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Web 2.0/Library 2.0: Cheerleaders, Critics, and Practical Applications

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  • Web/Library 2.0 Cheerleaders, Critics, and Practical Applications Ramirose Attebury April 18, 2008
  • What is Web 2.0?
    • Tim O’Reilly’s Definition
    • “ Web 2.0 is all the Web sites out there that get their value from the actions of users.”
    • Characteristics
      • The Web as a Platform
      • Democratic
      • Interactive
      • Folksonomy
      • Service vs. Products
  • 2.0 Timeline
    • Term coined in 2004 by Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media
    • Classmates.com 1995
    • SixDegrees.com 1997
    • RSS Feeds 1997
    • LiveJournal 1999
    • Friendster 2002
    • MySpace 2003
  • 2.0 Timeline
    • Flickr 2004
    • Facebook at Harvard 2004
    • Facebook at high schools 2005
    • YouTube 2005
    • Ning 2005
    • Facebook for everyone 2006
    • Facebook add-on applications 2007
  • What is Library 2.0? “ Library 2.0 simply means making your library’s space (virtual and physical) more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs. Examples of where to start include blogs, gaming nights for teens, and collaborative photo sites. The basic drive is to get people back into the library by making the library relevant to what they want and need in their daily lives…to make the library a destination and not an afterthought.” Sarah Houghton, LibrarianInBlack Blogger
  • Cheerleaders
  • Critics
    • Accuracy
      • Wikiality
  • Critics
  • Q20. If you could contact a librarian via Facebook or MySpace for help with your research, would you? If not, why? Free-text responses were coded into the following categories and break down as follows: Main Library Gateway • Library Web Survey • Fall 2007 • Formal Report University of Michigan | MLibrary | libwebservices@umich.edu | Jan 2008
  • Practical Applications Focus on building relationships, not on technology itself. Know your users. Keep your mission statement in mind. Differentiate between 2.0 stuff that users need and stuff they don’t. Advertise/Train!
  • Practical Applications Blogging/RSS Feeds: What’s New at Your Library Case Western Reserve University Library Tacoma Public Library Video: For children who miss storytime or to listen to while reading a book Wikis: For staff communication, readers advisory, or subject guides Ohio University’s Biz Wiki RSS Aggregators: Keeping up with all this stuff Google Reader Social Networking Sites: Collaborating with others Muse
  • What Others Are Doing Twitter – Cleveland Public Library Flickr – The Library of Congress Google Docs – Myself YouTube – Hawaii Pacific University Podcasting – University of Tennessee, Chatanooga
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY Bibliography for Web 2.0/Library 2.0: Cheerleaders, Critics, and Practical Applications