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Web 2.0 and Libraries


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Overview of some tools and examples.

Overview of some tools and examples.

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  • 1. Web 2.0 and Libraries
    Bridget Schumacher
    Arts & Sciences Libraries
    University at Buffalo
  • 2. Agenda
    Defining Web 2.0
    Types of Tools and Examples
    Class activity
  • 3. What isWeb 2.0?
  • 4.
  • 5. Communication Tools
  • 6. Blogs
  • 7. Blogs
  • 8. Facebook
  • 9. Twitter
  • 10. Twitter (logged-in)
  • 11. Twitterfeed
  • 12. Tweetdeck
  • 13. Twitter Search
  • 14. Monitoring Twitter Search with RSS
  • 15. Foursquare
  • 16. Collaboration Tools
  • 17. Wikis
    Web-based tools
    Easy to use
    CommonCraft, Wikis in Plain English
    Image Credit: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic and cogdogblog on Flickr
  • 18. Wikis
  • 19. Social Bookmarking
    Store, share, manage, and organize your bookmarks online!
  • 20. Delicious
  • 21. Multimedia Tools
  • 22. Flickr
  • 23. YouTube
  • 24.
  • 25.
  • 26. Podcasts
    Digital audio files
    Playback on mobile device, portable audio player or computer
    RSS capability
    Image Credit: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic and Abletoven on Flickr.
  • 27. The Library Channel
    Who? Arizona State University Libraries
    What? News, events and announcements
  • 28. Lockwood Library Tours
  • 29. Review Tools
  • 30. Yelp
  • 31. Yahoo! Answers
  • 32. Other Useful Tools
  • 33. What is RSS?
    Technology used to share content
    Stands for:
    Really Simple Syndication
    Rich Site Summary
  • 34. Aggregators or Readers
    Web-based and desktop tools
    Used to read RSS feeds
    Display new content from web sites
    Also called:
    Feed reader
    News reader
    RSS reader
  • 35. e.g.: Google Reader
  • 36. Google Alerts
  • 37. Things to Keep in Mind
  • 38. Things to Keep in Mind
    You need support staff with the skills
    Continuous monitoring and updating
    It’s not free
    Time to learn technology
    Time for implementation
    Assess, assess, assess!
    Just because everyone else is doing it…
    Technology is an enhancement, not a replacement
  • 39. Questions or Comments?
    Bridget Schumacher
    Twitter: @bschu1022
  • 40. Class Activity
    Form a group of 4 classmates
    Discuss and complete worksheet
    Choose one group representative
    Reconvene and share with class
  • 41. Activity Topics
  • 42. You are a librarian at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Your library is trying to promote it's graphic novel collection to patrons.
  • 43. You are an archivist in the Special Collections at a university. You are working with a collection of student life materials from throughout the university's existence. Materials include: university songs and cheers; fraternity and sorority documents (including photos and handbooks); event calendars; and dorm life documents (photos, etc.).
  • 44. Your library hosts a Book of the Month club. You need to engage patrons in the discussions and promote the new reading material each month.
  • 45. Your library needs to create an online exhibit to educate patrons about the Digital Divide.
  • 46. Your library has received a donation of materials from Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House. This includes blueprints, photos, and other documentation from the architect.