Libraries Building Community and Library 2.0

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Powerpoint presentation on innovative programs in Australian Libraries, presented at the Computers in Libraries 2007 conference in Arlington, Virginia. Part of my Ramsay Reid scholarship study tour.

Powerpoint presentation on innovative programs in Australian Libraries, presented at the Computers in Libraries 2007 conference in Arlington, Virginia. Part of my Ramsay Reid scholarship study tour.

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  • Information Librarian - part time, work on virtual services and customer service in biggest branch. Study scholarship. Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation - south east Melbourne, two local government areas. 7 branches and 1 bookmobile serving 265,000 - top 3 fastest growing area in Australia Corporation - tendering.

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  • 1. Libraries Building Community and Library 2.0 Michelle McLean Information Librarian
  • 2. A Land Down Under
    • Size = 95% of USA mainland
    • Population = 7% of USA
    • US - 1 librarian per 1886 people (2004 US Dept of Labour)
    • OZ - 1 librarian per 1939 people (2001 Census)
  • 3. Australian Initiatives
    • Libraries Building Community
    • Libraries Building Community Reports
    • Text appeal
    • Inside a dog
    • Web 2.0
    • Picture Australia/Flickr
    • Libraries Interact
    • Second Life and Virtual Libraries Interact
  • 4. Libraries Building Community
    • Study of public libraries by State Library Victoria
    • Initial study 2005, update due April 2007
    • Reports: Setting the scene, logging the benefits, bridging the gaps, showcasing the best
    • Library census 2006
    • http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/about/information/publications/
  • 5. Showcasing the best 2005
    • Developing social capital
    • Building individual skills
    • Reaching out to communities
    • Providing a gateway to information
  • 6. Library Census 2006
    • Cover all 45 public library services
    • 33,000 people surveyed
    • Representative of all age groups, cultural groups, family backgrounds and geography
    • Mainly borrowing books, activities
    • High satisfaction with library services
  • 7. Showcasing the best 2007
    • Retains same format as 2005
    • New in-depth case studies
    • Snapshots of other projects
    • Revisit some projects from 2005
  • 8. Text Appeal - Literary Dating
    • Hosted by the State Library of Victoria
    • Based on Belgium’s “lib-dating” program
    • Run over 4 nights in Dec 06, Jan - Feb 07
    • $20 per person, wine & light refreshments
    • All booked out!
  • 9. Text Appeal - Literary Dating
    • 320 attended
    • 200 on waiting list
    • Media coverage
    • International interest
    • Cost recovery
    • Future?
  • 10. Inside a dog
  • 11.
    • Book reviews
    • Author-in-residence
    • Previews
    • Author interviews
    • Book news
    • Find good reads
    • Forums
    • Competitions
  • 12.
    • Since January 2006
    • Over 200,000 visits
    • 1500 book reviews
    • 800 forum posts
    • 4000 competition entries
    • Positive feedback
  • 13. “ Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx www.insideadog.com.au
  • 14. Picture Australia & Flickr
    • Partnership between National Library & Yahoo
    • Aim to “enrich the heritage collections available through Picture Australia…..”
    • Began January 2006
  • 15. Picture Australia & Flickr
    • People, places and events
    • Over 600 members
    • Over 17,000 images
    • Current and historical content
    • Ourtown - March 07
  • 16. Picture Australia & Flickr
    • Copyright ownership
    • Creative Commons licences
    • Metadata
    • Picture Australia visits
  • 17. Picture Australia and Flickr
    • Easy to administer
    • Issues with tagging
    • Increase in use of Picture Australia
    • NLA has acquired selected images
    • http://www.pictureaustralia.org/Flickr.html
  • 18. Libraries Interact
    • Nicknamed LINT
    • “ Blog central for Australian libraries”
    • Across sectors/states
    • Independent & IT focussed
    • Team of regulars
    • Guest contributions
  • 19. Libraries Interact
    • Since September ‘06
    • Posts
    • Comments
    • Topics
    • Archived by NLA
    • librariesinteract.info
  • 20. Second Life and VLINT
    • Corporate presences
    • Library related presences
    • Australian Libraries Building
    • Aims
  • 21. Second Life and VLINT
    • Virtual Libraries Interact
    • Spin-off from Libraries Interact
    • “ Blog central for Australian Libraries in Other Worlds”
    • virtualibrariesinteract. info
  • 22. Other Projects
    • Reading Victoria
    • Summer reading program
    • Nov 06- Feb 07
    • 20 books
    • Author events, blog and website
    • SMS votes
  • 23. Reading Victoria - results
  • 24. Learning 2.0
    • Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries
    • Using PLCMC’s Learning 2.0
    • 80 staff and 5 non YPRL participants
    • Local expertise
  • 25. L2 UnConference
    • Held in Melbourne
    • Hosted by Yarra Plenty Libraries
    • Thomastown Library
    • Promoted through blog and email lists
    • Booked out quickly
    • 100 attended
  • 26. L2 UnConference
    • Topics covered:
    • RFID
    • Web 2.0=Library 2.0?
    • Blogs and Wikis
    • Tagging & Social Networking
    • Second Life
    • Virtual service
    • and more
  • 27. Library Lovers Day
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Activities at libraries to coincide
    • Website
    • Sharing ideas
    • Sharing feedback
    • 2nd year
    • Sponsorship
    • librarylovers.org.au
  • 28. Other initiatives
    • Legal Information Access Centre (NSW)
    • Drug Info @ Your Library (NSW)
    • Health Information Service (NSW)
    • Read around OZ (nationwide)
  • 29. Michelle McLean Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation [email_address]