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  • Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 It’s Okay to Play! Dave Pattern, Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield [email_address] http://www.daveyp.com/blog/
  • Contents
    • Question time!
    • Web 2.0
    • Web 2.0 example - Flickr
    • Freeconomics
    • Library 2.0
    • Play and experimentation
    • Library 2.0 at Huddersfield
    • Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • Do you… ?
  • …regularly use a mobile phone? http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/21035301/
  • … do U snd txt msgz? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougww/405962640/
  • … have you own a MP3 or portable media player? http://www.flickr.com/photos/foobarbaz/285634851/
  • …have broadband at home? http://www.flickr.com/photos/rastrus/54677712/
  • …have wireless access at home? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorywithserifs/141398971/
  • … regularly use your home PC for an hour each evening? http://www.flickr.com/photos/declanjewell/517966692/
  • … regularly use your home PC for 2 or 3 hours each evening? http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronjacobs/64368770/
  • …have you own blog? http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasta/415625308/
  • … read other people’s blogs and leave comments? http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2008/10/26/multitouch-on-the-eeepc-1000h/
  • …use Wikipedia?
  • …edit pages on Wikipedia?
  • …use online chat?
  • … have a games console at home? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstar/336785888/
  • … play online or visit virtual worlds? http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianinblack/268138378/
  •  
  • The Two Tims
    • “Web 2.0 is the business revolution in computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform.” ( Tim O’Reilly , Dec 2006)
    • “[Web 2.0 is] what the Web was supposed to be all along.” ( Tim Berners-Lee , Aug 2006)
  • Web 1.0 – Once Upon a Time…
  • Web 1.0 – mid 1990s
    • Slow access speeds (e.g. dial-up modem)
    • Limited availability
    • Static web pages
    • Little interactivity
    • Mostly text …lots and lots of text …on a grey background!
    • Web sites that would only work with one type of web browser
    • The “Read Only Web”
  • Web 2.0 – mid 2000s
    • Fast access speeds (e.g. broadband)
    • Wide availability (e.g. wireless)
    • Dynamic web pages
    • High interactivity
    • Lots of multimedia
    • Web sites that work on many devices (e.g. PCs, mobile phones, etc)
    • The “Read/Write Web”
  • Super connected
    • Web 1.0 was about connecting computers
      • dial-up -> ISDN -> broadband -> wireless
    • Web 2.0 is about connecting people
      • instant messaging & chatrooms
      • Skype & VoIP
      • social networking sites
      • virtual words (Second Life, Club Penguin, etc)
      • communities of common interest
      • microblogging (Twitter, etc)
  • Key Web 2.0 concepts
    • Applications delivered via a web browser
    • Exploiting and (sometimes freely) sharing data
    • Mashups and other unintended uses
    • User participation, empowerment, and collaboration
    • Social networking
    • Communities of interest
    • Tagging and folksonomies
  • a Web 2.0 example…
  • Flickr
  • Flickr
  • Flickr
  • Flickr – image pools
  • Flickr - tags
  • Flickr – tag cloud
  • Flickr - geotagging
  • Flickr & Libraries
  • Flickr & Libraries
  • Flickr & Libraries
  • Flickr – mashups
    • Flickr Services API
    • Moo cards
    • Flickr toys
    • Retrievr
    • Colr Pickr
    • Multicolr Search Lab
  • Some facts and figures
    • over 3 billion images on Flickr
    • 110 million MySpace accounts
    • 261 million edits on Wikipedia
    • 112 million weblogs tracked by Technorati
    • 110 million Facebook accounts
    • 32 million books on LibraryThing
    • 8.2 million editors on Wikipedia
    • 2.6 million Wikipedia articles
  • So, who’s doing all this stuff? http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/163450213/
  • US online demographics Pew Report: Generations Online (Oct 2007)
  • “social website for over-50s”
  • Freeconomics… …or, is there such a thing as a “free lunch”?
  • A Tale of Two (Capa)cities
    • IBM Deskstar HDD
    • June 2000
    • £125
    • 20GB
    • £6.25 per GB
    • £6,250 per TB
    • What will the price per GB/TB be in 2016?
    • Hitachi Deskstar HDD
    • July 2008
    • £95
    • 1000GB (1TB)
    • £0.09½ per GB
    • £95 per TB
  • Freeconomics
    • “Never in history has so much innovation been offered to so many for so little [cost]. The world’s most exciting businesses – technology, transport, media, medicine and finance – are increasingly defined by the word ‘free’ … … It is a difficult proposition to beat.”
