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  • 1. WEB 2.0 : TRANSFORMING LIBRARIES TO LIBRARY 2.0 Prof. Preeti Mahajan Gautam Bahl Deptt. of Library & Inf. Science, Asstt. Librarian Panjab University, Chandigarh A.C.Joshi Library, e-mail:ipreeti2001@yahoo.com Panjab University, Chandigarh e-mail:gautam.bahl@pu.ac.in
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
    • Some Observations on Emerging Web Technologies:
      • They are collaborative, interactive and dynamic in nature.
      • The line between the creation and consumption of content has blurred.
      • Web is evolving into a more interactive, multi-media driven technological space being termed as Web 2.0.
      • Web 2.0, essentially, is not a web of textual publication, but a web of interactive communication. “Web 2.0” was reportedly first conceptualized and made popular by Tim O'Reilly and Dale Dougherty of O'Reilly Media in 2004 .
  • 3. COMPONENTS OF WEB2.0
    • Web 2.0 encompasses any type of new content creation technologies such as:
    • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Video Sharing, Photo Sharing, Web Page Creation, Social Book Marking, Cell Phones, I-pods and o ther t echnologies t hat w ill b e i nvented in future.
  • 4. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES
    • BLOGS: blog is short for web log.
      • As a communication tool.
      • As a continuous feedback tool.
      • As a professional awareness tool for the staff.
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  • 6. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES
    • WIKIS: originating from the Hawaiian term for quick, is an open shared space for collaborative content contribution and editing.
      • Wiki as a service can provide a platform for social interaction amongst librarians as well as patrons.
      • Wikis support multi-media environment, thus making it a potential virtual multimedia room for the library.
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  • 8. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES
    • RSS FEEDS : RSS is a piece of XML coding which stands for rich site summary or really simple syndication.
      • RSS feeds can be incorporated into library catalogues and journal databases to inform users of new publications acquired, news and latest events about the library.
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  • 10. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES
    • INSTANT MESSAGING: Instant messaging allows online, real time communication between two or more people using typed text sent via computers.
      • Can be used as a powerful tool for bringing reference service to the desktop of its patrons. This service is designed to provide:
        • Brief answers to factual questions.
        • Suggest appropriate sources and research strategies.
        • Help with remote access and library policy issues.
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  • 12. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES
    • PODCASTS AND VODCASTS
      • Can be used as training tools for awareness and effective use of library’s online resources.
      • To provide updates about the library collection and services.
      • To preserve and disseminate recordings of important events, presentations, lectures etc.
      • To provide a virtual tour of library.
      • Can be used as an effective tool for marketing of library products and services.
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  • 14. WEB 2.0 :TRANSFORMING LIBRARIES TO LIBRARY 2.0
    • The implications of the web 2.0 are enormous.
    • Libraries can innovatively use these technologies to outreach its clients and potential clients .
    • The applications of Web 2.0 technologies to library services and collections are being broadly termed as Library 2.0.
  • 15. CONCLUSION
    • The use of Web 2.0 technologies is going to change service delivery of libraries in near future.
    • The library's digital collection is going to change, becoming interactive and easily accessible.
    • Web 2.0 technologies and the theory of Library 2.0 help libraries in focusing on information literacy and easy access.
    • The Library 2.0 approach allows libraries to better serve the existing patrons and to reach out to the potential users.
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    • Thank You.