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Presentation on emergent technologies at the region 4 Idaho Library Association in Twin Falls, ID on April 2007

Presentation on emergent technologies at the region 4 Idaho Library Association in Twin Falls, ID on April 2007



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    Emergent Technologies Emergent Technologies Presentation Transcript

    • Exploring Emergent Technologies SPLAT
      • Emergent Technologies = Social Software:
        • Online services & tools that enable users to connect, collaborate, customize, and share content; all of which are influenced and enhanced by group dynamics.
      • What’s so different from regular software?
        • “ indie” software & developers
        • Evolving (forever Beta)
        • Free
        • Shareable
        • Customizable
        • Growing Web 2.0 concept
      • A social phenomenon referring to an approach to creating and distributing Web content itself, characterized by open communication, decentralization of authority, freedom to share and re-use
      • Small software companies offering free, innovative, web-based software
      • What’s driving Web 2.0?
        • Open Source
        • Savvy users/developers
        • Browser functionality
        • Scripts (AJAX, Ruby)
        • Plug-ins
        • Virtual communities
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 Show & tell
    • Web 2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mozorro/105664713/in/photostream/
      • Categories we’ll discuss today:
        • RSS
        • News Readers / Aggregators
        • Blogs
        • Social Networks
        • Instant Messaging
      • News Readers use:
        • Real Simple Syndication
        • Rich Site Summary
        • XML code summarizes web content, sends feed to aggregator
    • http://albertsonslibrary.blogspot.com/atom.xml Show & tell
      • News Readers:
        • Website subscription
        • Single interface
        • Updates automatically
        • Automated web surfing
        • Share your subscriptions
    • 2 Frames Feed display Feed List
      • News Readers
        • Subscribe using URL
        • Click a chicklet
      • What is a weblog?
        • A “what’s new” page, updated frequently, detailing thoughts, issues, links, and minutiae of an individual.
        • Web + log = weblog or Blog
        • Blogger = one who blogs
      • Weblogs
        • Free blogging platforms
    • Anatomy of a Blog
    • Banner/title of Blog Most recent “post” on top, usually dated Blogger, or person(s) responsible for the post, may include a “profile” of Blogger Older posts move to bottom Archived posts You can comment on content Weblogs: Anatomy
      • Web 2.0 developments
        • Social software as response to corporate control
        • Individuals share software solutions
        • Greater choice in functionality
        • Shareable content
        • Easier dissemination of content
        • Always Beta
        • Web 2.0 momentum
        • Newer publication formats
        • Hybrids
        • Still evolving
        • Corporate vs. maverick software
        • Shifting strategies
      • So what?
      Wonderful! Just wonderful!...So much for instilling them with a sense of awe.
      • From Web 2.0 meme to Library 2.0
        • Meme: a unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover, and adaptation.
    • Social Software – LIBRARY 2.0
      • Web-based, socially-tested, shareable software utilities and conceptual thinking +
      • Library resources, services, research expertise, and core community service
    • Social Software – LIBRARY 2.0
        • Concept is too broad
        • Library model is just fine
        • Varies by library type
        • Lack of concrete examples
        • Divide of digital/non-digital natives
        • Control
    • Social Software – LIBRARY 2.0
        • Constant change is replacing the older model of upgrade cycles and static services
        • Comparable tools
        • Anytime/anywhere access & services
        • Personalized services
    • LIBRARY 2.0
        • A model for library service that reflects a transition within the library world in the way that services are delivered to library users
        • Harness the library user’s ideas in both design and implementation of services
        • Harvest and integrate ideas and products from peripheral fields into library service models
    • LIBRARY 2.0
        • Integrate change
        • Develop tools & services
        • Encourage innovation
        • Enhance models that work
        • Educate
        • Experiment
        • Beta works