Power to the Users (and Librarians)


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The development of better library information systems will always remain the core business of any serious library organization, but a shift took place towards (freely) available web-based tools for creating and managing the information workflow.

End-users are not only using these heavily, but are also creating their own preferred tools. Today's students are incorporating Web 2.0 skills in daily life, in their social and learning environments. Tomorrow's academic staff will expect to be able to use their preferred tools and resources within their work environment. Today's ánd tomorrow's libraries should support students and staff in the learning and research process by integrating their services and resources into our patrons' environments.

This practical workshop will demonstrate the use of Web 2.0 technology to empower users and librarians. During a hands-on session, participants will work with these tools. They will develop tailor-made services via personal start page software like Netvibes, making use of RSS-feeds, Widgets and Browser extensions.

We will explore the use of Netvibes and Web 2.0 tools in library staff and/or library user education/instruction. We will focus on library services which can be created almost on-the-fly with low costs and high impact. The growing use of social networks justifies the development of a library presence within these networks to reach out to our users.

Paper, slides and recommended reading : http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/services/lis/ticer/08carte/recommendedreading.html#brekel

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Power to the Users (and Librarians)

  1. 1. “ Power To The User (and to Librarians) Guus van den Brekel, Central Medical Library, UMCG & Dorine Kieft Wondergem TICER 2008 Module 3a: Hands-on: Library 2.0 . 14.00 – 17.30
  2. 2. Time Schedule <ul><li>14.00 -14.15 Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>14.15 -14.45 Web 2.0 Power </li></ul><ul><li>14.45 -15.15 Make a personal start page with Netvibes & How to make your own Universe. </li></ul><ul><li>15.15 -15.30 Discuss TICER08 Universe and ideas                    </li></ul><ul><li>15.30 -16.00 Break </li></ul><ul><li>16.00 -16.10 Who does what? </li></ul><ul><li>16.10 -16.30 How to make a widget  & How to make your own vodcast/ TV channel </li></ul><ul><li>16.30 -17.20 Work on TICER08 Universe, widgets and screen casts </li></ul><ul><li>17.20 -17.30 Summarize, wrap-up & follow-up? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Who Are We? </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Point </li></ul><ul><li>What Are Our Goals &Targets for this Hands-on Workshop? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The starting point <ul><li>We want to learn from each other. Let’s talk and work on new things together and share our knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not about HOW we are doing things or what exact tools to use, but it’s all about the main fact that we CAN do all these things. </li></ul><ul><li>We do not know every possible way to use web 2.0 tools. There are simply too many, and they keep changing & developing. </li></ul><ul><li>We choose on a pragmatic basis, looking for applied use . </li></ul><ul><li>Practical approach, as much hands-on as possible </li></ul><ul><li>The development of improved library information systems will always remain the core business of any serious library organization. </li></ul><ul><li>We learn every day, just by doing and keeping an open mind . </li></ul>
  5. 5. At The End Of The Day … “Goals” <ul><li>We expect you to walk-out of here with the feeling : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>that almost “anything is possible” for users and libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That users can & will decide what to choose from services offered to them, from libraries, but also from (free) web-tools and publishers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That things will keep changing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make a website together that shows web 2.0 & library 2.0 on TICER 2008 and related info </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. Web 2.0 Power <ul><li>Interactivity, Connectivity, Interoperability, Social </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility, Findability, Searchability : “Saturation” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Library 2.0 <ul><li>Browser + Web 2.0 Applications + Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Harness the library user in both design and implementation of services </li></ul><ul><li>Library users should be able to craft and modify library provided services </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest and integrate ideas and products from peripheral fields into library service models </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to examine and improve services and be willing to replace them at any time with newer and better services. </li></ul><ul><li>(from the Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_2.0 ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ The Web is Ours” <ul><li>User chooses and creates </li></ul><ul><li>It’s no threat, but an additional thing, supplementary </li></ul><ul><li>If the user can do it himself, the library should have done it before, as a service </li></ul><ul><li>Play a role –as Library/Librarians in innovation in education, research, projects. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Collaboration is King” </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>MASH-Ups: http://www.programmableweb.com/matrix </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Scholar Chart </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.terkko.helsinki.fi/scholarchart / </li></ul>
  11. 12. Bringing the Tools to The Content & to The User
