Web 2.0: Redefining Your Library Beaver Regional Group April 19, 2007 Presented by Beth Shenefiel
Why Web 2.0 “…libraries evolve as our users' information culture evolves…” * We’re the information experts! * April 12, 2007 blog posting by Laura Cohen, from her blog, Library 2.0, an Academic’s perspective. [http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/]
Where We’ve Been
What is Web 2.0 Phrase coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004 “ refers to a perceived second generation of web-based services—such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies—that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users” *
* "Web 2.0." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 18 Mar 2007, 09:03 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 18 Mar 2007 < http:// en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title =Web_2.0&oldid=115980154 >.
What is Web 2.0 Web 2.0 technologies are transforming the way people use the Internet.
Our patrons are no longer just reading the Web, they are creating, contributing, and collaborating.
Web 2.0: Talk the Talk
Most Web 2.0 technologies are free, but require registration
Blogs An online journal with entries posted in reverse chronological order (newer entries first) Readers can post comments to respond to the blogger’s entry * “Tech Tools for learning,” Access Learning. Jan. 2006. www.ciconline.org/accesslearning (April 8, 2007.)
A new blog is created every second!*
Blogs: Talk the Talk a person who reads a blog regularly, but does not post comments. a term that encompasses all blogs as a community or social network. 1
1. "Blogosphere." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 14 Apr 2007, 21:06 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 15 Apr 2007 < http:// en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title = Blogosphere&oldid =122834054 >.
Library Weblogs - Includes links to library blogs around the world
Podcasting A podcast is a similar to a radio or television broadcast. Available through the internet
Podcasting involves creating content, producing the podcast, and then making the podcast available to an audience.
Podcasting in the Library Dowling College Library Podcasts
Isenglass Award- Hopkinton HS
Wikis From the Hawaiian word “wiki” which means “quick.” Build/edit a website with no programming or HTML. Anyone can edit the content and edits are instantly visible. Many authors determine the structure and content. Can include internal and external hyperlinks, sound, movies and graphics.
Asynchronous communication and community collaboration.
Wikis: Edit (really…you’re allowed…)
Editing Wikis Review policy and conventions
From “Help:Editing,” Wikimedia Meta Wiki. 2007. [http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Help:Editing&action=history]
Library Wikis AASL Learning Standards wiki
Beaver Regional Group Wiki
Aggregators “ An aggregator or news aggregator or feed reader is a client software that uses web feed to retrieve syndicated web content such as blogs, podcasts, vlogs, and mainstream mass media websites...” 1
1 "Aggregator." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 14 Apr 2007, 18:45 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 15 Apr 2007 < http:// en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title = Aggregator&oldid =122803179 >.
Aggregators Bloglines - “Online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content.”
Google Reader- Free to use with a Gmail account.
RSS Feeds RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication Readers "subscribe" to the content using so they don’t have to visit the site itself to get the information they want.
To view the information you use an “aggregator.” The aggregator checks the sites you subscribe to, and it sends the new content to a folder so that you can read it when you want.
Subscribing to an RSS Feed: 1. Choose the feed Click on the RSS button
Subscribing to an RSS Feed: 2. Copy the URL Copy this URL Ignore all this!
Subscribing to a Feed: 3. Open your Aggregator Click “Add”
Subscribing to an RSS Feed 4. Paste URL Paste the URL and Click “Subscribe”
Subscribing to an RSS Feed: 5. Choose options and subscribe Click “Subscribe”
Folksonomy and Tags a user generated taxonomy used to categorize and retrieve Web pages, photographs, Web links and other web content using open ended labels called tags.
a (relevant) keyword or term associated with or assigned to a piece of information (like picture, article, or video clip), thus describing the item and enabling keyword-based classification of information it is applied to.
Tagging Users to create subject headings Makes lateral searching easier.
Users can follow both standardized and user-tagged subjects; whichever makes most sense to them.
del.icio.us Store your bookmarks online Use tags to organize your bookmarks View the book marks of others A collection of favorite sites
Accessible from any computer with internet access
Websites created for the purpose of interacting with others
MySpace and Libraries
AnnArbor District Library
MySpace and Authors
Creative Commons Want to Share?
Creative Commons Licenses
Web 2.0: Safety and Privacy
Does What Happens In Facebook Stay in Facebook
Redefining the Library or Library 2.0 It provides a multi-media experience.
It is communally innovative.
Ann Arbor District Library “ Incorporating such tools as blogs and RSS feeds, AADL's Web portal also recently garnered accolades from the Library Administration and Management Association ( LAMA ) in its 2006 Best of Show competition .”
Moving toward Library 2.0 Email reference/Q&A pages Email mailing lists, webmasters Controlled classification schemes Catalog of largely reliable print and electronic holdings Streaming media tutorials with interactive databases Tagging coupled with controlled schemes Personalized social network interface
Catalog of reliable and suspect holdings, web-pages, blogs, wikis, etc.
23 Things This activity was created by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Learning 2.0 Blog includes 23 things that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
Library staff were encouraged to complete all 23 items in order to receive a free USB/MP3 player.
Next Steps Join Wikispaces and contribute to the Beaver Regional Group wiki
Revisit these topics and learn something new!
Remember…. Web 2.0 is about: