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New York Library Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY November 8, 2008

New York Library Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY November 8, 2008

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  • Talking Points: Welcome Who we are Who LAMS is What we did last year What we’ll do today

Better Management Through Web 2.0 6 Nov 2008 Better Management Through Web 2.0 6 Nov 2008 Presentation Transcript

  • Better Living Through Web 2.0 Sponsored by the Library Administration & Management Section of the New York Library Association Management
  • Listen to Chuck     “ If you're not on this wave you will be crushed by it. ”   Charles R. McClure , Francis Eppes Professor of Information Studies and Director of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute at the School of Information Studies, Florida State University
  • What is Web 2.0? Communicate Interact Share Create Publish
  • http://www.wordle.net/
  • This is what 2.0 means. Jessica Hagy Indexed www.thisisindexed.com August 14, 2008
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  • Frank & Rebekkah ’ s Top Ten Tips & Tools for 2008
  • #1: Sustainability “ We talk a lot about the new and the beautiful. But answer me this: how many abandoned and dead library blogs are on the web? How many no-longer-updated library MySpace profiles are there?” - Sarah Houghton-Jan, June 29 th , 2008 http:// librarianinblack.typepad.com
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  • #2: Make the Tool Work For You
  • "Our New Website is a Blog"
        • Use blog software (free) for content management 
        • Can you use a word processing program? Yes? Then you can do this!
        • Keep your site current and engaging
        • Does not have to look like a “blog”
    From the article: “ Our New Website Is a Blog ,” by Meredith Farkas. American Libraries , October 2008
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  • Local History Wiki
  • #3: Life Lived Through Google
      • Gmail: web based email that RULES!
      • iGoogle: Custom designed home page that can integrate your most used resources.
      • Reader
      • Calendar …
  • Google Calendar
  • Living Through Google continued …
      • Google Docs [ http:// docs.google.com ]
        • Word processor
        • Spreadsheet
        • Presentation
        • Plenty of storage space
          • upload from and save to your desktop
        • Collaboration
  • #4: Widget, widget
      • Build functionality into your existing web site using web tools:
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  • Kinderhook Memorial Library
  • Directions to the Library
  • How to:
      • http:// maps.google.com
      • Type in your address
      • Click on
  • #5: Web Awareness Beyond Your Own Web Site
      • Community “ interlinks ”
        • Municipality
        • School district
        • County
        • Others? [blogs, social services, arts, fire company … .]
      • Review sites
        • Yelp
      • Wikipedia
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  • #6: Twitter
      • Cleveland Public Library: http://twitter.com/Cleveland_PL
      • Casa Grande Library System http://twitter.com/cglibrary
      • Ada Community Library http:// twitter.com/adalib
  • Twittering Resources
      • Twitter-Library Instruction Wiki   
      • Twitter For Librarians: The Ultimate Guide
      • Links available at http://delicious.com/LAMS_NYLA
  • #7: OPACs*
      • SOPAC
      • LibraryThing for Libraries
  • TheSocialOPAC.net “ Social OPAC application suite--an open source social discovery platform for bibliographic data ”
      • Faceted browsing
      • 100% customizable interface (Drupal template system)
      • Ability to remove search limiters
      • Saved searches
      • Renewals, holds placement, and fine payment
      • Ability to customize the user experience via the administrative control panel
    TheSocialOPAC.net
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  • Fish4Info.org Genesee Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services
  • #8: PR 2.0
      • List your events in places other than your web site:
        • Local newspaper ’ s web calendar
        • BookSaleFinder.com
        • LibraryThing Local
        • Eventful.com
        • Zvents.com
      • Participate in community blogs; other nonprofits/agency ’ s online environments
      • Post on your local newspapers ’ online comments area
      • Facebook Events & Flyers
      • Free WiFi Directories
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  • Solicit Feedback
  • The “ Conversation Prism ” Created by Brian Solis
  • “ Book Barn Promo” http://marlborolibrary.org/wordpress/index.php?paged=3
  • Pulling It All Together
  • #9: Evaluation
      • Track hits and uses
      • Check comments
      • Mine user behavior
      • Engage staff and users by asking them for anecdotal evidence
    From: “ Measuring Progress , ” By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens, Library Journal , 4.15.08
  • [ http:// www.google.com /analytics/ ]
  • #10: Random Cool Stuff
      • Doodle.com [ http:// www.doodle.com ]
      • LibraryStuff: A Weblog by Steven M. Cohen [ http://www.librarystuff.net/130tools/ ]
      • TwitPic [ http:// www.twitpic.com /]
      • RSS Mix [ http:// www.rssmix.com / ]
      • PrintWhatYouLike.com [ http:// www.printwhatyoulike.com /]
      • Kwout [ http:// kwout.com / ]
      • DarkCopy [ http:// darkcopy.com / ]
      • FeedMyInbox [ http:// www.feedmyinbox.com / ]
  • Resource from Today’s Session: Coming in 2009: LAMSCOM http:// lamscom.wordpress.com / : http:// delicious.com /LAMS_NYLA http:// www.slideshare.net/freeskentlibrary