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Life After 2.0



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Life After 2.0 Life After 2.0 Presentation Transcript

  • More the exception than the rule
  • Why 2.0 Services Fail
  • Window Dressing We really need to do these Web 2.0 things all the other libraries are doing
  • “____are SO COOL! We should have one at our library!”
  • The Lone Ranger I think our library really needs a blog to be relevant to our patrons. Don’t worry, I’ll handle everything!
  • We Know our Users… Better Than They Know Themselves
  • Going Where our Users are Without Being Useful
  • Web 2.0 Tech is Free… as in Kittens
  • You never call, you never write…
  • Tips for Building a Successful 2.0 Service
  • • Get to know your population’s needs/wants and the technologies they use • Build things that meet a demonstrated need rather than what you think is cool • Give staff time to work on 2.0 projects • Plan for/market 2.0 projects the same way you would any other service/technology • Make sure 2.0 projects are in-line with library’s mission/goals • Continually assess the impact of your 2.0 services and change or stop doing what isn’t working
  • Assessing Web 2.0 Depends on your initial goals • Web statistics • Number of visitors (and their behavior), subscribers, members/users/fans, comments, tags, ratings, etc. • Surveys and Focus Groups • Satisfaction, utility, relevance, usability • What information/services do they want/need from the library • What technologies do your patrons use? (good for future planning)
  • Thanks! AIM: librarianmer Links and presentation at
  • Photo Credits • Gips by clotka • Digitage Web 2.0 by ocean.flynn • Long Range Plan Discussion by Nebraska Library Commission • Toolbox full by Austin ampersand Zak • TBLC Annual Meeting by Sylvar • Slide from “If You Build It, Will They Care?” By Char Booth and Chris Guder. • Chemistry library on Facebook by library riot • UB Library on Facebook by inju • Sprout attacks a kleenex box by Squid! • sunny day by jessamyn