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Government Documents 2.0 Web 2.0 Initiatives for Depository Library Websites Rebecca Blakeley, MLIS
Web 2.0 = It’s all about YOU
We are in Web 3.0 Beta Mode
What is Government 2.0? <ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul>...
Examples of Government 2.0 <ul><ul><li>DIPNOTE : U.S. Dept of State blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Govt. agencies using  ...
What is Gov Docs 2.0? <ul><li>Using social technologies to expand depository library services.  </li></ul><ul><li>  Social...
Gov Doc Group on  Library 2.0 Ning Network <ul><ul><li>http:// www.ning.com </li></ul></ul>
Gov Doc 2.0 @ the McNeese Federal Depository Library <ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking (website tags) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
 
 
Google Books <ul><ul><li>McNeese’s  Virtual Gov Doc Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on local Louisiana docs </li>...
Google Custom Search Engines  <ul><li>Tailored search using Google's technology  </li></ul><ul><li>Restricts search result...
OpenCongress and Govtrack <ul><ul><li>http:// www.opencongress.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.govtrack.us </li...
Fun With Flickr & YouTube <ul><ul><li>Let’s Cook With Gov Docs… </li></ul></ul>
How the heck do you  find time for this? <ul><li>Remember this mantra:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just try it!  Make some time...
Helpful Guides
Why should I make time for all this?  <ul><li>To get our knowledge, helpfulness, and information expertise out there where...
And now…your moment of zen <ul><ul><li>This is more than play and more than about what we can do. It’s also about what we ...
For more info… <ul><ul><li>My Blog and Wiki: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://msugovdocs.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul>...
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    1. 1. Government Documents 2.0 Web 2.0 Initiatives for Depository Library Websites Rebecca Blakeley, MLIS
    2. 2. Web 2.0 = It’s all about YOU
    3. 3. We are in Web 3.0 Beta Mode
    4. 4. What is Government 2.0? <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not utopia yet…problems with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Authentication and archiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Divide </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Examples of Government 2.0 <ul><ul><li>DIPNOTE : U.S. Dept of State blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Govt. agencies using Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GovGab : GSA’s U.S. Govt. Blog </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What is Gov Docs 2.0? <ul><li>Using social technologies to expand depository library services. </li></ul><ul><li> Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li> RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Another way to bring “documents to the people”! </li></ul>social software wikis IM blogs social networking photo sharing
    7. 7. Gov Doc Group on Library 2.0 Ning Network <ul><ul><li>http:// www.ning.com </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Gov Doc 2.0 @ the McNeese Federal Depository Library <ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking (website tags) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog/RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gov Guides Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McNeese Gov Doc Dept Homepage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// library.mcneese.edu/depts/docs/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gov Docs on the Bayou Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// msugovdocs.blogspot.com / </li></ul></ul>
    9. 11. Google Books <ul><ul><li>McNeese’s Virtual Gov Doc Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on local Louisiana docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antique, historical, rare docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feed and Subject Tags </li></ul></ul>
    10. 12. Google Custom Search Engines <ul><li>Tailored search using Google's technology </li></ul><ul><li>Restricts search results based on websites or web domains you specify </li></ul><ul><li>Assures quality in websites searched </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. only peer-reviewed or .gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Narrows search to a subset of the Internet that you choose. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. field specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Search Engines in Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McNeese Depository’s CSEs </li></ul></ul>
    11. 13. OpenCongress and Govtrack <ul><ul><li>http:// www.opencongress.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.govtrack.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfect examples of Web 2.0 technology furthering transparency in government! </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. Fun With Flickr & YouTube <ul><ul><li>Let’s Cook With Gov Docs… </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. How the heck do you find time for this? <ul><li>Remember this mantra: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just try it! Make some time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple & easy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15-30 minutes a day (careful…it’s easy to spend hours on these fun tools!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try one new tool a day for a week and then pick the ones you enjoy working with the most and/or you think your patrons will use. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 16. Helpful Guides
    15. 17. Why should I make time for all this? <ul><li>To get our knowledge, helpfulness, and information expertise out there where the users are. </li></ul><ul><li>Get people to think of us as the “go to” resource for their government info needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Make us findable in an online environment </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the core mission of depository libraries: providing access and serving our users. </li></ul>
    16. 18. And now…your moment of zen <ul><ul><li>This is more than play and more than about what we can do. It’s also about what we should do… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~Woody Evans, “Embryonic Web 3.0” article in Jan. 2008 issue of Searcher magazine </li></ul></ul>
    17. 19. For more info… <ul><ul><li>My Blog and Wiki: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://msugovdocs.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://msugovdocsdept.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Me! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>337-475-5740 </li></ul></ul>
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