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  • Emerging Trends, 2.0, and Libraries David Lee King Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library davidleeking.com
  • What is Web 2.0?
  • Web 2.0 has done a similar thing for the web.
  • From Wikipedia: “a … second- generation of Internet-based services — such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies — that let people collaborate and share information online in ways previously unavailable.”
  • communication, conversation, participation... Community
  • Web 2.0 Church 2.0 Music 2.0 Law 2.0 Advertising 2.0 Business 2.0 Library 2.0
  • Tagging RSS Readers Commenting RSS Glue of Web 2.0 User- Friending Generated Mashups Content Web as Platform
  • 1. RSS • Does 2 things: • subscribe to other websites that have RSS feeds (aka syndication) • create content in one place, but display it in another place • any content - text, photos, audio, video
  • RSS
  • 2. RSS Feed Readers
  • 3. Tagging, or Folksonomies • Categorizing the web • Choose personal keywords • Browseable and searchable • web 2.0 uses tagging
  • 4. Leaving Comments • one-on-one in the past • maybe a letter? • Here’s what it can be now
  • conversation
  • 29 comments!
  • On a Director’s Blog!!!
  • 5. User-Supplied Content • web 2.0 doesn’t exist without user generated content • most web 2.0 sites feature “my stuff” • text • photos • videos
  • 6. Web as Platform • web-based software • a platform that allows people to interact • not the usual “here’s the info about my organization” • email is a good example
  • 7. Mashups • From Wikipedia: “A mashup is a website or web application that seamlessly combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience.” • Usually via an API, RSS feed, or JavaScript
  • 8. Friending • Buddies, friends, contacts, followers • Linking to friends or contacts • sharing content • trusted buddy list
  • now, let’s jump right in • blogs • social networking sites • bookmark managers • wikis • instant messaging • podcasting and videocasting • Library Catalogs???
  • blogs
  • what can you do with blogs? • communicate with your patrons! • start conversations... • new books, videos, what’s new at the library • internal staff newsletter • subject guide current awareness • reaching customers where they are...
  • Play Time!
  • Social Networking Sites
  • What can you do with Social Networking Sites? • Reach patrons in THEIR space • Use contact lists to push events and news • Direct links to library material • Share – why should I attend your teen program? • Use them as search tools
  • Bookmark Managers • AKA Social Bookmarking • IE favorites is tied to a single PC • Bookmark managers do the same thing… • … but are accessible via the web! • how it works • add a bookmark, add tags, description, clipping • Others can add comments, ratings • Others can subscribe via RSS • searchable
  • What can you do with Bookmark Managers? • Access your own bookmarks anywhere • Find an expert and subscribe • Search • Share! • actual links • expertise
  • Wiki • What’s a Wiki? • A website that allows anyone to add and edit content • Great for collaborative authoring • Tracks changes so you can revert back to older page if needed • Monitor changes via RSS • Searchable • Comments can be allowed
  • What can you do with a Wiki? • Subject Guides • Staff Intranet • Project management • Committee/Taskforce minutes • Allowing patrons to interact with you…
  • Instant Messaging • AKA IM • Pretty easy – you type, hit enter, they type, hit enter, etc. • Chat history is tracked • Real time communication • PCs, cell phones, PDAs all have IM
  • IM Clients • Individual clients: • AOL AIM • MSN Messenger • Yahoo! Messenger • IRC, ICQ, Jabber, GTalk, GroupWise Messenger, etc. • Multi-Client services: • Trillian, Gaim, Meebo
  • What can you do with IM? • IM Reference • IM library staff • Can be less hassle than email or phone • Allowing patrons to reach you!
  • Podcasting • Web feed of audio that anyone can subscribe to • To listen: • Need an MP3 player • Need an RSS feed • Need a feed reader • Even better - A podcasting aggregator (ie., iTunes and Juice)
  • Creating a Podcast 1. • Something to say – most important • Microphone = can be a Radio Shack cheapie • Audacity = free • Place to store the podcast – archive.org, blip.tv, etc. = free • RSS feed that will distribute podcasts = free (FeedBurner does this) • Free, free, free vs Time, Time, Time!
  • What can you do with Podcasting? • Library news/upcoming events • Booktalks • Oral histories • Lectures • Local music • Author readings • Library instruction/guided tours • Reach patrons where they are…
  • Videocasting • same idea as podcasting - but with video • to watch: need a video player • rss feed • feed reader • even better - a video aggregator (mefeedia, fireant, itunes)
  • Creating a VideoCast • Something to say • Camcorder – cheapies for $30… • Digital video editing software • Place to store the videocast – archive.org = free • RSS feed that distributes videocasts = free (feedburner again) • pricey, Takes Time, Is Very Cool.
  • what can you do with video? • lectures, events, instruction • virtual tours • book talks • something completely original • reaching those patrons again...
  • Play Time!
  • Amazon vs OPAC
  • Extending the catalog...
  • Why should I make time for Web 2.0?
  • What are YOU doing at your library? here’s what your patrons want to do...
  • 1. relevant to the next generation • IM & txt messaging • Creating user-generated content • Using web 2.0 tools for storage, bookmarking, current awareness, entertainment
  • 2. teach the current generation • information literacy • show grandpa how to use flickr • small business owner and vanity searching • news junkie, meet RSS feeds http://flickr.com/photos/prupert/68375339/
  • 3: Teach them how to subscribe to your library
  • 4. save time! • professional reading • IM vs phone vs email • bookmarking • working smarter by using tools...
  • 5. Patrons want to participate
  • 29 comments!
  • 6. be a community leader • become a community resource • we were the only place teaching Word...
  • 7. land a cool job NextGen Librarian: “We need someone to manage Web 2.0 tool development to support member librarian blogging, podcasting, a Moodle server, Drupal, and other services.”
  • How do I make time for new stuff?
  • Finding Time
  • Changing focus • Finding time vs willingness and priority • You have to want to change • change job
  • Schedule your time
  • Granting time • give time - for reading, playing, learning, creating • send staff to formal training • practical training for staff - teach what's relevant to your staff and library • buy books for training
  • Show Admin... • the numbers - explain your plan, set goals, project results • the money - as in $0 spent • the participation - real customers adding real value to the library • the missing piece - show how it fits into organizational plan
  • Yikes! My boss says I need to learn this • 15 minutes a day • start with your interests • find some blogs to read • leave comments • Work through a Learning 2.0 plan
  • Where to start? • blogs: • blogger.com or wordpress.com • what are you going to write about? • Wikis: • PB Wiki • use it for your next committee project
  • Where to start? • IM • sign up for AOL Instant Messenger • Use Meebo to chat with co-workers (or me!) • Social Networks • Get a FaceBook account • friend other librarians • Podcasting and Videocasting • think of a reason and a goal, then go for it! • Use whatever’s handy - digital camera video is fine
  • Why?
  • This is not your library
  • This is your library
  • This is your library
  • This is your library
  • Thank you! davidleeking.com