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Better Management Through Web 2.0 6 Nov 2008Presentation 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
This is what 2.0 means. Jessica Hagy Indexed www.thisisindexed.com August 14, 2008
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
#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
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.
Living Through Google continued …
Google Docs [ http:// docs.google.com ]
Plenty of storage space
upload from and save to your desktop
#4: Widget, widget
Build functionality into your existing web site using web tools:
Kinderhook Memorial Library
Directions to the Library
Type in your address
#5: Web Awareness Beyond Your Own Web Site
Community “ interlinks ”
Others? [blogs, social services, arts, fire company … .]
Cleveland Public Library: http://twitter.com/Cleveland_PL
Casa Grande Library System http://twitter.com/cglibrary
Ada Community Library http:// twitter.com/adalib
Twitter-Library Instruction Wiki
Twitter For Librarians: The Ultimate Guide
Links available at http://delicious.com/LAMS_NYLA
LibraryThing for Libraries
TheSocialOPAC.net “ Social OPAC application suite--an open source social discovery platform for bibliographic data ”