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Web 2.0 presentation delivered to NHS library staff in November 2007

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  • Newfangled Things: an introduction to Web 2.0 for libraries Siobahn Price, E-Resources Assistant Librarian Francis Costello Library Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic & District Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire Email: Siobahn.Price@rjah.nhs.uk Delivered at the Yorkshire & the Humber Strategic Health Authority Libraries Conference 20 th November 2007
  • Overview
    • What is Web 2.0?
    • Examples of some 2.0 technologies and how they’ve been used in NHS libraries
    • Planning Web 2.0 for your library
    • Homework!
  • What is Web 2.0?
    • “ Web 2.0 generally refers to a second generation of services available on the WWW that lets people collaborate and share information online.”
    • - Wikipedia.com Wikipedia itself is a type of social software or Web 2.0 tool
  • Web 2.0 features
    • Tools are:
    • hosted remotely
    • facilitate sharing and communication
    • allow users to add content
    • easy to use
    • Social Software, Libraries and distance learners – Jane Secker, LASSIE, 2007
  • The central idea of (Web 2.0 technologies) is harnessing collective intelligence.” - Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media
  • Web 2.0 Examples
    • Blogging
    • User tagging/ Folksonomies
    • User comments
    • User ratings
    • RSS Feeds
    • Wikis
    • Community photo sharing
    • Community book services
    • Community bookmarking
  • Easy example: Amazon
    • Pictures of book (upload your own pictures)
    • Search inside the book
    • Add to Wish List
    • Tell a friend
    • Perfect partner
    • Customers who bought this book also bought
    • Customers who viewed this book also viewed
    • Customer Reviews
  • Web 2.0 Tools and Library Examples
  • Blog: like a personal newspaper
    • Short for “web log”
    • an easy to use publishing tool that lists content in reverse date order
    • Easy to stay updated
    • RSS feeds can be generated from Blogs
    • a great way to engage staff & library users in conversation as most have commenting facilities
  • http://sathlibraries.blogspot.com/ The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Library Services Blog
  • Wiki
    • a Hawaiian word meaning “quick”
    • a collaborative web space that can be edited by anyone who had registered as a contributor
    • Use for subject guides, library website, encyclopedia content
    • Features include versioning, document history and discussion.
  • http://crwnwiki1.staffs.ac.uk/sashawiki/index.php/Main_Page Shropshire & Staffordshire Health Libraries Website (using Media Wiki)
  • http://wish.wikispaces.com/ West Midlands Library Services Network Wiki for Library staff
  • West Midlands Library Services Network Wiki for Library staff
  • RSS
    • An effective tool for keeping up-to-date (you)
    • An effective tool for keeping users up-to-date (Library Feed)
    • Feeds can be used in other Web 2.0 applications e.g. embed into websites, blogs
  • NLH: My Library Francis Costello Library on NLH MyLibrary – RSS Feeds
  • Library RSS Feed
  • Embed in websites Shropshire Health Libraries webpage incorporating Feeds from all libraries
  • Social bookmarking
    • Allows users to store their bookmarks or Internet Favourites remotely so they can be accessed from anywhere with Internet access
    • Organise and share bookmarks using tags
    • Pioneers of concept ‘folksonomy’ in contrast to taxonomy
    • Some sites e.g. del.icio.us allow you to get RSS feeds from bookmarks added
  • Folksonomy: “the wisdom of crowds”
    • Tag this workshop!
  • Del.icio.us - http://del.icio.us/
    • All bookmarks in one place
    • Bookmark things for yourself, colleagues, users
    • Look at what other people are bookmarking
    • Create subject lists that can be embedded into blogs, websites
  • http://del.icio.us/nhsshropshire/ NHS Shropshire Del.icio.us page
  • http://del.icio.us/nhsshropshire/forpatients NHS Shropshire Del.icio.us Patient Information page
  • Embed in other websites SaTH Library Blog Shropshire page of SASHA Library website
  • Social Networking
    • Set up profiles of yourself or library
    • Best known sites MySpace, Facebook
    • Way of marketing library (McBurnie, 2007)
    • Could be used for sharing information within departments, organisations
    • CILIP UKEIG has a group on Facebook
    • Concerns of misuse at work (TUC Briefing http://www.tuc.org.uk/extras/facinguptofacebook.pdf )
  • Problems with Web 2.0
    • Issues with IT (considered entertainment)
    • Still quite a new technology for users
    • Takes planning, time to set-up and needs promotion/user education
    • Hard to measure impact
    • Need to keep up-to-date
  • What service do you offer already that could be improved?
    • Current awareness bulletins
    • Newsletters
    • Subject guides
    • Project working
    • Website
    • Training
    • Staff development
  • What should I do now?
    • “ For many, a realistic start means embracing some inexpensive, even free new technologies” – Casey ME, Savastinuk LC. Service for the next-generation library . Library Journal 9/1/2006 www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html
  • Homework = Play!!
    • Read blogs
    • Add some RSS feeds to your NLH MyLibrary account
    • Set-up a Library RSS with HLISD/NLH
    • Set-up an account on del.icio.us and bookmark some sites (perhaps set up a joint section like nhsshropshire)
    • Visit Slideshare [ www.slideshare.net/ ] and view shared PowerPoint presentations
  • Reading List
    • Special tag has been set-up on del.icio.us for all references
    • http://del.icio.us/nhsshropshire/yorkshirehumberworkshop
    • No password required
    • Also, new book:
    • Bradley, Phil (2007) How to use Web 2.0 in your library . London: Facet