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A presentation for staff at the State Library of Victoria on web 2.0 trends and tools. Presented July 2007.

A presentation for staff at the State Library of Victoria on web 2.0 trends and tools. Presented July 2007.

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    Learning 2.0 for Librarians Learning 2.0 for Librarians Presentation Transcript

    • Everything 2.0 Kelly Gardiner Web Services Manager ‘ Title’on this keyline. Arial Bold 36 pts
    • Web 2.0 is not just a blog (not that there’s anything wrong with that…) It breaks the linear connection between one user and a distant machine Software is not on your machine – it’s on the web Dynamic delivery of content and services Fluid data that mixes and flows where it’s needed Networks of services and light-weight applications that grab content and data and deliver it to users – fast Adapts to users’ workflows, rather than forcing them to work around system constraints It really is a web
    • Why does it matter?
      • Yes, some of Web 2.0 is bubble, some is fashion. Half of it you won’t even remember this time next decade (unless you bought shares)
      • Only a tiny percentage of people interact
      • But – and there is a but…
      • Wikipedia is the top “educational reference” site with over 26% market share
      • On Wikipedia, most readers were 18-24; most users who edited entries were 45-54
      • Visits to Wikipedia outnumber those to Encarta 3400 to 1
      • Using dynamic services changes users’ expectations
      • (US visits for the week ended April 7, reported by Hitwise)
    • What it really means for us
      • SLV 2.0 principles
      • Consistently describe information and objects
      • View and present our many information repositories as a single source
      • Provide users with many windows into relevant information, and opportunities to contribute and interact
      • Deliver online services and content dynamically.
      • We create our own web
    • How to do it
      • Find new ways to classify, deliver and discover
      • Give users a chance to comment, classify, tag, review, publish, annotate, interact
      • Provide a federated and multi-faceted search function
      • Keep content current
      • Match our users’ tasks, interests and workflows with our specialist collections and expertise
      • Send our data & content out into the world
      • Bring other data or services into our sites
      • Repackage and re-use our rich data and content.
    • Tags Tags/suggest
    • Tags User content Context links
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    • Pull data Push data
    • Provide value User content
    • Push data
    • Tags Suggest
    • Everything 2.0
      • It’s not the way of the future, it’s the way of last year
      • Patrons are used to it
      • You never know, it might be fun
      • Dynamic data and web services are fundamental changes to the way information is organised and accessed
      • We can use these invisible tools to generate better services and provide more relevance than Google
      • We can use it for the forces of goodness and niceness
      • And look forward to 3.0 (that’s not a joke).