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Presentation given at Online Exhibition, Olympia, Dec.2007

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  • 1. How Universities are using Web 2.0 to promote their libraries Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire 6 December 2007 http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=458631663&size=m
  • 2. Web 2.0 and our opportunity
    • We can engage the Net generation, meeting them where they are, so that we are seen as relevant and part of their experience
    • Web 2.0 is interactive and we can make our sites and materials more visual and active
    • http://flickr.com/photos/mosmanlibrary/458591460
    • img 9411
  • 3. Always On : meet Gen Y debaird
  • 4. Their learning styles
    • Visual learners
    • Have low boredom threshold for just memorising
    • Like interactive, customised learning
    • Active learners, prefer hands-on
    • Hypertext thinkers, rather than linear
  • 5. Web generation : 4 types
    • Digital pioneers : the adventurers
    • Creative producers : building websites, posting movies, photos and music to share
    • Everyday communicators : making their lives easier using texting and msn
    • Information gatherers : Google and wikipedia addicts
    • DEMOS report 2007
  • 6. ECAR 2007
    • Just about 100% have cell phones
    • 98.4% own a computer
    • 69.3% of 8-19 year olds use social networks daily
    • ( ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2007)
    • http://flickr.com/photos/mosmanlibrary/458574213/ img 9378
  • 7. JISC 2007
    • Aged 15-18
    • Surprisingly they valued personal face to face teaching as backbone of their learning
    • Felt that if all learning was computer-mediated it would lessen value of their education
    • 95% used social networking and of these 65% used it regularly
    • 62% used wikis, blogs or online networks
    • 12% only regularly use podcasts
    • 44% maintain web site or blog regularly
    • 76% have never or very rarely taken part in Second Life
    • (JISC report on student expectations of ICT and libraries of prospective students)
  • 8. So what do we do?
    • Digital natives and digital immigrants
    • Adapt our techniques – avoid long sets of instructions to start with, emphasise experimentation
    • Hold LAN parties after hours in libraries
    • Facilitate, be guide on the side, especially in ICT
    • Encourage peer-to-peer
  • 9. Enter Web 2.0
    • RSS feeds
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Mashups
    • Podcasting Tagging
    • Vodcasting
    • flickr
    • del.icio.us
    • MySpace
    • YouTube
    • Instant messaging
  • 10. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Games
    • Second Life
  • 11. Podcasts : Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • 12. Blogs : University College, Dublin
  • 13. Blogs : University College, Dublin
  • 14. Butler University Indianapolis
  • 15. Vodcasts: University of Aberdeen Library
  • 16. Nursing podcasts at Fullerton Library California State University Fullerton
  • 17. Wikis : Ohio University Biz Wiki
  • 18. New approaches - YouTube
  • 19.  
  • 20.  
  • 21. L-Team from Williams College Library, Williamstown Massachusetts
  • 22. Information and circulation Cal State Long Beach
  • 23. Library Channel at Arizona State University Libraries
  • 24. More than just books Arizona State University Libraries
  • 25. Facebook access to Penn State
  • 26. Facebook access to Durham University
  • 27. Image: ' We do not know what lies ahead... ' www.flickr.com/photos/43132185@N00/80271449
  • 28. Image: ' Looking for trouble ' www.flickr.com/photos/35034353164@N01/56034986
  • 29. Flickr Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon Image: ' temple of knowledge ' www.flickr.com/photos/76187282@N00/317873371
  • 30. Facebook LibGuides
  • 31. Image: ' The Items I carry ' www.flickr.com/photos/30815420@N00/1497697549                                      
  • 32. Facebook LibAds
  • 33. Image: ' 1442 Lightning-2 ' www.flickr.com/photos/88583398@N00/1218754772
  • 34.  
  • 35. LibraryLoft at Imaginon
    • http:www.myspace.
    • com/libraryloft
    • On MySpace
    • Blog
    • IM facility
  • 36.  
  • 37. Rules in the Loft
    • Encouraging the digital natives
  • 38. Hennepin County
  • 39. Danbury Library
  • 40. LibraryThing at Delany Library
  • 41.  
  • 42. Reaching your users with Web 2.0
    • We need to begin with ourselves to embrace the new technologies
    • We should never be afraid to experiment : this technology can be disruptive
    • We can begin to learn from the trendsetters
  • 43. But what kind of library will she expect?
  • 44.