  12. 13. From Toolbar To Searchbox <ul><li>Toolbars : </li></ul><ul><li>For communities: www.conduit.com </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Searchbox: flexible, tailor-made </li></ul><ul><li>For Personal Search: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Toolbar (www.google.com/toolbar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needlesearch (http://needlesearch.mozdev.org/) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. 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>
  14. 15. NLM SEARCH WIDGET BLOG WEBSITE iGoogle Netvibes MyYahoo FACEBOOK MySpace Opera Windows Live Apple Dashboard Vista INTRANET http ://eco.netvibes.com/widgets/229971/nlm-search-solutions
  15. 16. From Widgets To Social Networks …. anywhere <ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Websites, Intranet, Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Start Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Embed and Install Options </li></ul>
  16. 19. Creating widgets <ul><ul><li>in Netvibes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create+Publish in Eco.netvibes.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Widgetbox.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenSocial </li></ul></ul>
  17. 21. www.widgetbox.com
  18. 22. Some stats PubMed 1482 MedlinePlus 961 MedWorm 815 DermAtlas 500 KMLE Medical Dictionary 593 ToXSeek 590 HazMap 402 Consumer Health and Patient Education 473 Mesh Search Swedish-English 522 UpToDate 110 NLM ALL Search 174 NLM Gateway 22 (New) Search ALL EAHIL Websites 20 (new) See all my Netvibes WIDGETS: http://eco.netvibes.com/users/9148
  19. 24. From Widgets to Personal Start Page Tools <ul><li>Netvibes, iGoogle or Pageflakes or… </li></ul><ul><li>Our Choice: Netvibes www.netvibes.com </li></ul>
  20. 26. 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>www.netvibes.com/cmb </li></ul><ul><li>www.netvibes.com/digicmb </li></ul><ul><li>www.netvibes.com/ruglibraries </li></ul><ul><li>www.netvibes.com/educmb </li></ul>
  21. 28. PennTags & PennPortal <ul><li>http://tags.library.upenn.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.library.upenn.edu/ </li></ul>
  22. 30. 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, …
  23. 31. Our Focus as (Medical) Library <ul><li>Integration in CMS and CIS Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Improve & Extend Tailor-made Services (including personal start pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Search & Take-Away (with Widgets & Universes) </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts & RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach (Get out of the Library) </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction & Education : Screen casts </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust Courses including “Web-Literacy” </li></ul>
  24. 32. 3. Make Your Own Netvibes page <ul><li>Dorine & Hands-on </li></ul><ul><li>Tour: http://ginger.netvibes.com/overview.php </li></ul><ul><li>Make Your Own Public Page (Universe) </li></ul><ul><li>Use for Education & Instruction </li></ul>
  25. 33. Take a tour in Netvibes by Netvibes: http://ginger.netvibes.com/overview.php
  26. 37. Change language, theme, background …
  27. 41. When ready: DONE
  28. 42. Change tab name Or another setting
  29. 43. If you want to delete a box…
  30. 44. Click on the header and on X
  31. 45. And delete forever
  32. 46. Move the boxes as you like by dragging
  33. 49. Click on the widget (provided by Netvibes) you want
  34. 50. And add to your page
  35. 52. Go Public
  36. 54. Just follow these three steps
  38. 59. USE IN EDUCATION & INSTRUCTION: www.netvibes.com/EduCMB
  39. 61. 4. TICER 2008 Universe <ul><li>Assignment: </li></ul><ul><li>Building the TICER08 Public page with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>all possible information available on the web about TICER 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>created by the organization or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by the participants of the conference or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by anybody else (before, during and after the conference!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>relevant quality info on the web about subjects covered by modules this year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search, select, share and even create widgets for this Universe to show what this “Digital Libraries a la Carte 2008” from TICER is all about. </li></ul><ul><li>Share/email to: [email_address] www.netvibes.com/ticer08 </li></ul>
  40. 62. Suggestions for TICER 2008 Universe <ul><li>Blogs of experts and participants </li></ul><ul><li>Links to libraries and organizations of participants </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of interesting web 2.0 & lib2.0 tools already available. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter of participants </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures (Flickr, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations (Slideshare, … </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, wiki’s </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Press/news </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks … </li></ul><ul><li>… . </li></ul>
  41. 63. 5. The Break <ul><li>Choose Your Topic or Focus to Contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss What YOU Would Like To See or Make … </li></ul>
  42. 64. 6. Who is going to do what? <ul><li>Names please! </li></ul><ul><li>Befriend TICER08! </li></ul><ul><li>Or email your Netvibes username to ticer08@gmail.com </li></ul>
  43. 65. 7. How To Make a Widget <ul><li>Toolbar to html-searchbox </li></ul><ul><li>Searchbox to Netvibes Universal Widget </li></ul><ul><li>From Widget to Anywhere .. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchbox to Widgetbox </li></ul><ul><li>From Widgetbox to Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>http://librarytoolbar.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Demo Movie </li></ul>
  44. 66. For a Basic widget you take… <ul><li>A chunk of html or xml </li></ul><ul><li>A Link </li></ul><ul><li>A Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Copy that in a html-widget! </li></ul><ul><li>Share & Distribute via </li></ul><ul><li>With Notepad(or++) </li></ul><ul><li>Snippy, Paint & Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Via: Add Content; Essential Widgets; HTML widget or </li></ul><ul><li>Via: the Netvibes Widgets Editor </li></ul>
