Drupal a open source software was used by the Ann Arbor District Library in their web design….It allows multiple ways for patrons to create the website and participate. Lets see what other things you can do with Drupal.
This is an example of the AADL events blog…you will notice that you have to register to post comments, you do not have to be a library card holder….another example of library 2.0 is categorizing
The Ann Arbor library had over 10 million page views in March of 2010 alone. That’s an average of 34 page views per visit!
You can see how they main catagories are broken down…also on the right you will see the top tags with the numb of tags listed
More examples of categories
Another added feature of library 2.0, RSS feeds
Too busy to chck the AADL website, subscribe to one or several of their 16 RSS Feeds
Library 2.0 engages all users. They have made special effort with teens and youth with their own blogs, subribing with RSS feeds and the use of gamin!
Associate Dir. Eli Neilburger says people tell them all the time how much the love aadl.org. They take the time to tell them that they love it and how it could be better.
A Success StoryofLibrary 2.0and theAnn Arbor District LibraryAnn Arbor, Michigan By: Nancy Van Wert Based on an INTERVIEW WITH ELI NEILBURGER, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF It & production for Mlis 7505 Valdosta State university
DO YOU THINK WE COULD MOVE AADL TO EAST LANSING? I’ll blog it, they always listen! What is Library 2.0? It’s all about Participating! DRUPAL GIVES US THAT LUXURY!
1 AADL wins Blogopoly with Library 2.0! 1.Blogging everywhere! 2.RSS feeds 3.Facebook presence 4.Engaging teens through technology and gaming 5. Wikis for staff use 6.Google platforms for staff 7. Firefox 8. Drupal
Ann Arbor District Library Leads in Library 2.0 by: Encourages learning Citizen engagement Seeks opportunities to serve the public in new and innovative ways Fosters the library as a source of information to navigate the problems of life
By blogging their praises of how much they love aadl.org! PATRONS LOVE AADL! We love aadl!
CREDITS: Eli neilburger,Associate Director of IT and productions at ann arbor district library The ann arbor district library, http://www.aadl.org Michealcasey for providing his definition of web 2.0 http://www.librarycrunch.com My son alex for a fun picture of Particiption & The furry friends who make life So much more fun! THANKS!