Annual LIANZA / SLANZA Weekend School, held Nelson, New Zealand on 28 April, 2007. This keynote presentation explores the Web 2.0 world, and the 'possibilities' for libraries in a digitally networked world.
Ten Years Past
Few or no experiences with....
websites, email, spam, phishing, computer viruses
mobile phones were rare and expensive
a Sony Walkman was state of the art
CDs were pretty cool
WiFi was almost unknown
MySpace was an apartment!
What will the Future bring?
Any sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke
to Library ATM
• The Expresso - a
machine with a
library - is consumer
ready, and is debuting
in 10 to 25 libraries
and bookstores in
We need libraries to matter in a web-savvy world.
Is your library already using wikis, blogs, podcasting,
folksonomies, social networking, or other Internet
Is your library blogging, using Instant Messenger, RSS,
promoting services through Flickr and MySpace, or
using a customized OPAC complete with user reviews
and electronic book enrichment?
Academic, school, public, and special libraries are
incorporating Library 2.0 technologies? ........
• MARC compliant library catalogue
• 24/7 online access for information services
• Blended content enrichment
• Federated searching, Open URL
• Taxonomy supported by global metadata
standards - SCOT, SCIS + Dublin Core etc
web 2.0 platform
LMS, CMS, VLE, etc Tagging for
• Social Networks
MySpace, Beebo etc Searching
Blogs & Wikis Browser/Desktop API
Ning networking Visual & personalised
Image & media sharing Mobile computing
Audio & video
• RSS feeds
• Instant Messaging Pipes plus!
MSN, Yahoo, Meebo
Twitter etc Mashups
Embrace Web 2.0 tools Touch the entire Web and
without technolust build better data
Content is conversation - Expand library
be guided by how users bibliographic services
access, consume and
create content. Package and push
metadata - make resources
• Build new services with discoverable
Web 2.0 technologies
• Expand delivery - RSS and
• Physical and virtual beyond
• Blogs & wiki - everyone can communicate
• RSS - everyone can read about it
• Del.ici.ous - sharing favourite web pages
• Flickr - sort, store and share your snaps
• Ofﬁce Tools - Gliffy, Writely, Slideshare....
• Video Sharing - YouTube, Google Video, TeacherTube...
• Podcasting - mulitiple literacies in action
• Wiki - Power of the crowd
• Online Friends - MySpace, Ning, Beebo, FaceBook
• Reading materials for pleasure and study
• Information retrieval and critical analysis
• Learning activities - Social activities
• Academic writing guidance
• Special education learning support
• Information technology support
• Multimedia design and production
• Traditional bibliographic services
• 24/7 Learning support
creativity NOT productivity
• What is the purpose of the ‘commons’?
• What needs will be addressed?
• What programs will be put into place ?
• What faculty will be involved?
• What kinds of hardware, software, furnishing?
• What kinds of staff are needed?
• What promotion and training is needed?
• How will you measure success?
• Filter and manage • Targetted networking
• Collaborative pooling
• Create a knowledge of information
• TAG - Your own
• Provide learning virtual ﬁling cabinet
folksonomy, redeﬁnes web navigation.
In addition, if Del.icio.us could aggregate the
bookmarks over all users, they could come up with a
folksonomy for everybody, based on how the total
population actually valued and referred to the
technorati, google blog search and others are
aggregating this folksonomy information and creating
a web of relationships.
TAG horizonproject07 - the power of folksonomy