Library 2.0 <ul><li>Some other library contributors: </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Levine (Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide @ ALA): www.theshiftedlibrarian.com </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Stephens: http://tametheweb.com/ </li></ul>
  14. 15. Library 2.0 Concepts <ul><li>Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Constant and purposeful change </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>User designed </li></ul><ul><li>User created </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback </li></ul><ul><li>2-way information </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching new users </li></ul>
  15. 16. Warnings (or Thoughts) <ul><li>What do users want? </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in technology and/or time worth it? </li></ul><ul><li>What do users expect? </li></ul><ul><li>What are users doing on their own? </li></ul><ul><li>How can users contribute? </li></ul>
  16. 23. PBWorks
  17. 24. Blogger
  18. 25. Twitter
  19. 26. Flickr
  20. 27. YouTube
  21. 28. Second Life
  22. 29. Mobile Devices
  23. 30. Kindle Pilot @ CWRU

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