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  • 1. Creating a Web 2.0 Toolbox for the Academic Library MAINE ACADEMIC LIBRARIES CONFERENCE APRIL 17, 2009
  • 2. What is Web 2.0? “Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an quot;architecture of participation,quot; and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.” Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media, Inc.
  • 3. Or, to put it another way…  “Web 2.0 is made of people!” 1  “Web 2.0 refers to the second generation of the Web, which enables people with no specialized technical knowledge to create their own websites, to self- publish, create and upload audio and video files, share photos and information and complete a variety of other tasks.” 2  “One of those quot;coolquot; terms that is batted around with little definition. It refers to the “second generation” Web, today’s WWW that is more interactive and participatory than the Web used to be…” 3
  • 4. Web 2.0 technologies can offer  Ready access  Ease of use  Opportunities for collaboration  Cost-savings  Dynamic web presence
  • 5. The evolution of library reference…
  • 6. Lots of options for IM and Text…
  • 7. …and one chat client to rule them all
  • 8. askrefmill:your message here
  • 9. How it all comes together…
  • 10. A simpler alternative… Just AIM AIM account 1. AIM Wimzi widget 2. AIM 265010 for text 3.
  • 11. Screencasts A [screen capture or screencast] is worth a thousand words
  • 12. Jing: Screen Capture
  • 13. Jing: Screencast
  • 14. Blogs, Microblogs & Wikis blog blȯg, bläg noun, short for Weblog: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer wi·ki wi-kē noun, WikiWikiWeb: a Web site that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections Source: quot;blog.quot; Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 14 April 2009 <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blog> quot;wiki.quot; Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 14 April 2009 <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiki>
  • 15. Think outside the blog Applications  General publicity  Highlighting specific resources & collections  Content management system  Staff communication Examples  Ann Arbor District Library  MADreads, Madison Public Library  The Troy Library  Miller Reference & Circulation Blog  Library of Congress on Twitter Tools  Wordpress  Blogger  Twitter and Twitter Search
  • 16. Wikis Applications  Subject guides  Policy & procedure manuals  Knowledge bases Examples  The Ohio University Libraries Biz Wiki  Maine Academic Libraries Wiki Tools  Wikispaces  PBWiki
  • 17. Social Networking Applications  Marketing the library  Creating a sense of community  Adding patron-generated content  Gathering feedback  Expanding your web presence Tools & Examples  Facebook University of Maine, Fogler Library Facebook Page  Stanford University, Green Library Ad   Flickr  Dewey Library Blog  Library of Congress Photo Stream on Flickr  Westmont PL Flickr Stream: New Books  Celebrate Banned Books Week at Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan  Delicious
  • 18. Widgets Applications & Examples  Embedding applications Chat Widgets  RSS Feeds  Catalog or Database Searches   Maximizing your web “real estate”  BlidgetPro  SproutBuilder Example Tools  Widgetbox  Sprout  Share This
  • 19. Web Design & Content Tools  Website design Weebly  Mobisitegalore.com  ColourLovers.com   Images  WikiMedia Commons  Google Images  Flickr  Open ClipArt Library  Openphoto.net  GIMP 2.6  Audio  Freesound Project  Audacity  Video  Archive.org, Moving Images  Microsoft Movie Maker  Apple iMovie  YouTube  Vimeo
  • 20. Updating & Expanding Your Toolbox  Lifehacker  Mashable  GO2WEB20  LibWorm
  • 21. A few of my current favorite things  Lovely Charts  Dropbox  Prezi  LibGuides Please share some of yours! http://maineacademiclibraries.wikispaces.com

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