  45. 67. To PUBLISH a Basic widget you add… <ul><li>Some webspace to upload the html/xml-file </li></ul><ul><li>A thumbnail </li></ul><ul><li>(an xml-validator once in a while) </li></ul><ul><li>Create, Publish, Share & Distribute </li></ul><ul><li>Organization, Provider.. </li></ul><ul><li>With Notepad(or++) </li></ul><ul><li>Snippy, Paint & Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>http://validator.w3.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Via: http://eco.netvibes.com/submit </li></ul>
  46. 68. 8. Make a Screencast <ul><li>Instruction & Education </li></ul><ul><li>Camstudio (avi + flash) </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Blip.tv (i.e. http://ticer08.blip.tv ) </li></ul>
  47. 69. 9. Work on the TICER08 Universe <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.netvibes.com/ticer08 </li></ul>
  48. 70. 10. See the Result & Discuss <ul><li>Collect Ideas & Wishes </li></ul><ul><li>To Be Continued … </li></ul>
  49. 71. 11. The Links in order of appearance) (1 of 2) <ul><li>To the slides: www.slideshare.net/digicmb </li></ul><ul><li>To the TICER08: www.netvibes.com/ticer08 </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and onwards: www.radarnetworks.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-ups: www.programmableweb.com/matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Feedscrapers: digicmb.blogspot.com/2007/01/feedscrapers-and-other-ways-to-re-use.html </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar Chart : www.terkko.helsinki.fi/scholarchart </li></ul><ul><li>Service-Oriented Architecture: http://dev.theeuropeanlibrary.org/vga/SRUportal/ </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbars: www.conduit.com , www.google.com/toolbar , needlesearch.mozdev.org </li></ul><ul><li>NLM Toolbar: eco.netvibes.com/widgets/229971/nlm-search-solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes: www.netvibes.com , eco.netvibes.com </li></ul><ul><li>Widgetbox: www.widgetbox.com </li></ul><ul><li>Digicmb widgets: eco.netvibes.com/users/9148 </li></ul>
  50. 72. The Links in order of appearance) (2 of 2) <ul><li>Ticer Search: eco.netvibes.com/widgets/241113/ticer-website-search , </li></ul><ul><li>Google CSE: www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=004308201683882109473:z7pgl5xv3qm </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Page: www.new.facebook.com/pages/Groningen/Central-Medical-Library-University-Medical-Center-Groningen/14202168386 </li></ul><ul><li>Universes: www.netvibes.com/digicmb , www.netvibes.com/ruglibraries , www.netvibes.com/educmb </li></ul><ul><li>Penn Tags: tags.library.upenn.edu / , http://www.library.upenn.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Univ. of Texas Libraries: www.lib.utexas.edu/tools/ </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes Tour: ginger.netvibes.com/overview.php </li></ul><ul><li>Open Universiteit Universe: www.netvibes.com/ounl#Website </li></ul><ul><li>TICER08: www.netvibes.com/ticer08 </li></ul><ul><li>Making Widget demo: librarytoolbar.blogspot.com , Demo Movie </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast: camstudio.org/ , blip.tv , http://ticer08.blip.tv </li></ul>
  51. 73. 12. Some Reading <ul><li>Bookmarks: http ://del.icio.us/digicmb/socialnetworking </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Social Software in Libraries / Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries / PF Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>WhitePaper: Social Networking, the &quot;Third Place,&quot; and the Evolution of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Linked - How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life </li></ul><ul><li>Report: Social Networking : A quantitative and qualitative research report into attitudes, behaviours and use. OfCom, April 2008. The pdf and the story BBC News . </li></ul><ul><li>Report: Sharing , Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World [ OCLC - Membership reports] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services: </li></ul><ul><li>DIGICMB: http://www.netvibes.com/digicmb </li></ul>
  52. 74. 13. Contact Us <ul><li>Dorine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: wondersteen.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netvibes: www.netvibes.com/educmb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/wondersteen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1019631615 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=20880771 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life: Doram Arado </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guus </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] / brekelajp@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: digicmb.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes: www.netvibes.com/digicmb </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/digicmb </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: http://profile.to/guusvandenbrekel/ </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile =&key=18148582 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life: Namro Orman </li></ul>
  53. 75. “ To boldly go where your users have gone before”
  54. 76. 14. Extra’s (You did not ask, but you’ll get it anyway) <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons NOT to ignore Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>MORE reasons not to ignore Social Networks </li></ul>
  55. 77. Trends <ul><li>Even more web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile internet </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3D </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing possibilities in personalization, but also </li></ul><ul><li>Further Growth & Evolving of (Social) Networks </li></ul>
  56. 78. 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, pfa@umich.edu
  57. 79. 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, pfa@umich.edu