Hants & I0W CILIP 05/07

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  • Hants & I0W CILIP 05/07

    1. 1. 2.0 tools Kara Jones Subject Librarian University of Bath CILIP Hants&IoW AGM 16 May 2007
    2. 2. About me: <ul><li>Kara Jones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Librarian, University of Bath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked in academic libraries in Australia, Emirates and UK. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a technology evangelist but a practitioner </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Overview <ul><li>What is web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 as a TOOL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Issues </li></ul><ul><li>The Future </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is web 2.0 <ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Web as platform’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Architecture of participation’ </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Social Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Webfeeds </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, MySpace, Academici </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why bother? <ul><li>Who’s using web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12% of web traffic is to web 2.0 sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>668% growth in last two years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Hitwise data available from BusinessWeek blog: http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/blogspotting/archives/pdf/Tancer%20Web2expo1.pdf. Accessed: 15 May 2007)) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why use web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s generally free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many of your library clients are using/learning/socialising with it! </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Source: Li, Charlene. ‘Forrester’s new Social Technographics report’, posted 22 April, 2007 on Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies . http://blogs.forrester.com/charleneli/2007/04/forresters_new_.html (Accessed: 10 May 2007) None of these activities 52% Inactive Read blogs Watch peer-generated video Listen to podcasts 33% Spectators Use social networking sites 19% Joiners Use RSS Tag Web pages 15% Collectors Comment on blogs Post ratings and reviews 19% Critics Publish web page Publish or maintain a blog Upload video to sites like YouTube 13% Creators
    8. 8. Using web 2.0 technologies as tools <ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Client interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Internal practices </li></ul>
    9. 9. Information Literacy <ul><li>Information literacy (IL) is an intellectual framework for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recognising the need for, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>finding, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evaluating, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and using information . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Australian Information Literacy Standards, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Frameworks / competency standards / skills sets …. </li></ul>
    10. 10. IL and social software <ul><li>Social software can be used to engage learners in ways that work best for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanisms for resource discovery, critical reflection and for recording the search process. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Weblog features <ul><li>Reflective tools </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting a path of progression </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening evaluation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Being prepared to respond </li></ul><ul><li>Improving written communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of acknowledging sources online </li></ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul>
    12. 12. RSS Webfeed Features <ul><li>RSS newsfeeds on regularly updated websites </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for organising new information into manageable chunks </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered to your desktop into folders </li></ul><ul><li>Used for keeping up to date </li></ul>
    13. 13. Wiki features <ul><li>Easy to create websites, focus on the content </li></ul><ul><li>Project development with peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Group authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Track a group project (‘Using Wiki in Education’, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of ‘communities of practice’ where reflection and feedback are important collaborative processes. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Accessibility <ul><li>Alternative formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mp3, podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pdf, text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.scribd.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Blended accessibility’ (Brian Kelly, http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/papers/w4a-2007/) </li></ul>
    15. 16. Client interaction <ul><li>Reviews – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.librarything.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comments – from weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking, tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us, connotea, citeulike, flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(BUT: moderation, trust, risk management…) </li></ul>
    16. 17. Social bookmarking features <ul><li>Organisation and management of information </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing and dissemination of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom-up rather than top-down classification of information </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomies/ tagging </li></ul>
    17. 18. Internal practices <ul><li>Advanced document management </li></ul><ul><li>Version control </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration factor </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul>
    18. 19. Internal Practices <ul><li>File sharing – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki sites ie. www.wetpaint com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document sharing ie. docs.google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation sharing ie. www.slideshare.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weblogs ie. www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. The Issues <ul><li>Third party hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Moderating comments </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Tech issues: intranets, firewalls </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring success! </li></ul>
    20. 21. So, then… <ul><li>Scan the horizon </li></ul><ul><li>Must be fit for purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Try things out internally </li></ul><ul><li>Take what works for you </li></ul>
    21. 22. Further reading <ul><li>Brian Kelly – UKOLN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ukwebfocus.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phil Bradley’s Weblog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philbradley.typepad.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Steven M Cohen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.librarystuff.net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EDUCAUSE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.educause.edu </li></ul></ul>

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