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  • a Useful Online Software: Learn how to make Web 2.0 work for your library! New Hampshire Library Association Spring Conference May 18, 2007
  • Presentation Outline
    • Web 1.0 v. Web 2.0
    • Traditional software v. online software
    • Live demonstration of online software
    • Advantages of online software
    • How to stay current
  • Web 1.0
    • Users were passive Web viewers.
  • Web 2.0
    • Users play an active role in the Web.
  • Web 2.0 Users…
    • Create their own content
    • Share content with others
    • Connect with people
  • http://www.5min.com:80/Video/Making-Pico-De-Gallo-1223
  • Traditional Software v. Online Software
  • Software Traditional = Resides on your computer
  • Online Software Online software = Resides on the Internet
  • Types of Online Software
    • Word Processors that are compatible with MS Word and Open Office.
    • Spreadsheets that can do everything MS Excel does.
    • File Storage that works like your Windows Explorer.
    • Photo editing that can crop, resize, and alter your photos.
  • Software or Website?
    • In many cases…
    • Both!
  • Synonyms (at least for this presentation…)
    • Applications = Software = Programs
    • Online software = Web-based software = Webware = Webapp
  • How is it possible? Faster Internet connections Faster computers New programming techniques
  • Ajax Demo
  • Useful Online Software for Libraries
  • Types of Software…
    • Word processing
    • Spreadsheets
    • File Storage
    • Photo Editing
    • Video Editing
  • Online Word Processing
  • Web-based Spreadsheets
  • Online File Storage
  • Web-based Photo Editors
  • Web-based Presentations
  • Web-based Video Editing
  • Web-based Desktops
    • Web developers are creating online software that appears similar to your conventional desktop.
    • These desktop programs include word processors, online file storage, email, chat, blogs, RSS reader, address book, and even a simple MP3 player.
  • Advantages to Online Software or Why Librarians (Should) Love Web-based Applications
  • Advantages of Online Software v. Traditional Software
  • Free! Advantage #1:
  • No Downloads Required Advantage #2:
  • Better Access to Applications & Data Advantage #3
  • Expand Library Services (for Free) Advantage #4
  • Webware Is Easy To Use
    • Looks like & works like traditional software
    • Built to be easy!
    Advantage #5
  • Future Trends
    • Webware will continue to expand and improve.
    • Growing trend of online/offline applications
  • Staying Current
    • Blogs
      • Tech Crunch
      • http:// techcrunch.com
      • Life Hacker
      • http:// lifehacker.com
      • Webware
      • http:// webware.com
  • References
    • http://www.aventureforth.com/2005/09/06/top-10-ajax-applications/
    • http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/08/sun-responds-to-ajax-silverlight-with-javafx/