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An introduction to 2.0 technologies, with examples specific to libraries, for the novice user.

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  • Library 2.0 Technologies Sara Greenleaf Hobart & William Smith Colleges November 14, 2007
  • The Social Web also known as “Web 2.0”
  • Disclaimer 1.
    • I am not a programmer.
  • Disclaimer 2.
    • Time management during presentations is not my strength.
    • Ask questions.
    • Let me know what is important to you.
  •  
  • What is Web 2.0? “ The new Web is a very different thing. It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution.” --Time Dec. 25, 2006 / Jan. 1, 2007
  • Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us Video by Michael Wesch, Kansas State University
  • Characteristics of Web 2.0
    • Participatory
    • Expansive
    • User-contributed
    • User-controlled?
  • Social Implication
    • Self-presentation
    • Privacy
    • Are we redefining the concept of “friend”?
  • Agenda
    • Blogs & RSS feeds
    • Photo sharing
    • Video sharing
    • Social bookmarking and tagging
    • Social networks
    • Portals
    • Identity
  • Blogs
  • Blogs
    • Powered by RSS
    • Chronological entry
    • Text, images, audio, and video media
    • Use of comments
    • Readers = “push technology”
  • Life and Experience: The Most Popular Topic Among Bloggers
    • 37% - “My Life and Experiences”
    • 11% - Politics and Government
    • 7% - Entertainment
    • 6% - Sports
    • 5% - General News and Current Events
    • 5% - Business
    • 4% - Technology
    • 2% - Religion, Spirituality, or Faith
    • 1% - Specific Hobby or Health Problem
    Source: “Bloggers: A Portrait of America’s New Storytellers.” Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 19, 2006. Online. Accessed: 25 May 2007. http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/186/report_display.asp
  • E. H. Butler Library Blog http:// askehbl.wordpress.com
  • The Power of Comments http:// casapinka.typepad.com /
  • The Power of Comments
  • Keeping Up with Blog Content
    • Readers
      • Google Reader
      • Bloglines
      • Browsers
      • Firefox
      • Internet Explorer 7
      • Safari (Mac)
  • What’s “Reader-able”?
  • “Blogosphere”
  • Authoring Blogs
    • Free blog authoring tools
      • Blogger (Google)
        • www. blogger .com
      • WordPress
        • wordpress.org
  • Blog Sandbox
    • For practice blogging:
      • http://sarasandbox.blogspot.com
    • Want an invitation to practice/contribute?
      • I need: your email address
      • You’ll need: a Google account
  • Blog Sandbox
  • Photo Sharing
  • Flickr
    • Online photo management and sharing
      • Users upload photos to profiles
      • Includes options for:
        • Organization and sorting
        • Description
        • Sharing
        • Comments
        • Tags and notes
  •  
  • Getting Ourselves Out There Librarian Trading Card By Michael Stephens, Oct. 8, 20007 http:// www.flickr.com/groups/librariancards /
  • Using Flickr in Libraries
    • Murder by the Book @ APL http://www.flickr.com/photos/theloudlibrarian/sets/1282646
    • Colorado College, Tutt Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuttlibrary/122698090
    • Storytime Van http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelcasey/34936045
    • “ Dare to Read” Book Displays http://jclreaderscorner.blogspot.com/2005/10/dare-to-read-shawnee-library-book.html
    • New Jersey Library Association, Conference 2006 http://www.flickr.com/photos/njla/sets/72057594129281429
  • Anatomy of Flickr
  • Video Sharing
  • What is YouTube?
    • “YouTube is an online video streaming service that allows anyone to view and share videos that have been uploaded by our members.”
    • —YouTube Help.
  • YouTube Timeline
    • Dec. 2005 – launch
    • June 2006 – NBC partners with YouTube to promote Fall 2006 shows
    • July 2006 – 1 st copyright lawsuit
    • Oct. 2006 – Google acquires YouTube for $1.65 billion
  • The Impact of YouTube
    • Media
      • Broad reach for the purpose of making a statement
    • Consumer content
      • Agreements in place with networks and groups
      • Authorized trailers, promotions
    • Educational content
      • Tutorials, how-to’s
    • Public opinion
      • 2008 elections
  • Content on YouTube http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =7Ud92ZLccrY
  • Campaign 2008 http:// www.youtube.com/republicandebate
  • Libraries and YouTube
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwCUtpbUWgk
    • (The L-Team / by Williams College)
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMSk5zFVH4s
    • (Tasty Choices @ Your Library / McCracken County Public Library)
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3oAQnB60c
    • (Gett Down with Your Funky Shelf / Gettysburg College)
    • http://libraries.mit.edu/tutorials/video/index.html
    • (MIT Libraries Video Tutorials)
  • + YouTube = ?
  •  
  • Source: The New York Times . Sept. 24, 2007.
