The principles of Library 2.0 seek to put users in touch with information and entertainment wherever they may be, breaking down the barriers of space, time and outdated policy. It is a user-centered paradigm focusing on knowledge, experience, collaboration , the creation of new content and encouraging the heart.
It is a philosophy of rapid change, flexible organizational structures, new Web 2.0 tools and user participation that will put the library in a much stronger position, ready to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of a larger user population.
Library 2.0 – a participatory future? Workshop and seminar in April 2008
29 participants answered: What is Library 2.0? 4 researchers indexed the answers Keywords that 3-4 researchers had used were used for co-word analysis
20,856 islands (> 15,000 servers, >1000km2) 847,922 logins, last 30 days 14,353,798 residents Total L$ Supply: 5,192,147,116 (20M USD) About 1M USD spent every day Over 30 000 logged in now Over 50% from Europe Average age 35 About 40% women Statistics from Monday, July 14, 2008
Over 400 universities, schools and libraries Over 4500 teachers
What kind of activities do you have in Second Life? Volunteering Exploring Second Life Demonstration purposes Training Exhibits and showcases Presentation Meetings Book discussions Author discussions Support information needs Events Interactive displays Support groups Workshops References Collaborative projects Links to other resources Classes, tutorials Tours Enhancing services Supporting research Speakers
Personal time, from a few hours to 20 hours / week – Probably all
Few hours / week on work time (10)
Over US$ 25000 (3)
Course fees and classes (3)
Sponsored land (3)
About US$ 100 (2)
Cooperation with the university (1)
What kind of an investments does your library have?
What is your role in your RL and SL library? In RL Administrative librarian Staff development New technology resources Collection development librarian Senior computer scientist Library assistant Retired elementary school teacher Technology librarian Senior computer scientist Health science librarian Reference librarian Faculty librarian Emerging technologies librarian Web services manager Information literacy librarian In SL Volunteer Sim owner Head of library Coordinator Project officer Librarian Team leader Reference librarian Pioneer Mentor Developer Trendsetter Metaverse evangelist
“ Being a volunteer Reference Librarian. Because it makes me feel like I am a librarian . If you stop working in a library, you lose your identity as a librarian. Or at least that is the impression I've gotten since losing my job.”
About what is most important… “ I think there are many opportunities and possibilities for libraries, for research, for teaching, and for networking and collaboration within SL. I think it's important for us to explore these new technologies and opportunities .”
Kim Holmberg [email_address] www.webometrics.fi www.library2pointoh.fi www.edufinland.fi THANK YOU!