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  • 1. Web 2.0 De-mystified Julie Hannaford [email_address]
  • 2. What is Web 2.0?
    • Collaboration
    • Exploration
    • Experimentation
    • Communication …
    • Sites and tools that let you connect with others in a whole new way
    • Innovative ways to reach our users
  • 3. Let’s Take a Tour… Credit to paradigm4 – found on Flickr
  • 4. First Stop: Social Bookmarking
    • What it is:
      • Tagging (adding keywords) websites, videos and photos, in a way that is meaningful to you
      • Sharing those sites and tags with others
      • Examples:
        • or
  • 5.
    • Social bookmarking/tagging of websites
    • Store favourites in ways that are meaningful to you – tag them AND bundle them
    • Add people to your network; subscribe to tags that are of interest to you; search for others’ sites
    • Example: search for: instant messaging libraries
  • 6.
    • Similar to
    • Lets you use additional features:
      • Highlight content on a website that is of particular interest
      • Add a sticky note with comments on a site
    • Share your stored sites with others by forwarding them on
    • Look at the group: Web2.0
  • 7. Library Examples
    • Provide links to useful sites for your users
      • Use to store your recommendations
      • Thunder Bay Public Library
    • Check out the users on this list:
    • Use Diigo to collaborate:
      • Sharing of websites/research when doing group work (@ FIS, when doing committee work, for example)
  • 8. Flickr
    • Online site that allows you to upload photos/images
    • Tag images, share photos with others and find images that you need (see slide 2 of this presentation)
      • Get permission – give credit
      • Consider privacy/copyright issues
    • Create groups: check out the Libraries and Librarians group
    • Flickr works with: fd’s flickr toys – display images in new ways
    • Take Flickr code and place it into your blog or website, so that your photos are displayed
  • 9. Library Uses
    • Upload photos of library events
      • Allow commenting so that users can provide feedback
      • Engage with your users
      • Dublin City Public Libraries
      • Colorado College Tutt Library
    • Use flickr to do book displays:
      • Clemens & Alcuin Libraries' Photos
    • Create promo materials for your library: posters, calendars, trading cards
    • Create name tags – useful for roving librarians
  • 10. Slideshare
    • Site that allows you to upload your presentations and tag them
    • Become part of a community
      • See the Web2.0 community
    • Note: this presentation is on Slideshare
  • 11. Second Stop: Facebook
    • Social networking
  • 12. Library Uses
    • Stay current with colleagues: write on their walls, see their newest photos, read their posts
    • Stay up to date on library issues by joining library groups:
      • Library 2.0 Interest Group
      • Digital Reference in Facebook
      • Information Literacy Interest Group (ILIG)
      • FacebookAppsforLibraries
    • Connect with library users to answer their reference questions:
      • Syracuse University Library
      • U of A libraries
      • Ryerson University library
      • Penn State University Libraries
  • 13. Third Stop: Podcasting
    • What is a podcast? “a multimedia file distributed over the Internet, using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers” Some features:
      • Can be audio or video.
      • Can be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats (like RSS).
      • Subscribe to a feed, then each time a new clip is added, you are automatically updated with the newest episode.
      • Listen/watch podcasts via an iPod or other MP3 player or via a computer.
  • 14. How to Find and Subscribe to Podcasts
    • iTunes
      • Select Podcasts from the Music Store. If you want to find library specific ones, input ‘librar*’ into the search box to get a general idea of what’s out there.
        • Subscribe via the Music Store
        • Subscribe manually using the Advanced menu
        • Change the settings if necessary
    • The Podcast Directory – another source to find podcasts
      • Organized by category
  • 15. Library Uses – iTunes Examples
    • Library tours: Ease your users’ comfort level with your environment:
      • Carleton University Library Tours
    • Create podcasts that explain library services:
      • University of Aberdeen Library
      • in iTunes: Mount Allison University Libraries LibCast
    • Make seminars/presentations available – reach a broader audience
      • Kankakee Public Library
      • SirsiDynix Institute
      • In iTunes: Arizona State University Libraries – updated weekly
  • 16. YouTube
    • A service that allows users to upload videos that they would like to share with others
    • Post and tag videos, comment on others’ videos
    • Examples:
      • The First Help Desk – information literacy at its finest!
  • 17. Library Uses – YouTube Examples
    • Library tours:
    • Information literacy videos:
    • Promos for your library’s events:
  • 18. Instant Messaging
    • There are a number of options for providing reference to our users
      • E-mail
      • In person
      • Live Help – co-browsing
    • Can also use IM – there are now a number of free tools that allow chatting with users to answer questions
  • 19. Instant Messaging
    • Lots of different IM systems: MSN, AIM, Yahoo, etc.
    • Using tools like Meebo or Pidgin (formerly GAIM), it is possible to aggregate them and chat with users regardless of their chosen chatting environment
    • Examples:
      • Ask Gerstein
      • UTM
  • 20. References/Some Additional Reading:
    • IM=FASTER Virtual Reference on the Cheap! By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens:
    • Places to Go: Facebook by Stephen Downes:
    • Tags Help Make Libraries by Melissa L. Rethlefsen:
    • Web2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software by Michael Stephens: