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Presentation given at Online Exhibition, Olympia, Dec.2007

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    • 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
    • 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
    • Always On : meet Gen Y debaird
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Enter Web 2.0
      • RSS feeds
      • Wikis
      • Blogs
      • Mashups
      • Podcasting Tagging
      • Vodcasting
      • flickr
      • del.icio.us
      • MySpace
      • YouTube
      • Instant messaging
    • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • Games
      • Second Life
    • Podcasts : Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    • Blogs : University College, Dublin
    • Blogs : University College, Dublin
    • Butler University Indianapolis
    • Vodcasts: University of Aberdeen Library
    • Nursing podcasts at Fullerton Library California State University Fullerton
    • Wikis : Ohio University Biz Wiki
    • New approaches - YouTube
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    • L-Team from Williams College Library, Williamstown Massachusetts
    • Information and circulation Cal State Long Beach
    • Library Channel at Arizona State University Libraries
    • More than just books Arizona State University Libraries
    • Facebook access to Penn State
    • Facebook access to Durham University
    • Image: ' We do not know what lies ahead... ' www.flickr.com/photos/43132185@N00/80271449
    • Image: ' Looking for trouble ' www.flickr.com/photos/35034353164@N01/56034986
    • Flickr Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon Image: ' temple of knowledge ' www.flickr.com/photos/76187282@N00/317873371
    • Facebook LibGuides
    • Image: ' The Items I carry ' www.flickr.com/photos/30815420@N00/1497697549                                      
    • Facebook LibAds
    • Image: ' 1442 Lightning-2 ' www.flickr.com/photos/88583398@N00/1218754772
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    • LibraryLoft at Imaginon
      • http:www.myspace.
      • com/libraryloft
      • On MySpace
      • Blog
      • IM facility
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    • Rules in the Loft
      • Encouraging the digital natives
    • Hennepin County
    • Danbury Library
    • LibraryThing at Delany Library
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    • 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
    • But what kind of library will she expect?
    •