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Web2.0 Meets Research2.0



A look at how web2.0 tools can help with research

A look at how web2.0 tools can help with research



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  • Web 2.0 meets Research 2.0 Jason A. Clark Head of Digital Access and Web Services Montana State University Libraries
  • A Look Ahead…
      • A quick discussion of Web2.0 and its possible applications to library research
      • An introduction to the content delivery elements of RSS, ATOM, and XML
      • An assessment of what we have learned through an applied assignment
  • A Story… "But media is actually a triathlon, it's three different events. People like to consume, but they also like to produce, and they like to SHARE ." Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008 Watch the video: http://blip.tv/file/855937/ Read the transcript: http://www.herecomeseverybody.org/2008/04/looking-for-the-mouse.html
  • A Picture…
  • Web 2.0 - What is it?
      • Does it exist?
      • What does it look like?
      • A shift in the medium...
    •      http://montana.craigslist.org/
    •     to
    •      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bozeman-MT/Montana-State-University-Libraries/20683532480
  • Web 2.0 - Defined?
      • Not a single technology - series of characteristics
      • User Participation - Social Web
      • Embedded, "point of need" services
      • Open, standardized data allowing for sharing
  • Source: AJ Cann, My Personal Learning Environment (PLE) http://www.microbiologybytes.com/tutorials/ple/ple5.html
  • Background Thoughts
      • RSS, ATOM, and XML - structured data formats that carry information and can be reused in many differnet web settings
      • Feed standards = standard way to share, read, and aggregate data
      • Using Web 2.0 technology to get library materials into the research workflow
  • Content Delivery with XML
      • Potential of RSS and Atom
      • More than text - actual delivery of files
      • Word docs, .pdfs, sound files, media files...
      • Building of Widgets and Gadgets
  • Research 2.0 - Applications 
      • Tagwatching - Delicious.com
      •    http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/tag/body+piercing?count=15
      •    http://delicious.com/tag/body+piercing
      • Keyword monitoring - Worldcat.com 
      • http://spirs.lib.montana.edu/worldcat/
      • http://www.worldcat.org/ 
      • Update monitoring - Wikipedia.com
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=metadata&action=history&feed=rss
      • Research Tools - Widgets and Gadgets
      • http://www.lib.montana.edu/tools/
      • "Beta" - MSU Library Labs
      • http://www.lib.montana.edu/beta/
  • Class Exercise
      • Set up Google Reader account at reader.google.com
      • Using examples from preceding slide:
        • Set up alerts by subscribing to the feeds for Delicious tags, Worldcat keywords, and Wikipedia updates
        • Add a widget to your browser
        • Add the MSU search gadget to your iGoogle page
  • Questions?
  • Getting Started - Feeds
      • RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters http://www.mnot.net/rss/tutorial/
      • Desktop Software for creating feeds
    • ExtraLabs Feed Editor - http://www.extralabs.net/feed-editor.htm
    • FeedForAll - http://www.feedforall.com/
      • Tools for displaying feeds
    • Feed2JS - http://feed2js.org/
    • FeedDigest - http://www.feeddigest.com/
  • Contact Information Jason A. Clark   Montana State University Libraries Head of Digital Access and Web Services [email_address] www.jasonclark.info 406-994-6801
  • Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/260004685/