Web 2.0 and Australian Libraries

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Web 2.0 and Australian Libraries

  1. 1. Web 2.0, Technology & Libraries Andrew Finegan Reference Librarian Northern Territory Library
  2. 3. In the beginning… The World Wide Web in 1992…
  3. 4. NTL Website in 1996…
  4. 5. In the days before Google
  5. 6. Online Social Networking on the Web in the 1990s
  6. 8. What is Web 2.0?
  7. 9. Human Networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/sats_somu/361419683/
  8. 10. Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
  9. 12. Wikis http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/
  10. 16. Blogging
  11. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2473388923/
  12. 18. http://www.boingboing.net
  13. 19. http://www.dailykos.com
  14. 20. http://www.neilgaiman.com
  15. 21. http://happyfacesrock.blogspot.com
  16. 22. http://abc.net.au http://www.theage.com.au
  17. 23. Twitter
  18. 24. Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/morberg/3022858454/
  19. 27. Youtube http://www.flickr.com/photos/fensterbme/1990023423/
  20. 30. Bringing it all together http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasiagal/529508374/
  21. 32. http://www.twittermap.com
  22. 33. http://www.myspace.com http://www.facebook.com http:// www.flickr.com/photos/jelene/2715774596/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/caius/2052302113/ “ Social Networking” sites
  23. 34. There’s a lot out there http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjustin/2467455318
  24. 35. Human filters http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayea/320855060/
  25. 36. Collective Intelligence Share Interact Discuss
  26. 37. Social bookmarking http://www.digg.com http://del.icio.us
  27. 38. Sharing links http://www.librarystuff.com http://www.tametheweb.com
  28. 39. News Sites http://www.theage.com.au http://www.guardian.co.uk
  29. 40. Commercial Sites http://www.amazon.com
  30. 41. http://www.briansolis.com/2008/08/introducing-conversation-prism.html
  31. 42. The conversation <ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Use what works best for you and the user. </li></ul>
  32. 43. Who actually does all this???
  33. 44. Online Communities http:// www.flickr.com/photos/vascellari/2174166231 /
  34. 45. How do you find the time? http://www.flickr.com/photos/apoxapox/2326859116/
  35. 46. Feeds http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/2211084219/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/chenta/2478823482/ “…as easy as checking your email.”
  36. 48. Information Overload http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulr/349560220/ Know your own limits!
  37. 49. Australian Libraries http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/423573268/
  38. 53. Library News Feeds http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/about/site/feeds/index.html http://www.slq.qld.gov.au
  39. 54. John Oxley Library Blog http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/
  40. 55. The Summer Read http://www.slv.vic.gov.au
  41. 56. Inside a Dog http://www.insideadog.com.au
  42. 57. The Inky Awards
  43. 58. Acoustica http://www.myspace.com/citylibraryacoustica
  44. 59. Nash Appreciation Society
  45. 60. SLQ on Youtube
  46. 61. SLNSW on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw
  47. 62. NLA Image Pool http://www.flickr.com/groups/pictureaustralia_ppe/
  48. 63. So, what should we be doing?
  49. 64. Bandwagon = Fail <ul><li>Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>What are we trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are we trying to reach? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will we actually be successful with? </li></ul>
  50. 65. The Mum Test http://www.flickr.com/photos/beccaplusmolly/2769227799/
  51. 66. Millennials http://www.flickr.com/photos/pittcaleb/2158797800/
  52. 67. We need to be a ‘blip!’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/donsolo/3029452838/
  53. 68. Conversations <ul><li>What conversations do you have with your clients in the physical library? </li></ul>
  54. 69. Move those conversations online http://www.briansolis.com/2008/08/introducing-conversation-prism.html Continue the conversations
  55. 70. Speak their language
  56. 71. Free! But… http:// www.flickr.com/photos/16038409@N02/2326310839 /
  57. 72. BALANCE <ul><li>Keep the channels of communication flowing regularly </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid overloading the client with information </li></ul>
  58. 73. Don’t expect a mad rush http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhammza/106714414/
  59. 74. Social networking sites alone won’t do the social networking for you! You still need to start the conversation.
  60. 75. What can we achieve?
  61. 76. A human identity for the library. http://www.flickr.com/photos/litlnemo/259241497 /
  62. 77. Real-time online presence
  63. 78. An open public forum http://www.flickr.com/photos/bretfausett/119649669/
  64. 79. Online Community http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyermonkey/2292879587/
  65. 80. Reaching a bigger audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/melanieandjohn/200829496/
  66. 81. Better practice for the things we already do http://www.flickr.com/photos/peskylibrary/1816149856/
  67. 82. Any Questions? <ul><li>Andrew Finegan </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Territory Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(08) 8999 7437 </li></ul>

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