Libraries Do Matter: Enhancing Traditional Services with Library 2.0


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What is library 2.0? Should your library actually 'upgrade' from version 1.0 to 2.0? Is Library 3.0 on the horizon? Sit back and relax while Diana Sachs-Silveira and Chad Mairn answer these questions while unscrambling the hodgepodge of Web 2.0 lingo. Diana and Chad will introduce a variety of Web 2.0 concepts that have evolved into services like MySpace, Wikipedia, Del.ic.ious, Digg, Flickr, RSS, Second Life, Writely, and others and discuss how libraries can play a part in all of this.

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Libraries Do Matter: Enhancing Traditional Services with Library 2.0

  1. 1. Libraries Do Matter: Enhancing Traditional Services with Library 2.0. Diana Sachs-Silveira, Tampa Bay Library Consortium Chad Mairn, St. Petersburg College Libraries VIP Library Workshop May 11, 2007
  2. 2. Introducing Chad’s & Diana’s avatars …
  3. 3. Objectives: <ul><li>Discover what Web/Library 2.0 is. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how it can be used to promote traditional library services. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore other technological trends that are positively impacting libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight new library roles taking place in a new technological landscape? </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Machine is Us/ing Us
  5. 5. What is Web 2.0
  6. 6. Stabilo Boss’ pictures shared through Creative Commons License
  7. 7. The Many Forms of Social Computing © Forrester Research. Source: Social Computing – How Networks Erode Institutional Power, and What to Do About It. 13 February 2006. (,7211,38772,00.html ) [Thanks Robert Berkman for this slide.]
  8. 8. Online Photos <ul><li>Flickr tabblo scrapblog </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blogs
  10. 10. RSS
  11. 11. Wikis
  12. 12. Video
  13. 13. Audio
  14. 14. Podcasting MP3 +
  15. 15. Web-Based Communities <ul><li>Online social networks </li></ul><ul><li>People work together </li></ul><ul><li>Giving a “Voice of the voiceless” </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate several technologies </li></ul>
  16. 16. Online Communities <ul><li>MySpace , FaceBook , Friendster , Gather , Ning </li></ul>
  17. 17. Chatting <ul><li>Yahoo , MSN , Google </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo , Trillian </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>60% of teens and young adults on the Internet use chat “often” </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for file sharing, conferencing and VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 6 in 10 use IM to communicate at work </li></ul>
  18. 18. Folksonomy or tagging <ul><li>AKA ‘tagging’ </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Users add value </li></ul><ul><li>Harnessing Collective Intelligence of Users </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>Reddit </li></ul>
  20. 20. Gaming
  21. 21. Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game <ul><li>MMORPG or RPGs </li></ul><ul><li>WoW has 8 million subscribers world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 40 percent of gamers are female, and nearly a quarter of gamers are over the age of 40. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Second Life <ul><li>3+ million people on 2 nd Life </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate Chat, blogs, and often own economies </li></ul>
  23. 23. Teen Nights with Gaming Teen Night at Chesterfield Library
  24. 24. Online Documents <ul><li>EditGrid ; Google </li></ul>
  25. 25. What is news?
  26. 26. Portability
  27. 27. Remixing/Mashups http://
  28. 28. Are libraries still relevant?
  29. 29. Compare these mission statements: <ul><li>OCLC </li></ul><ul><li>To further access to the world’s information and reduce library costs by offering services for libraries and their users. </li></ul><ul><li>Google O rganize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful . </li></ul>Source: “Technology Curves and Libraries (or) The “Hurrieder” We Go, The “Behinder” We Get” by Richard Madaus.
  30. 30. Is this our future? Is the Machine Using/Us?
  31. 31. Library 2.0? <ul><li>“ Library 2.0 is not about technology.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library 2.0 is all about technology.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library 2.0 is a path towards improvement of services.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library 2.0 means abandoning services that serve small or unimportant groups.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library 2.0 is a paradigm shift that changes almost everything in a library.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library 2.0 is hype that can interfere with the sound ideals involved.” </li></ul>Source: ‘Cites & Insights.’ Crawford at Large. Vol 6, No 2 Midwinter 2006 p.4 Thanks again Robert Berkman!
  32. 32. Some Examples: <ul><li>Blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Darien, CT Library </li></ul><ul><li>Guilford Free Library Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia State University Library Subject Specific Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Connecticut Staff Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheshire Public Library Podcast : </li></ul>
  33. 33. Some Examples: <ul><li>Social Tagging: </li></ul><ul><li>University of Pennsylvania PennTags . Sample Record </li></ul><ul><li>St Petersburg College Library on LibraryThing ; Interactive Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Guilford Technical Community College on LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds: </li></ul><ul><li>Hennepin County Library: Events </li></ul><ul><li>Kenton Public Library: New Books, by Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Southington Library and Museum </li></ul><ul><li>U. Manitoba: health/science library feeds </li></ul><ul><li>( LisFeeds : Aggregated collection of library feeds) </li></ul><ul><li>The above examples courtesy of Jenny Levine @ The Shifted Librarian ( ) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Libraries must … <ul><li>Be noticed! </li></ul><ul><li>Be selective. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue collaborating. “Wisdom of crowds” </li></ul><ul><li>Help clear “data smog” (i.e., information overload). </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the user!!! </li></ul>
  35. 35. The Future? Web 3.0? <ul><li>Technology trends are fast </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Operating System </li></ul><ul><li>Next Generation Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management Systems (e.g., Joomla, Drupal) </li></ul><ul><li>Reference 2.0 = Ms. Dewey? </li></ul><ul><li>Keep our focus on the user </li></ul>
  36. 36. The Future is now!
  37. 37. What Now? <ul><li>Play! Learn! </li></ul><ul><li>TBLC’s 2.0 Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas and play nicely with others </li></ul><ul><li>Read Blogs and blog your experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Think outside the box </li></ul>
  38. 39. Check out and add to: Chad Mairn St. Petersburg College  (727) 341.7181 GoogleTalk: chadmairn   Diana Sachs-Silveira TBLC (813)622-8252 ext 234 Yahoo ID: diverdee987   Presentation Available @: