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Mellinger presentation at Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, Oregon May 17-20, 2008

Mellinger presentation at Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, Oregon May 17-20, 2008

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  • Beyond the superficialities of buzzwords like Web 2.0 and Library 2.0, is an underlying shift in how collections can be built and managed and accessed. In the Web 2.0 world, collections do not have to be “collections for the ages,” but can be more fluid online aggregations brought together for specific, yet perhaps ephemeral, purposes. Web 2.0 collections can be built by librarians, by the users themselves, or can be by-products of other online activities, such as tagging and social bookmarking. For example, online photo sharing sites such as Flickr are used to create virtual library collections. Lightweight online catalogs such as LibraryThing or Shelfari are used to build personal library collections or to highlight parts of larger library collections. Social bookmarking tools such as De.licio.us produce collaborative collections of web sites on various topics. Recommender systems in place on sites like Amazon can be used as discovery tools for library acquisitions. This presentation will explore some collection-related uses of Web 2.0 tools and open a discussion on their implications for librarians and library users. {And how we define collections}
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    • 1. Collections 2.0 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge May 18, 2008 Margaret Mellinger Oregon State University Libraries
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    • 4. Collections 2.0, really?
    • 5. Web 2.0 is:
      • Decentralization
      • Small pieces loosely joined
      • Perpetual beta
      • User as contributor
      • Rich user experience
      • Remixable Content
      Coombs, Karen A. 2007. “Building a Library Web Site on the Pillars of Web 2.0 Infotoday 27 (1).
    • 6. Everything is miscellaneous. . .
    • 7. 1 st Order of Order 2 nd Order of Order 3 rd Order of Order Collections are physical items Information about 1 st Order objects Both objects and metadata can be digital
    • 8. Everything is on the network. . .
    • 9. | Space | Expertise | Systems | Services | Vertically integrated around local collections Integrated around local, regional and consortial collections Digital Collections Services moving to the network + +
    • 10. Examples of Web 2.0 “collections”
      • Visual collections
      • Flickr
      • Internet Archive Moving Images
      • Music collections
      • Discogs
      • Pandora
      • Book collections
      • Library Thing
      • Shelfari
      • Bookmark collections
      • De.licio.us
      • CiteULike
      • Connotea
      • Zotero
    • 11. Visual Collections
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    • 25. Book Collections
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    • 31. Other book collection sites
    • 32. Bookmark collections
    • 33. Del.icio.us
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    • 36. Zotero
    • 37. citeulike
    • 38. Connotea
    • 39. Music Collections
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    • 46. Implications for Libraries
    • 47. Implications for Libraries
      • With new web technologies, people create collections of their own content, and mix them with open web content and library content and share them with others.
      • Users add value to library collections the more they use them.
    • 48. Implications for Libraries
      • Build new entry points for users to discover library collections
      • Design collections that allow users to re-mix, share and attribute pieces of library content
    • 49. New Entry Points
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    • 62. Help users re-mix, share, attribute
    • 63. Scholar’s Box
    • 64. tafiti
    • 65. The future means
      • . . .both print and electronic communication
      • . . .both linear text and hypertext
      • . . .both mediation by librarians and direct access
      • . . .both collections and access.
      • . . .libraries that are both ediface and interface.
      Crawford and Gorman. 1995. Future Libraries: Dreams Madness & Reality. Chicago: ALA Editions.
    • 66. What are your predictions?
    • 67. Image credits
      • Slide 2. Pigatto, Daniel F. “Web 2.0” http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigatto/332193181/ uploaded 12/24/2006.
      • Slide 3. Fichter, Darlene. “Library 2.0 Formula” http://www.flickr.com/photos/fichter/114899622/ uploaded 3/19/2006.
    • 68. References
      • Coombs, Karen A. 2007. “Building a Library Web Site on the Pillars of Web 2.0 Infotoday 27 (1).
      • Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. New York: Times Books, 2007.
      • Dempsey, Lorcan. The network reconfigures the library: people and places, collections and services. LIR Seminar 2008, Liberty Hall, Dublin.
      • http://www.oclc.org/research/presentations/dempsey/lir.ppt
    • 69. Questions, comments, discussion