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Case Libraries Brown Bag Lunch Series

Case Libraries Brown Bag Lunch Series
September 19, 2007
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University

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    • 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
    • EXPECTATIONS FOR TODAY
      • What is Web 2.0?
      • Why should we care?
      • Library 2.0
      • Benefits for users & us
      • Or, how do we “play”
    • 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”
    • 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
    • Coined by O'Reilly Media (2004) http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html#mememap
    • Key Concepts
      • Collaboration & Sharing
      • Ownership & Participation
      • Creation
      • Web-based rather than software based
      • Data & Information
      • Social
      • Connections & Relationships
      • Trust
    • More Concepts
      • Enrichment
      • Personal data/identity
      • Decentralized
      • User “tagged” or defined
      • Experience
      • Services
      • Remixable
      • Behavior
    • 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
    • Library 2.0 Concepts
      • Delivery
      • Constant & purposeful change
      • Adaptation
      • User designed &/or created
      • Participation
      • User feedback
      • 2-way information exchange
      • Reaching new users
    • 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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    • Do you recognize RSS?
    • 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”
    • KSL RSS Feeds
    • RSS in Databases & Publisher Websites
      • Create a RSS alert directly from a result lists, a search history, or a publication’s table of contents.
    • 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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    • 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?
    • 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
    • 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.)
    • 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
    • http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
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    • http://blogs.ala.org
    • ALA LAMA’s New Blog
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    • 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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    • Blogger is FREE
    • Patrons Blogging About Libraries
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    • PBwiki is FREE
    • St. Joseph County Public Library
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    • 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
    • Second Life
    • SL Conferences
    • Meetings in SL
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    • 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
    • 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
    • Ask-a-Librarian Service
    • Trillian, Meebo, etc.
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    • Podcasting as Simple as Making a Phone Call
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    • Gaming for Instruction
    • ePortfolios http://helenbarrett.com/web20portfolios.html
    • Training http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com/
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    • User Impact
      • Web 1.0
        • “surfing”
        • Content within a specific space
      • Web 2.0:
        • Decentralized
        • Granular
        • Syndication
        • Web as a “platform”
      • ” Long Tail”
      • [email_address]
      • http://blog.case.edu/bcg8/
      • http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/
      • http://www.slideshare.net/bcg8
      • THANK YOU!
      Brian C. Gray