Creating A Web 2.0 Toolbox For The Academic Library

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Creating A Web 2.0 Toolbox For The Academic Library

  1. 1. Creating a Web 2.0 Toolbox for the Academic Library MAINE ACADEMIC LIBRARIES CONFERENCE APRIL 17, 2009
  2. 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. 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. 4. Web 2.0 technologies can offer  Ready access  Ease of use  Opportunities for collaboration  Cost-savings  Dynamic web presence
  5. 5. The evolution of library reference…
  6. 6. Lots of options for IM and Text…
  7. 7. …and one chat client to rule them all
  8. 8. askrefmill:your message here
  9. 9. How it all comes together…
  10. 10. A simpler alternative… Just AIM AIM account 1. AIM Wimzi widget 2. AIM 265010 for text 3.
  11. 11. Screencasts A [screen capture or screencast] is worth a thousand words
  12. 12. Jing: Screen Capture
  13. 13. Jing: Screencast
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Updating & Expanding Your Toolbox  Lifehacker  Mashable  GO2WEB20  LibWorm
  21. 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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