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  • Libraries meet research 2.0

    1. 1. Libraries meet Research 2.0. 21 November 2008, Nordlib 2.0, Stockholm University Library #nordlib2008 Guus van den Brekel, Central Medical Library, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
    2. 2. Libraries meet Research 2.0 ?
    3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Research 2.0, Science 2.0; Open Notebook Science </li></ul><ul><li>Some Web 2.0 Tools Applied </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>(Virtual environments) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Trends <ul><li>Even more web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile internet </li></ul><ul><li>Further personalization, but also … </li></ul><ul><li>Growth & evolving of (social) networks </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3D </li></ul>
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    6. 6. Some specifics on Research 2.0 <ul><li>Communities & collaboration powered by web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: creating, storing, organising, sharing, exchange, distribution, browsing, searching, re-use, enrich, re-create … </li></ul><ul><li>Faster, more efficient, greater competetiveness, repeatable, more productive … </li></ul><ul><li>Enables open feedback and reviews of work </li></ul><ul><li>A machine-understandable format allows others to take the data and analyze it independently </li></ul>
    7. 7. We see the Scientists looking for it…
    8. 8. Research 2.0 examples <ul><li>Web 2.0 used for scientific research or education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Science; Science Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proteopedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature Precedings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Notebook Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenWet Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenResearch wiki … and many, many more </li></ul></ul>(see for bookmarks:
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    12. 12. http:// / wiki /Labs http://
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    15. 15. But we also see others offering services… <ul><li>All kinds of partners in research using web 2.0 to connect and integrate into the workflow of scientist and researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers, other commercial companies </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea: </li></ul><ul><li>Labmeeting: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Mendeley: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>BiomedExperts: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Etc…. </li></ul>
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    18. 19. <ul><li>http:// =1687995 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =245 </li></ul>
    19. 20. Open Science, not for all? some barriers <ul><li>Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><li>Tenures </li></ul>
    20. 21. Do we see the libraries look for it as well? <ul><li>The question is not whether the shift is going to happen, but how fast? </li></ul><ul><li>It will change the behaviour of researchers, new ways of thinking and operating; we should adapt </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries: communicate, collaborate, cooperate, facilitate, support learning & research </li></ul>
    21. 22. Key Points <ul><li>Communication between researchers and librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Play a role in the exchange and sharing of research-based information in social network technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Re-define the library, services, it’s systems to reach: Visibility, Findability, Searchability and Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Branding and marketing the library </li></ul>
    22. 23. Visibility
    23. 24. Findability
    24. 25. Searchability
    25. 26. Accessibility
    26. 27. Where do Libraries and Research meet? <ul><li>Can we get our content into any platform at the right time, in the right way to be used by scientists, researchers and students? </li></ul>Not just in the library website, or the organization portal, or the VLE, but also … Get out to where the researchers are—social networking & Virtual (Research) Environments
    27. 28. library Consumer environments Management environment Licensed Bought Faculty& students Digitized Aggregations Resource sharing Integrated local consumer environment? Library web presence Resource sharing, … Source: Lorcan Dempsey, CIC 2007 … Institutional Workflow Portals, CMS, IR, … Personal Workflow RSS, toolbars, .. Network level workflow Google, … Integrated local consumer environment? Library web presence Resource sharing, …
    28. 29. Reasons NOT to ignore Social Networks <ul><li>Efficiency possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Build professional communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Build sharing communities </li></ul><ul><li>Build community support through outreach </li></ul>Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries,
    29. 30. More Reasons not to ignore Social Networks <ul><li>Connection, communication, collaboration, consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss & share information (articles, photos, videos, cases, data, methodologies) </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A, rapid response (sometimes), serendipitous discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Global, international connections & opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Find employment & research opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging trends, topics, medications, treatments, insights in your field </li></ul>Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries,
    30. 31. Let’s look at two things <ul><li>Re-define the Library, Services, it’s Systems to reach: Visibility, Findability, Searchability and Accessibility: </li></ul><ul><li>Branding and marketing the library </li></ul>SIMPEL APPROACH: User environment = browser & internet Simpel tools, low cost (or free)& high impact! Browser Tools -> Toolbars, Widgets etc
    31. 32. Power to the Users (and Librarians…) <ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies offer everybody the power and tools to create and mash-up information to their needs </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities practically INVITE users to engage </li></ul><ul><li>They are doing it. We should join them! </li></ul>
    32. 33. The “Infectious Library” <ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>(What do you REALLY want with your content?) </li></ul>WHERE? do you want to be? –as Library - The Why of add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, searchboxes, widgets ..
    33. 34. For Example <ul><li>Toolbars </li></ul><ul><li>From Toolbar to Search Box </li></ul><ul><li>From Search Boxes to “Universal Widgets” </li></ul><ul><li>From Widgets to social networks to … anywhere …. </li></ul>
    34. 36. From Toolbar To Searchbox <ul><li>Toolbar: </li></ul><ul><li>For communities: </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Searchbox: flexible, tailor-made </li></ul><ul><li>For Personal Search: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Toolbar ( </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needlesearch ( </li></ul></ul>
    35. 37. From SearchBox To “ Universal” Widgets <ul><li>A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML -based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation . </li></ul><ul><li>Or: gadget, badge, module, capsule, snippet, mini and flake. </li></ul>
    36. 38. SUB Search beta BLOG WEBSITE iGoogle Netvibes MyYahoo FACEBOOK MySpace Opera Windows Live Apple Dashboard Vista INTRANET http:// / widget / sub-search
    37. 39. widgets http:// / ig /directory? url = / ig /gadgets/file/102232754577566157929/ SUB.xml #
    38. 40. From Widgets To Social Networks …. anywhere <ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Websites, Intranet, Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Embed and Install Options </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Start Pages </li></ul>
    39. 41. From Personal Start Page to Published “Universe” <ul><li>Online Published Selection: “Universe” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Toolbox Take-Away & Tailor-made” </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing, collaboration, cooperation, education & training </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    40. 42. <ul><li>Public Pages: Share, collaborate, education, training </li></ul><ul><li>Library “Toolbox”: “Take-Away & Tailor-made” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    41. 44. Embed & Integrate <ul><li>Build-in network, applications, CMS, VLE </li></ul><ul><li>Not just in Library Portal or Organization website </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management systems? </li></ul><ul><li>Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) </li></ul>
    42. 45. PennTags & PennPortal <ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
    43. 47. SOA Example European Library <ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
    44. 48. Mindset <ul><li>“ Everything will keep changing” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anything can happen” </li></ul><ul><li>User chooses and creates </li></ul><ul><li>It’s no threat, but an additional, supplementary </li></ul><ul><li>If the user can do it himself, the library should have done it before, as a service </li></ul>
    45. 49. Web 2.0 & Dependency? <ul><li>Always keep in mind to look and develop “applied use” in your organization and library community </li></ul><ul><li>For individuals, groups, communities, networks and overall </li></ul><ul><li>Embed and integrate in workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Dependency of software </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards </li></ul>
    46. 50. <ul><li>Explore, Play and Teach Yourself , </li></ul><ul><li>But also Teach Your Staff and Users: WEB-LITERACY </li></ul><ul><li>Play a Leading Role within your Organization as Experts in Web-Literacy </li></ul>
    47. 51. “ To boldly go where your users have gone before”
    48. 52. Thank you for your attention! <ul><li>Guus van den Brekel </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] / </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: digicmb </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes: </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin: =&key=18148582 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life: Namro Orman </li></ul><ul><li>(see for bookmarks: </li></ul>
    49. 53. Preprocessed spherical projections from inside a crystal including the Hershfield surface.
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