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What is Web 2.0? - A Potpourri of Examples

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September 19, 2007
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University

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  • 1. What is Web 2.0? A Potpourri of Examples Brian C. Gray, Head of Reference Librarian - Engineering, Math, & Statistics Kelvin Smith Library Case Western Reserve University Case Libraries Brown Bag Lunch Series September 19, 2007
  • 2. EXPECTATIONS FOR TODAY
    • What is Web 2.0?
    • Why should we care?
    • Library 2.0
    • Benefits for users & us
    • Or, how do we “play”
  • 3. My Personal Interest in Web 2.0
    • RSS workshop & help with 3 blogs at KSL
    • ALA Library 2.0 participant
    • ALA LAMA Web Coordinator
      • Blogs, RSS, Wiki, Communities
    • Teach workshop for KSU SLIS
    • Regular IM user
    • Non-IT trained person that likes to “play”
  • 4. Reasons Why We Must Care
    • Competition to libraries
    • Alternatives: marketing & communication
    • New publishing practices
    • User awareness
    • Efficiency
    • “Buzz” word right now
    • Users are unaware of us or are creating alternatives to library resources
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    • What Is Web 2.0, Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software
    • Tim O'Reilly, 09/30/2005
    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
  • 7. 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. Key Concepts
    • Collaboration & Sharing
    • Ownership & Participation
    • Creation
    • Web-based rather than software based
    • Data & Information
    • Social
    • Connections & Relationships
    • Trust
  • 9. More Concepts
    • Enrichment
    • Personal data/identity
    • Decentralized
    • User “tagged” or defined
    • Experience
    • Services
    • Remixable
    • Behavior
  • 10. Library 2.0
    • Coined by Michael Casey on his blog LibraryCrunch
    • Some major library contributors:
    Stephen Abram John Blyberg Michael E. Casey Jenny Levine Paul Miller Michael Stephens
  • 11. Library 2.0 Concepts
    • Delivery
    • Constant & purposeful change
    • Adaptation
    • User designed &/or created
    • Participation
    • User feedback
    • 2-way information exchange
    • Reaching new users
  • 12. Warnings (or My Thoughts)
    • What do users want &/or expect?
    • Investment in technology &/or time?
    • What are users doing on their own?
    • How can users contribute?
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  • 14. Do you recognize RSS?
  • 15. RSS
    • RSS drives the data transfer in many web 2.0 tools
    • Efficient way to share news and data, plus support research
    • User initiated subscriptions to a “web address containing data”
  • 16. KSL RSS Feeds
  • 17. RSS in Databases & Publisher Websites
    • Create a RSS alert directly from a result lists, a search history, or a publication’s table of contents.
  • 18. RSS and OPML
    • OPML can be shared so everyone has access to the same content
    • Promote to instructors as a tool for creating reading lists
    • Library recommended sites
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  • 21. RSS Changing Info Users
    • Moving away from email & listservs
    • Current awareness
    • “PULL” rather than “PUSH”
    • Sharing everything - Privacy?
    • Speed
    • Few years ago…”If not on the Internet, it is not legitimate” - Is RSS the next thing patrons use to judge products & services?
  • 22. BLOGS
    • Today’s “publishing platform”
    • Allows patron ownership in their web experience with the organization
    • Continue conversations after events
    • Allows more staff to participate in the external voice of the library
    • Share more, build participation
  • 23. Blog Considerations
    • Purpose: News, discussion, etc.
    • Open, no commenting, or moderation?
    • Allow tracking/pinging?
    • Spam prevention
    • Single or multiple authors?
    • How often are entries added?
    • Legal considerations (non-profit status, advertising, organizational policies, etc.)
  • 24. Workplace E-Mail, Instant Messaging, & Blogs
    • 8% of organizations have business blogs
    • 55% of business blogs are public
    • Less than 2% of organizations assign a lawyer or other responsible party to review employees’ entries
    • Nearly 2% have fired workers for offensive blog content - including posts on employees’ personal blogs
    American Management Association – 2006 Survey
  • 25. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
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  • 27. http://blogs.ala.org
  • 28. ALA LAMA’s New Blog
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  • 36. Blog Based OPAC
    • Casey Bisson
    • WPopac: An OPAC 2.0 Testbed
    • WordPress based, so already have access to more programmers than the ILS vendors combined
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  • 39. Blogger is FREE
  • 40. Patrons Blogging About Libraries
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  • 46. PBwiki is FREE
  • 47. St. Joseph County Public Library
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  • 62. SL Stats (9/18/07)
    • Residents During Last 7 Days: 304,531
    • Total Residents: 9,577,058
    • Total L$ Supply (L$): 3,384,590,217
    • Total $ Transactions (August): 7,932,739
    • Total Customers Spending Money In-World in August: 304,499
    • Over 1,000,000 in August L$: 416
  • 63. Second Life
  • 64. SL Conferences
  • 65. Meetings in SL
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  • 73. Workplace E-Mail, Instant Messaging, & Blogs
    • 35% of employees use IM at work
    • Only 31% of organizations have policies
    • 13% retain IM business records
    • 2% have dismissed workers for inappropriate IM chat
    American Management Association – 2006 Survey
  • 74. Pew/Internet: Teens & Technology (2005)
    • 75 % of online teens and 65% of all teens (16 million) use IM
    • 48% of teens who use instant messaging use it daily, 30% use it several times a day
    • 42% of online adults reported using instant messaging
    http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/162/report_display.asp
  • 75. Ask-a-Librarian Service
  • 76. Trillian, Meebo, etc.
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  • 84. Podcasting as Simple as Making a Phone Call
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  • 86. Gaming for Instruction
  • 87. ePortfolios http://helenbarrett.com/web20portfolios.html
  • 88. Training http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com/
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  • 91. User Impact
    • Web 1.0
      • “surfing”
      • Content within a specific space
    • Web 2.0:
      • Decentralized
      • Granular
      • Syndication
      • Web as a “platform”
    • ” Long Tail”
  • 92.
    • [email_address]
    • http://blog.case.edu/bcg8/
    • http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/
    • http://www.slideshare.net/bcg8
    • THANK YOU!
    Brian C. Gray

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