  • Copyright (Re)Considered
  • A Fair(y) Use Tale http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/documentary-film-program/film/a-fair-y-use-tale
  • Creative Commons Share Alike No Derivative Works Noncommercial Attribution
  • Social Bookmarking and Tagging del.icio.us
  • Social Bookmarking
    • Services which allow users to
      • Store or mark a Web site online (accessible anywhere)
      • Assign tags (or keywords) to that site
      • Add notes or a review about the site
      • See other people who have identified the same site
      • View sites/links of others with similar interests
  • Tagging
    • Introduces a human element to Internet resource retrieval
    • Allows people to organize resources in ways that are meaningful to them
  • Tagging
    • Keywords or phrases assigned
    • Natural language
    • Personal context and meaning
    • Syntax according to site or resource
    • User-developed innovative methods and complex structures
  • Tagging
    • Personal
    • Natural language
    • On-demand
    • As-needed
    • Inaccurate
    • Inconsistent
    • Variants for the same term or phrase
      • Harry Potter
      • Harrypotter
      • HarryPotter!
      • hp
  • del.icio.us
  • Integrating del.icio.us
    • For more information, read “What’s This?”
    • Link to del.icio.us
  • del.icio.us Tag Cloud http:// del.icio.us /tag/
  • del.icio.us User Experience http:// del.icio.us/sgreenleaf
  • A Collective Consciousness?
    • “ Because social bookmarking reflects the values of the community of users, there is a risk of presenting a skewed view of the value of any particular topic.”
    • --Cyprien Lomas
    • Educause Learning Initiative
  • What might this tag cloud indicate about its creator?
  • Libraries and del.icio.us
    • Delany Library
      • Secondary school in Australia
      • Uses del.icio.us for web resources
      • http://www.delanylibrary.com/
      • http://del.icio.us/delany_library
    • Thunder Bay Public Library
      • del.icio.us tags rolled onto Web site
      • http://www.tbpl.ca/internal.asp?id=283&cid=4548
      • http://del. icio .us/TBPL
  • Libraries and del.icio.us
    • MIT Libraries
      • Uses RSS to feed their Virtual Reference Collection from del.icio.us
      • http://libraries.mit.edu/help/virtualref/
      • http://libraries.mit.edu/help/virtualref/cloud.html
      • http://del.icio.us/virtualref
      • MIT Libraries’ Betas
        • http://libraries.mit.edu/help/betas/
  • Libraries and Tagging Rethlefsen, Melissa. Tags Help Make Libraries Del.icio.us: Social bookmarking and tagging boost participation. Library Journal . Sept. 15, 2007. Available online: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6476403.html
  • Social Bookmarking Services
    • Furl – www.furl.net
    • Magnolia – ma.gnolia.com
    • Google Bookmarks – www.google.com/bookmarks
    • Connotea – www.connotea.org
  • Case Study LibraryThing (For Libraries)
  • LibraryThing
    • LibraryThing
      • http://www.librarything.com
    • A Very Short Introduction to LibraryThing
      • http://www.librarything.com/quickstart.php
    • Danbury Public Library
      • http://cat.danburylibrary.org
    • Bowdoin College
      • http://library.bowdoin.edu/opac/
  • Social Networks
  • Social Networks
    • Online communities
    • Shared interests and activities
    • Interest in interacting with others
    • Web-based
    • Variety of interaction options:
      • Chat/Messaging
      • Video
      • Blogging
      • Groups
  • Statistics on Social Networks
    • Market Share (Feb. 2007)
      • MySpace – 80.74%
      • Facebook – 10.32%
      • Bebo – 1.18%
      • BlackPlanet.com – 0.88%
      • Yahoo! 360 – 0.72%
      • Live Journal – 0.49%
      • 20 . myYearbook – 0.11%
  • Teens and Social Networking
    • Assertions on the popularity of social networks:
      • Individuating and being unsupervised in a scheduled and structured society.
      • Virtual hangouts for socialization and meeting other teens with similar interests
      • Expression through page customization
      • Quantification (both exaggeration and minimization) of social status
      • Convenience
  • But what about privacy?
    • Among teens with online profiles, 66% limit their access to their profile in some way.
    • Can teens be identified from their profiles?
      • 23% say it would be very easy
      • 40% say it would be hard, but could be done
      • 36% say it would be very difficult
    • 1 in 3 online teens have been contacted by a stranger
      • 65% of those teens ignored or deleted the contact
  • What’s a profile? http:// www.facebook.com
  • Application Integration
  • Portals
  • iGoogle http:// www.igoogle.com
  • net vibes http:// www.netvibes.com
  • Hype? “ Sure, it’s a mistake to romanticize this any more than is strictly necessary. Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom. Some of the comments on YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred.” --Time Dec. 25, 2006 / Jan. 1, 2007
  • Thank you! Questions?