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Library 2.0 : bah Humbug!



An update on academic library take-up of Web 2.0 and how this affects our conception and delivery of information literacy. Presented at "Web 2.0 untangled : reaching our users with new technologies" ...

An update on academic library take-up of Web 2.0 and how this affects our conception and delivery of information literacy. Presented at "Web 2.0 untangled : reaching our users with new technologies" at Wolfson College, Oxford, 24 Nov.2010.



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  • Char Booth Informing innovation (Ohio Uni) 2009 94% cell phone 80% iPod or MP3 player Younger students more likely to own gaming systems & cell phones and portable media players (laptop same for all)Those over 27 twice as likely to have dtop computer or pda than 26 or below, and half as likelt to have gaming device.95% of digital natives had mobiles cf 86% digital immigrants. Grada and older students at Ohio had higher interest in emerging technologies (social and mobile) Interest in mobiles corresponds to interest in 2.0. eb calling and im seen as more useful by these than by youngere students. Ownership and use of technologies does not mean they will be more receptive to adopt tools that enable research and information help.

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  • Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire 24 November 2010 Library 2.0 : Bah Humbug ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/49333775@N00/2412695555/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/janed42/328142926 /
  • / http://www.flickr.com/photos/plentyofants/203275559 Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire
  • Library 2.0 : Bah Humbug?
    • Where we are now in 2010
    • It’s mobile and social
    • Librarians transformed
    • Students in 2010
    • Social media success stories
    • Information Literacy in 2010
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/garry61/3191250682/sizes/m/in/photostream/ moonbow=rainbow at night by Garry
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/4926275133/ … for adults 50 to 64 years old, the use of social networking sites have jumped by 88 percent in the past year, the study found. For those 65 and older, it's doubled. - Pew Internet and American Life Project There are 50 million tweets every day Facebook passed 500 million members in July 2010
  • Web 1.0 to Web 2.0
    • Web site written by an author
    • Searching based on fixed terms
    • Html, pdf pages
    • Bookmarking
    • Power in hands of the author
    • Web sites offering participation
    • Searching with possibility of user-created tags
    • Blogs, wikis..
    • Social bookmarking
    • Power to the users
  • Mobile and social http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2891883172/
  • What’s in your pocket?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dietpoison/76086767/sizes/m/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/1234638761/sizes/m/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/centre4museology/4552307770/sizes/m/
    • Students owning handheld device which can access the internet
    • and do use it: up from 33.1 in 2009 to 48.8% in 2010
    • ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010
  • Horizon reports
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/bendodson/3407325157/ Librarians transformed
  • Be a librarian in 2010? Not about BOOKS All about PEOPLE Also about TECHNOLOGY Social Media = good Be prepared for change!
  • A Day in the Life
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/8749196/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave77459/3367252583
    • But how far?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/faraz27989/513729868/sizes/m
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110130836 /
  • Ohio University's Chubb Library students studying ca early 1960s http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohiouniversitylibraries/3479706376/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • Students studying in a group on 4th floor, Alden Library, 1994 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohiouniversitylibraries/3522556598/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffwerner/408498799/
  • Expect your user profile to get more complex With use of technology there are no stereotypes (ECAR)
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerfern/146061317/ kerfern
  • The nerds are the minority
    • www.flickr.com/photos/36330825983@N01/493046910
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/larskflem/62174131/ They text and share music
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/epigraf/4043438176 But are reluctant to share
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/27048044@N02/3528133880/
  • 2.0 in libraries
  • But the implications of Web 2.0 are still not fully understood...
  • 2.0 winners
  • My social Network on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and MyblogLog http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/1824234195/
  • Facebook
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenem/11696663/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/375671790/
  • Netvibes
  • YouTube
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2891883172/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamaddington/2486803597/ How is HE changing?
    • “ The nature of search in this new world of mobile Internet devices will shift. This is because the journey that Generation Y is taking on the Internet is more concerned with social expression than finding information”
    • (Taptu White paper Feb 2008 “Making search social for the mobile generation”)
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/20149359@N00/1795028581 What’s happened to Information Literacy?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversprite/5084201725/ Old style message
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ttsjl/525235767/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Today’s message
  • Is there an elephant in the room? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcodysimms/246023851/
  • Changing literacies?
    • Media literacy Digital literacy
    • IT literacy Information literacy
    • Language literacy Visual literacy
    • E literacy Transliteracy
    • Information fluency
    • Emotional literacy I-skills
    • Information skills
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/80835774@N00/2854028807/ MY stick by Picture Taker 2
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/danahlongley/4472897115/sizes/m/in/photostream Information Literacy Umbrella Just some idle charting on the concepts of information literacy, media literacy, critical thinking, etc. This is simply one (librarian-centric) possible model of these concepts. The idea is all the other literacies (media literacy, 21st cent literacy, ICT, translit, etc.) involve interacting with information in one form or another, so "information literacy" acts as the umbrella under which all the others sit. Danah Longley or danahlongley
  • More about providing an environment for them in which to create and share
  • Less about search and more about sifting and evaluation
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviddehoey/4320927690/
  • More about scoping the topic
  • Let’s experiment! http://www.flickr.com/photos/tashmahal/2724175411/
  • Let’s create http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmarkham/3819720909/
  • Screenr
  • QR codes http://www.flickr.com/photos/mc/4563328/sizes/m/
  • Less about training and more about facilitation http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/3974622498 /
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/3629569854/ Information Literacy beyond Library 2.0 Edited Peter Godwin and Jo Parker Facet End of 2011 ? The book The blog
  • In a mobile social world it’s about changing mindsets and attitudes rather than checking skill sets ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunchofpants/4920373053/sizes/m/in/photostream/ bunchofpants
  • Mobiles –the ultimate portable computer