Emerging Trends,
2.0, and Libraries

                           David Lee King
    Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
...
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...
communication, conversation,
     participation...

   Community
Web 2.0
Church 2.0                            Music 2.0

         Law 2.0            Advertising 2.0

                    ...
Tagging
   RSS Readers                Commenting

RSS

        Glue of Web 2.0
  User-
                                   ...
1. RSS

•   Does 2 things:
    •   subscribe to other websites that
        have RSS feeds (aka syndication)
    •   creat...
RSS
2. RSS Feed Readers
3. Tagging, or
          Folksonomies
•   Categorizing the web
•   Choose personal keywords
•   Browseable and searchable
...
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 ...
6. Web as Platform

•   web-based software
•   a platform that allows people to interact
•   not the usual “here’s the inf...
7. Mashups

•   From Wikipedia: “A mashup is a website or
    web application that seamlessly combines
    content from mo...
8. Friending

•   Buddies, friends, contacts,
    followers
•   Linking to friends or contacts
•   sharing content
•   tru...
now, let’s jump right in
•   blogs
•   social networking sites
•   bookmark managers
•   wikis
•   instant messaging
•   p...
blogs
what can you
          do with blogs?
•   communicate with your patrons!
•   start conversations...
•   new books, videos,...
Play Time!
Social Networking Sites
What can you do with
       Social Networking Sites?

•   Reach patrons in THEIR space
•   Use contact lists to push event...
Bookmark Managers

•   AKA Social Bookmarking
    •   IE favorites is tied to a single PC
    •   Bookmark managers do the...
What can you do with
           Bookmark Managers?

•   Access your own bookmarks anywhere
•   Find an expert and subscrib...
Wiki
•   What’s a Wiki?
    •   A website that allows anyone to add and
        edit content
    •   Great for collaborati...
What can you do
        with a Wiki?
•   Subject Guides
•   Staff Intranet
•   Project management
•   Committee/Taskforce ...
Instant Messaging

•   AKA IM
•   Pretty easy – you type, hit enter, they type, hit
    enter, etc.
•   Chat history is tr...
IM Clients
•   Individual clients:
    •   AOL AIM

    •   MSN Messenger

    •   Yahoo! Messenger

    •   IRC, ICQ, Jab...
What can you do with
        IM?

•   IM Reference
•   IM library staff
•   Can be less hassle than email or phone
•   All...
Podcasting

•   Web feed of audio that anyone can subscribe
    to
•   To listen:
    •   Need an MP3 player
    •   Need ...
Creating a Podcast
1.

 •   Something to say – most important
 •   Microphone = can be a Radio Shack cheapie
 •   Audacity...
What can you do with Podcasting?

•   Library news/upcoming events
•   Booktalks
•   Oral histories
•   Lectures
•   Local...
Videocasting

•   same idea as podcasting - but with video
•   to watch: need a video player
•   rss feed
•   feed reader
...
Creating a VideoCast
•   Something to say

•   Camcorder – cheapies for $30…

•   Digital video editing software

•   Plac...
what can you do
          with video?
•   lectures, events, instruction
•   virtual tours
•   book talks
•   something com...
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...
2. teach the current generation

                    •   information
                        literacy
                    ...
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 ...
How do I
make time for
 new stuff?
Finding
Time
Changing focus
 • Finding time
   vs
     willingness
     and priority
 •   You have to
     want to
     change
 •   cha...
Schedule
  your
  time
Granting time
  •   give time - for reading, playing,
      learning, creating
  •   send staff to formal training
  •   p...
Show Admin...
• the numbers - explain your plan, set
  goals, project results
• the money - as in $0 spent
• the participa...
Yikes! My boss says I
  need to learn this
• 15 minutes a day
• start with your interests
 • find some blogs to read
 • le...
Where to start?
• blogs:
 • blogger.com or wordpress.com
 • what are you going to write about?
• Wikis:
 • PB Wiki
 • use ...
Where to start?
•   IM

    •   sign up for AOL Instant Messenger

    •   Use Meebo to chat with co-workers (or me!)

•  ...
Why?
This is not your library
This is your library
This is your
  library
This is your library
Thank you!

 davidleeking.com
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  1. 1. Emerging Trends, 2.0, and Libraries David Lee King Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library davidleeking.com
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0?
  3. 3. Web 2.0 has done a similar thing for the web.
  4. 4. 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.”
  5. 5. communication, conversation, participation... Community
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Church 2.0 Music 2.0 Law 2.0 Advertising 2.0 Business 2.0 Library 2.0
  7. 7. Tagging RSS Readers Commenting RSS Glue of Web 2.0 User- Friending Generated Mashups Content Web as Platform
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. RSS
  10. 10. 2. RSS Feed Readers
  11. 11. 3. Tagging, or Folksonomies • Categorizing the web • Choose personal keywords • Browseable and searchable • web 2.0 uses tagging
  12. 12. 4. Leaving Comments • one-on-one in the past • maybe a letter? • Here’s what it can be now
  13. 13. conversation
  14. 14. 29 comments!
  15. 15. On a Director’s Blog!!!
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 8. Friending • Buddies, friends, contacts, followers • Linking to friends or contacts • sharing content • trusted buddy list
  20. 20. now, let’s jump right in • blogs • social networking sites • bookmark managers • wikis • instant messaging • podcasting and videocasting • Library Catalogs???
  21. 21. blogs
  22. 22. 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...
  23. 23. Play Time!
  24. 24. Social Networking Sites
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. What can you do with Bookmark Managers? • Access your own bookmarks anywhere • Find an expert and subscribe • Search • Share! • actual links • expertise
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. What can you do with a Wiki? • Subject Guides • Staff Intranet • Project management • Committee/Taskforce minutes • Allowing patrons to interact with you…
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. IM Clients • Individual clients: • AOL AIM • MSN Messenger • Yahoo! Messenger • IRC, ICQ, Jabber, GTalk, GroupWise Messenger, etc. • Multi-Client services: • Trillian, Gaim, Meebo
  32. 32. What can you do with IM? • IM Reference • IM library staff • Can be less hassle than email or phone • Allowing patrons to reach you!
  33. 33. 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)
  34. 34. 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!
  35. 35. 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…
  36. 36. 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)
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. what can you do with video? • lectures, events, instruction • virtual tours • book talks • something completely original • reaching those patrons again...
  39. 39. Play Time!
  40. 40. Amazon vs OPAC
  41. 41. Extending the catalog...
  42. 42. Why should I make time for Web 2.0?
  43. 43. What are YOU doing at your library? here’s what your patrons want to do...
  44. 44. 1. relevant to the next generation • IM & txt messaging • Creating user-generated content • Using web 2.0 tools for storage, bookmarking, current awareness, entertainment
  45. 45. 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/
  46. 46. 3: Teach them how to subscribe to your library
  47. 47. 4. save time! • professional reading • IM vs phone vs email • bookmarking • working smarter by using tools...
  48. 48. 5. Patrons want to participate
  49. 49. 29 comments!
  50. 50. 6. be a community leader • become a community resource • we were the only place teaching Word...
  51. 51. 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.”
  52. 52. How do I make time for new stuff?
  53. 53. Finding Time
  54. 54. Changing focus • Finding time vs willingness and priority • You have to want to change • change job
  55. 55. Schedule your time
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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
  58. 58. 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
  59. 59. 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
  60. 60. 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
  61. 61. Why?
  62. 62. This is not your library
  63. 63. This is your library
  64. 64. This is your library
  65. 65. This is your library
  66. 66. Thank you! davidleeking.com
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