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  • WEB 2.0: The Basics Every Librarian Should Know
  • Why learn about Web 2.0?
    • The way people communicate is changing.
    • These Web 2.0 technologies are changing the patron expectations of our library catalogs.
    • Web 2.0 has produced a wide variety of content; librarians need to be able to sift through more data than ever before!
  • Presentation Overview
    • Web 2.0 is in part new, tangible technologies and in part intangible concepts .
    • The purpose of this presentation is to learn a little about new technologies and the concepts that constitute Web 2.0.
  • Web 1.0
    • Computer users were usually passive online browsers.
  • Characteristics of Web 1.0
    • Web content was primarily created by
    • big business
    • big government
    • big organizations
    • established media
  • Gathering Info: Web 1.0 v 2.0 Web 1.0 Web 2.0
  • Web 1.0 Was Exclusive
    • To create Web content someone needed:
    • to know HTML
    • to have access to an expensive HTML editor
    • to purchase expensive Web hosting
  • Web 2.0
    • Computer users are creative contributors of Web content!
  • Web 2.0 Users
    • Create their own content.
    • Share content with others.
    • Connect with people.
  • The “Social” Aspect of Web 2.0
    • The sharing + connecting = Social
  • Quick Statistic: Photo Uploads
    • People upload 3-5 million photos everyday to a popular photo sharing site.
  • Factors Making Web 2.0 Possible:
    • It’s easy!
    • It’s free!
    • It’s fun!
  • Web 1.0 v. Web 2.0
    • Websites that best exemplify Web 2.0 characteristics:
      • Allowing users to contribute and share content
      • Web as a computing platform
    Web 2.0 Showcase
  • Components of Web 2.0
    • Offers users the ability to contribute and share content:
    • Opinions:
    • http://www.amazon.com (title: In Defense of Food)
    • photos
    • http://flickr.com
    • video
    • http://youtube.com
    • Knowledge
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2
  • Tagging
    • The act of assigning a keyword to a digital object.
    • Folksonomy = Folks + Taxonomy
    • Incredibly helpful, but not perfect…
  •  
  • LibraryThing Tag Cloud
  • Popular Web 2.0 Site Creation Tools
    • Blogs: Sites built on powerful databases.
    • I might show NHAIS Blog: http://nhais.blogspot.com
    • Wikis: Sites that can be edited online by specified individuals.
    • I will probably show Summer Reading Wiki:
    • http://nhsrp2008.wetpaint.com/
  • According to a blog search engine…
    • Bloggers post to their blogs at a rate of 18 updates a second.
    • 175,000 new blogs every day. 13 million blogs.
  • Components of Web 2.0
    • The Web as a computing platform
    • Programs run from the Web
    • I will do a quick demo of Google Docs & Spreadsheets
  • In conclusion
    • Web 2.0 empowers the end user!
    • It is actually easier to be a Web contributor than ever before.
    • Questions? Comments?
    Wrap-up