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  • LAD 2008

    1. 1. Internet Librarian 2008 Beyond 2.0: User-Focused Tools & Practices Monterey, CA October, 2008 Elena Maslyukova Elena Zimina
    2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Web 2.0 in action </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking: Facebooks, Myspaces, Second Life – personal profiles for social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: RSS, Twitter, Wiki, Sharing Media, Videoblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers, useful applications </li></ul><ul><li>LifeCasting </li></ul>
    3. 3. World Will Change… With or Without You
    4. 4. Web 2.0 and Libraries <ul><li>Knowledge Sharing – Remember? </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration, Collective Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Plug and Play </li></ul><ul><li>Users embrace social networking – information generation and exchange is shifting platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Our catalog needs to accommodate this, research should go beyond conventional published materials (print or electronic), don’t be scared of user tags </li></ul>
    5. 5. Social Networking <ul><li>Changing communication dynamics : Personal and professional discussions moving into the virtual space. It’s a MUST or you’ll be out of the conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean for libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>News ways of marketing, making collections accessible, allow your users talk and do knowledge sharing using the library space or library systems. </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean for librarians? </li></ul><ul><li>New avenues for knowledge sharing, feedback generation </li></ul><ul><li>Action items: explore it!!! Facebook groups, Twitter news, Sites for Street Journalism </li></ul>
    6. 6. Tools: Twitter <ul><li>Microblogging platform : instant messages or SMS for public view. </li></ul><ul><li>News monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Events monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Inside scoop </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Easy and omnipresent </li></ul><ul><li>Obama Campaign, Mars Rovers, Mumbai </li></ul>
    7. 7. Wiki in the Library <ul><li><< A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content. >> </li></ul><ul><li>(from Wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Communications among library staff; </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with patrons/colleagues; </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgebase to support reference service (best practices, good ideas); </li></ul><ul><li>Document repository (library policy & procedures, meeting notes, projects, useful links & articles). </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Wikipedia World Bank Pilot Project
    9. 9. Library Network Staff Home page: http://jolis/Lib /
    10. 10. Media Sharing <ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Browsershots </li></ul><ul><li>Videoblogging </li></ul>Minimize Duplication and Rework
    11. 11. <ul><li>It’s free </li></ul><ul><li>Upload PowerPoint & PDF presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Download favorite or search presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Create your collections of presentations using groups </li></ul><ul><li>Share with colleagues & patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Create webinars, video presentations & more </li></ul>Slideshare
    12. 12. Diggs <ul><li>169th most popular site on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Over 22 million unique visitors/month </li></ul><ul><li>2.7+ million requested users (Estimated as of Jan 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Largest age demographic: 18-34 years old 40% of total) </li></ul>Breaking news, video and content from around the world… Find, post, and vote on the best of the web’s newest content…
    13. 13. Delicious <ul><li>Social bookmarking web services for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>The site was founded in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Has more than five million users and 150 million bookmarked URLs </li></ul>
    14. 14. Flickr <ul><li>Was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>It’s popular web site for users to share personal photographs and used by bloggers as a photo repository </li></ul><ul><li>Is an image and video hosting web site, web services suite, and online community platform </li></ul><ul><li>As of November 2008, it clams to host more than 3 billion images </li></ul>
    15. 15. Firefox <ul><li>Firefox; http://www.mozilla.com </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox is a free and open source web browser managed by the Mozilla Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Second-most popular browser in use worldwide, after Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox runs on various versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and many other Unix-like operating systems </li></ul>
    16. 16. LifeCasting: all-in-one <ul><li>Implications: As more tools for information generation emerge, it’s hard to keep up. Don’t be discouraged, the tools to keep up emerge just as fast. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki – all-in-one knowledge base, perfect for sharing library staff information, passwords, tips and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Expect users asking questions about this! Don’t let them see that you are not involved. </li></ul><ul><li>In the age of virtual everything, tangible experiences are valued more – events, one-off items, personal attention. Live personal assistance (research or reference should be valued more) </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>In the age of virtual everything, tangible </li></ul><ul><li>experiences are valued more – events, </li></ul><ul><li>one-off items, personal attention. </li></ul>
    18. 18. References <ul><li>Internet Librarian 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infotoday.com/IL2008/ </li></ul><ul><li>Bejune, Matthew M. (2007). Wikis in Libraries. Information Technology and Libraries , 26(3), 27-39. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryWikis http://librarywikis.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cohen, Steven M. 130 Web Tips, Tricks, Tools, and </li></ul><ul><li>Resources in 160 Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>http://stevenmcohen.pbwiki.com/130Tools </li></ul>

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