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  • 1. Library 2.0 Suvarsha Minj Information Analyst, HP Labs India Suvarsha_w@yahoo.com * The views presented here are not of HP Labs India but personal
  • 2. define:web 2.0  History     Second generation of the World Wide Web A term coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004 to describe a second generation of the web. Web 2.0 One of the most influential concepts of democratization is due to Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired. Technolgies     Web as a platform Services replace desktop applications Web technologies, web-based-tools Thin client, AJAX; blogging, tagging software
  • 3. define:web 2.0  Content    away from static webpages to dynamic content media convergence People    Collaboration and sharing between users Passive v/s participatory users highly interactive websites
  • 4. What I did was Web 2.0 Use many participants of the web to create value
  • 5. Examples of Web 2.0       Blogs Wikis Social Networking Tagging RSS Feeds Mashups
  • 6. So, what is Library 2.0? Compare with Library 1.0 How is it different? What remains?
  • 7. How is it different from Library 1.0?  Library 1.0  Contents  “Just in case” vs. “Just in time” collections  Approach  “Come to us” vs. “Here we come”  People Physical users vs. virtual users  Limited reach/user education 
  • 8. How is it similar to Library 1.0?  We are still about  Content  Users   Right content for the right user at the right time The five laws still apply…
  • 9. Library 2.0  History  "Library 2.0" was coined by Michael Casey on his blog LibraryCrunch      Technologies Content People Business Future
  • 10. Exploring Library 2.0  Content   Porting existing content onto the web and enhancing it  Example: Book reviews/ratings on OPACs Converting the tacit knowledge to explicit  Example: Personal web page publishing tool for all patrons?  Example: What has this user read from the library?
  • 11. Exploring Library 2.0  People   Publishers reach out to their users  Example: Amazon on OPACs “People who read this also read…” Enabling patrons to share their expertise  Example: Blogging software for patrons of the library on the library
  • 12. Exploring Library 2.0  Business    Can we be the (effective) filter to content from the web  Example: RSS feeds relevant to users subject domain Can we be more productive?  Example: Sharing expertise among librarians Future  Analyzing users to discover their needs  Example: Study student blogs to find out their needs
  • 13. Library 2.0 Pitfalls  People problem    Perspective problem       Identity-crisis, Role confusions Interminable attempts at consensus Lack of discernment Goal-fixation Technology centric approach Requiring perfection before release/implementation Over-attachment to successful methods Management problems  Plan, implement, and forget
  • 14. Codes for Success – Library 2.0      Approach from a needs perspective Allocate human / financial resources Implement and market Get feedback Have a follow up plan
  • 15. Case Study New aggregation at HP Labs India  Need:  Researchers too busy to keep abreast of what’s happening in the industry  Service: A news alerts system aggregating news for them
  • 16. Case Study New aggregation at HP Labs India  Tools      Google alerts RSS aggregator XML Editor A php based site for displaying news Method       Set up alerts in Google News Scan news periodically to select relevant items Visit interesting items to collect relevant text Use XML editor to edit RSS feeds Convert to html using php script Display
  • 17. Case Study New aggregation at HP Labs India  Site Features  Displays news items  Collects suggestions  Captures link clicks  Generates report of usage  Lessons learnt  Changing formats over time  Changing periodicity  Flexibility of technology
  • 18. References  LibraryCrunch: Service for the Next Generation Library: A Library 2.0 Perspective by Michael Casey   Wikipedia    http://www.librarycrunch.com/2005/10/worki ng_towards_a_definition_o.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_2.0 Library Journal: Library 2.0: Service for the next-generation library  http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365 200.html
  • 19. References  Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries   Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation   http://www.webology.ir/2006/v3n2/a25.html http://iis.syr.edu/projects/PNOpen/ParticiaptoryNet works.pdf Web 2.0: Where will the next generation Web take Libraries?  http://www.oclc.org/nextspace/002/1.htm
  • 20. Thank you suvarsha_w@hp.com