TimAccording to:OReilly-Web as Platform-Harnessing Collective Intelligence-Database Driven-Perpetual Beta-Lightweight Programming-Multi-Device-Rich User ExperienceOReilly, T. (2005). What is web 2.0: Design patterns andbusiness models for the next generation of software.Available at: http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/62284
21st Century SkillsDo you use a Web 2.0 toolin your day-to-day workprocesses?Do you use a Web 2.0 toolin your day-to-day lifeprocesses?6
Manifestations of Web 2.0– Wikis– Mashups: a mashup is a Web page or application that uses andcombines data, presentation or functionality from two or moresources to create new services.– Blogs– RSS: Really Simple Syndication is a family of web feed formatsused to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries,news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.– Streaming audio/video (really Web 1.0)– Tagging– Instant Messaging (really Web 1.0)– Social Networks– Web-based software– Widgets
Our Environment: Library 2.0Source: The Wikipedia
Fairly Obvious Web 2.0Opportunities in the Library• Interaction between librarians and users• Personalized OPAC/ILS interface, with suggestedreadings (automatic), sharing, bookmarks, userratings, user recommendations, discussions, etc.• Taggable databases, content, (including OPACs)• Mashups of multiple databases and media• Interactive, media-rich tutorials• Bibliographic instruction broadened to informationtools instruction
Fairly Obvious Web 2.0Opportunities in the Library• E-content• Library blogs, RSS feeds, wikis• Librarian/user wikis• Organization of Web 2.0 manifestations(wikis, blogs, mashups, etc.)• Re-birth of ―bibliographies‖ – dynamic, user-centered, user-generated, user-edited.
Fairly Obvious Web 2.0Opportunities in the Library• Extension of the library’s role of a meetingplace – Content-rich virtual spaces• More interactive library websites
What It Means for Librarians• Web 2.0 is only a threat if we (librarians andother information workers) ignore and don’tbecome a part of it.• Are we to be seen as up-to-date, savvy, andinnovative?
Librarian 2.0• Web 2.0 brings up issues we should be addressinganyway:• How ―user-centered‖ are we, how user-centered dowe want to be, how user-centered should we be.• How collaborative do we want to be, can we be,should we be?• The librarian as ―facilitator‖• Web 2.0 (Library 2.0) provides a reason to re-examine library services!
The Interesting Intersection ofLibrarianship and Web 2.0• User-centered - We like to think so• Collaborative - Vital• Social - Most of us• Interactive - basically• Content-rich - Vital• Facing Decentralization of Authority/Control –Yes
Social Bookmarking• Folksonomy• Participation• Collaboration and tagging• Organization, describing, and storing ofwebpages• Searches tagged websites
Social bookmarking• Social bookmarking uses the same principals and structure as socialcataloguing.• Social bookmarking is also a folksonomy• requires participation• collaboration and tagging• unlike social cataloguing, the user does not catalogue collections.• Social bookmarking is the organization, describing, and storing ofwebpages.• Unlike simply bookmarking your favourite sites on your web browser,social bookmarking searches tags that people have used to describe awebpage.• Once the user has searched and found websites of interest, they canbookmark them on a hosted site and share their favourite sites withothers.• Users can also tag the websites to add to the collaborative nature ofthe application.
Examples Social Bookmarking• de.licio.us• Stumble Upon
Del.icio.us is an Example of a Site that Uses a“Folksonomy” to Organize BookmarksTags: Descriptivewords applied by usersto links. Tags aresearchableMy Tags: Words I’veused to describe linksin a way that makessense to meA “folksonomy” is a spontaneous,collaborative work to categorize links bya community of users. Users take controlof organize the content together.
Activities• Create an account in LibraryThing• Create a profile• Create a catalogue of a few books youown• Tag the books with descriptive words