Creating A Web 2.0 Toolbox For The Academic Library


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  • Introduction: Goal=talk little re: web 2.0 and potential uses for libraries. Share things we’ve done @ Colby, tools I’ve been looking at or interesting applications for technology happening @ other libraries.Wiki: Will be available, need to request Read O’Reilly description.Ice breaker (name, library, position, familiarity w/ 2.0, none, some, a lot).NEXT while IB.
  • My interpretation:* Web 2.0 is amorphous, but the central themes are communication, collaboration, accessibility, portability, and creativity.
  • Ready access no software to buy or complicated installationsmost are web-based or work on multiple OSweb-based applications are accessible via multiple computersEase of usemost have WYSIWYG interfaces and provide a large community of users for helpnot stuck w/ a user manual and technical supportOpportunities for collaboration (through and around the technology)With faculty and studentsWith colleagues (inside and outside of the library)Cost-savingsMany web 2.0 technologies are low or no costDynamic web presence Access to tools which make your web presence more interactive, incorporate multiple learning styles (e.g., multimedia), more graphically appealing.
  • How many using IM or text for Ref?Stats re: IM and texting. Study by Pew Internet in 2000, 50% of ppl used cell phones,, now 82%. Still evolving: Ohio University Libraries’ Skype Reference Service & kiosks
  • Many chat clients. A couple of options for text: Paid service Text a librarian, mosioAIM hack free
  • Aim IM account to monitor messages coming through via AIM text hack or AIM Wimzi widget, embeddable on home page.ADD TO WIKI!!!
  • How many using ???Pro account for $15/yr provides:No Jing logo or linksBetter quality video (mpeg-4) w/ smaller filesAbility to upload directly to YouTubeAbility to edit videos with Camtasia or IMovie
  • E.g.,Use for IM or email referenceDEMO Jing Screen Capture
  • Show Jing Screencast
  • Blogs typically include:Entries ordered by dateAutomatically creates an archive by dateAbility to tag posts and create categoriesAllows comments so that people can talk backAllows RSS so that people can add your blog to their feed reader.Wikis: wikipedia = best known example
  • Focus on: the message rather than the medium (e.g., simple to create and update). timeliness, fresh content (frequent updates) online conversations (generally personal in tone, written by one person or with a unified “voice”); provide space for comments/feedback. many options for integrating LibWorm allows you to search across multiple library-related blogs and create custom RSS feeds.Twitter is a free microblogging service that allows you to compose blog posts of 140 characters or less via: Twitter's web interface SMS (text messages from your cell phone) instant messaging (send messages from selected third-party applications People can follow posts via:Twitter's web interface SMS (text messages from your cell phone) instant messaging (send messages from selected third-party applications SnitterTwhirlTwitterFoxin a feed reader (your posts generate a unique RSS feed) Can add hashtags to create searchable tags for your tweets
  • ApplicationsSubject guidesPolicy & procedure manualsKnowledge basesExamplesThe Ohio University Libraries Biz WikiColby Libraries Student Worker WikiMaine Academic Libraries WikiToolsWikispacesPBWiki
  • Create an online profile and interact with others virtually.
  • MSG: add ons like maps, embedded web links, click to call, audio and video clips. Can pay 94 euros to get rid of footer ad.
  • Creating A Web 2.0 Toolbox For The Academic Library

    1. 1. Maine Academic Libraries Conference<br />April 17, 2009<br />Creating a Web 2.0 Toolbox for the Academic Library<br />
    2. 2. What is Web 2.0?<br />“Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an "architecture of participation," and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.”<br />Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media, Inc.<br />
    3. 3. Or, to put it another way…<br />“Web 2.0 is made of people!” 1<br />“Web 2.0 refers to the second generation of the Web, which enables people with no specialized technical knowledge to create their own websites, to self-publish, create and upload audio and video files, share photos and information and complete a variety of other tasks.” 2<br />“One of those "cool" terms that is batted around with little definition. It refers to the “second generation” Web, today’s WWW that is more interactive and participatory than the Web used to be…”3<br />
    4. 4. Web 2.0 technologies can offer<br />Ready access<br />Ease of use<br />Opportunities for collaboration<br />Cost-savings<br />Dynamic web presence<br />
    5. 5. The evolution of library reference…<br />
    6. 6. Lots of options for IM and Text…<br />
    7. 7. …and one chat client to rule them all<br />
    8. 8. askrefmill:your message here<br />
    9. 9. How it all comes together…<br />
    10. 10. A simpler alternative…<br />Just AIM<br />AIM account<br />AIM Wimzi widget<br />AIM 265010 for text<br />
    11. 11. Screencasts<br />A [screen capture or screencast] is worth a thousand words<br />
    12. 12. Jing: Screen Capture<br />
    13. 13. Jing: Screencast<br />
    14. 14. Blogs, Microblogs & Wikis<br />blog blȯg, bläg noun, short for Weblog:a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer<br />wi·ki wi-kē noun, WikiWikiWeb:a Web site that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections <br />Source:<br />"blog." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009.Merriam-Webster Online. 14 April 2009<><br />"wiki." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009.Merriam-Webster Online. 14 April 2009<><br />
    15. 15. Think outside the blog<br />Applications<br />General publicity<br />Highlighting specific resources & collections<br />Content management system<br />Staff communication<br />Examples<br />Ann Arbor District Library<br />MADreads, Madison Public Library<br />The Troy Library<br />Miller Reference & Circulation Blog<br />Library of Congress on Twitter<br />Tools<br />Wordpress<br />Blogger<br />Twitter and Twitter Search<br />
    16. 16. Wikis<br />Applications<br />Subject guides<br />Policy & procedure manuals<br />Knowledge bases<br />Examples<br />The Ohio University Libraries Biz Wiki<br />Maine Academic Libraries Wiki<br />Tools<br />Wikispaces<br />PBWiki<br />
    17. 17. Social Networking<br />Applications<br />Marketing the library<br />Creating a sense of community<br />Adding patron-generated content <br />Gathering feedback<br />Expanding your web presence<br />Tools & Examples<br />Facebook<br />University of Maine, Fogler Library Facebook Page<br />Stanford University, Green Library Ad<br />Flickr<br />Dewey Library Blog<br />Library of Congress Photo Stream on Flickr<br />Westmont PL Flickr Stream: New Books<br />Celebrate Banned Books Week at Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan <br />Delicious<br />
    18. 18. Widgets<br />Applications & Examples<br />Embedding applications<br />Chat Widgets<br />RSS Feeds<br />Catalog or Database Searches<br />Maximizing your web “real estate”<br />BlidgetPro<br />SproutBuilder Example<br />Tools<br />Widgetbox<br />Sprout<br />Share This<br />
    19. 19. Web Design & Content<br />Tools<br />Website design<br />Weebly<br /><br /><br />Images<br />WikiMedia Commons<br />Google Images<br />Flickr<br />Open ClipArt Library<br /><br />GIMP 2.6<br />Audio<br />Freesound Project<br />Audacity<br />Video<br />, Moving Images<br />Microsoft Movie Maker<br />Apple iMovie<br />YouTube<br />Vimeo<br />
    20. 20. Updating & Expanding Your Toolbox<br />Lifehacker<br />Mashable<br />GO2WEB20<br />LibWorm<br />
    21. 21. A few of my current favorite things<br />Lovely Charts<br />Dropbox<br />Prezi<br />LibGuides<br />Please share some of yours!<br /><br />