MLIS 7505<br />Marti A. minor<br />June 13, 2010<br />Library 2.0:Examples from a Public Library<br />Click here for narration<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: Web Presence<br />http://www.dekalblibrary.org<br />In 2007, DCPL began moving from a static, mostly text Web page to a dynamic, interactive site with extensive capabilities.<br />The new Web site went live July 2008.<br />Currently, the main page receives approximately 28,000 requests per day.<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: eLibrary<br />In addition to the central library and 22 physical branches, DCPL has an eBranch offering library resources 24/7/365<br />Access electronic databases<br />Download an eAudiobook<br />Apply for a library card<br />DCPL employs a full-time <br />eBranch manager, Jimmy Lo<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: DCPLive<br />A blog by DCPL librarians<br />New bloggers every six months<br />Categories include: authors, books, current affairs, food and drinks, kids and parenting , sports, and much more<br />Keyword search feature <br />1,000 page requests per day<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: DCPLink<br />The library’s eNewsletter<br />2000 subscribers<br />40% open rate<br />Published monthly<br />Archive of past issues<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: Podcasts<br />Author talks and musical performances<br />Patrons may subscribe to podcasts and be alerted when a new episode is placed online<br />Tag cloud for categories<br />Keyword searching<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: Social Networking<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: RSS Feeds<br />With RSS feeds, patrons can keep up to date on the latest additions to the library catalog by genre.<br />Feeds for the addition of podcasts.<br />Feeds are available from the DCPLive.<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: Coming Soon<br />Mobile Web site (version of DCPL’s Web site designed for viewing on mobile devices). <br />Currently in beta<br />Available for public use soon<br />
DeKalb County Public Library: A 2.0 World<br />These examples of Library 2.0 technologies give DCPL low cost tools to achieve its mission to:<br />enlighten and enrich the people of DeKalb County by providing responsive, dynamic services that meet the changing informational needs of a diverse population.<br />
Presenter Info<br />Marti A. Minor<br />Valdosta State University<br />MLIS expected August 2011<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
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