          • Michael Schrage, “Why giveaways are changing the rules of business” (Financial Times, 2006)
  • Freeconomics
    • His new ambition, [Ryanair's founder Michael O'Leary] told the Financial Times in 2004, was to give customers free tickets, perhaps even to pay them to fly. He predicted: “In a decade or so, airlines will pay travellers to distribute people around Europe.”
    “The big giveaway” (Guardian, May 2008)
  • The BIG questions
    • “What happens when things get free?”
          • Professor Carver Mead, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology
  • The BIG questions
    • What happens to the music industry when I can fit every song ever recorded onto my MP3 player?
  • The BIG questions
    • What happens when free wireless internet access is available everywhere?
  • The BIG questions
    • What happens to my local library when I can access every book ever written on my e-book reader?
  • 2008 British Library/JISC Report
    • The information environment in 2017:
      • electronic books, driven by consumer demand, will finally become established as the primary format for educational textbooks and scholarly books and monographs, as well as reference formats.
      • the most significant impact for research will not be how things get published, but how they get accessed .
    http://www.bl.uk/news/pdf/googlegen.pdf
  •  
  • Library 2.0
    • “...a loosely defined model for a modernized form of library service that reflects a transition within the library world in the way that services are delivered to users. This includes ... an increased flow of information from the user back to the library.”
    Wikipedia article for “ Library 2.0 ”
  • Library 2.0
    • Use of “2.0” technologies (blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, social networking, etc)
    • Actively involve users in developments
    • User centric initiatives
    • Delivering services directly to users
    • Libraries without walls (“ The Third Place ”)
    • The “Read/Write Library”
    • Liberate your data & make it work harder
  • “Library 2.0 is a state of mind” http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepattern/2054811083/
  • Time for a joke…
    • How many Librarians does it take to change a light bulb?
    • Change!?!
  • “ Creating the new library universe”
    • National & State Libraries Australasia draft paper
      • access is our primary driver
      • digital is mainstream
      • no job will be unchanged
      • new web technologies and community digital content are shaping user expectations and behaviour
      • some things we have always done, we will no longer do
      • experimentation and risk are necessary
      • people want services and spaces to be welcoming and easy to use, and they want to be independent
    The Big Bang: Creating the new library universe
  • Library 2.0
    • Challenges us to:
      • be more flexible
      • embrace change
      • be more willing to take risks
      • give library staff the opportunity to play and experiment with new technologies
      • go to where our users are, rather than force them to come to us
      • give our users opportunities to contribute
  • Librarian 2.0?
  • Librarian 2.0!
  • How do you become a “Librarian 2.0”?
  • Charlotte & Mecklenburg
  • 25 Things @ Huddersfield
  • Play and experimentation
  • It’s okay to play!
    • “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
      • attrib: George Bernard Shaw
    • 2007 Library & Information Show Workshop on Library 2.0
      • Q: I don’t get paid to play, I get paid to work
      • A: So, don’t call it “play”, call it “professional development”
  • Admit it, haven’t you wanted to do this in your library… http://www.flickr.com/photos/heather/1555430/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jon_black/2296111994/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jon_black/2296111980/
  • Huddersfield Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/organised/98972109/
  • 10% of our entire stock
  • “ I borrowed an orange book 3 years ago… what was it?”
  • Delft Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/39841872@N00/2364088926/
  • Delft Public Library ://www.flickr.com/photos/39841872@N00/2364046532/
  • Delft Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/39841872@N00/2364127282/
  • Delft Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/26837558@N03/2513818241/
  • Seattle Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/theta444/16800827/
  • Seattle Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/capnqwest/35731273/
  • Glasgow Caledonian University http://www.flickr.com/photos/ditlib/2417745585/
  • Glasgow Caledonian University http://www.flickr.com/photos/61998838@N00/2267623670/
  • Sheffield Information Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/paolomargari/758421220/
  • Library 2.0 @ Huddersfield …or “Huddersfield 2.0”?
  • Blogs for communication
  • Blogs for communication
  • Blogs for communication
  • Wikis for collaboration
  • Making our data work harder
  • Making our data work harder
  • RSS feeds
  • Alerting services
  • External data – LibraryThing
  • External data – Google Books
  • Shelf browsing
  • Keyword search visualisations
  • Data visualisations
  • Data visualisations
  • Data visualisations
  • Eye candy (Catherine Wheel?)
  • Eye candy
  • 3 year library refurbishment
  • So… fizz or bang? http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxypar4/2153422313/
  • Some final quotes about change
    • “The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.” (Abraham Lincoln)
    • “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” (Winston Churchill)
    • “Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.” (Robert C. Gallagher)
  • Thank you! http://www.daveyp.com/blog/