Web 2.0 In a Nutshell: A Librarian Guide to the World of Web 2.0
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VASLA Fall Meeting 2007

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  • Not a single technology; rather a reformulation of various technologies. A shift in thinking about how we consume and build content on the Web. Encourages collaboration and participation. Ability to constantly create and share new information and knowledge. Jobster CEO, Jason Goldberg’s talk at the Web 2.0 Conference Web 1.0 = Get it online Web 2.0 = Make it work 1
  • Consuming & Remixing of Data http://chicagocrime.org/ http://bookburro.org/ Software that gets better the more you use it http://www.amazon.com http://www.pandora.com/ http://www.librarything.com/ Architecture of Participation http://www.linkedin.com http://www.springshare.com/libguides/ http://libguides.acadiau.ca/content.php?pid=1254 Rich User Experiences http://www.trulia.com/ http://www.library.vcu.edu/cfapps/googlemaps/map.html
  • Really Simple Syndication, RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary
  • Look for scripts on sites like hotscripts.com
  • Why Easy to update and content is updated almost immediately Many are offered free of charge or at a low maintenance fee good way to ensure that institutional knowledge is shared Why not Not great if you don’t do a lot of collaborative work Can quickly become disorganized if not managed by a few administrators

Web 2.0 In a Nutshell : A Librarian Guide to the World of Web 2.0 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Web 2.0 In a Nutshell A Librarian’s Guide to the World of Web 2.0 VASLA Fall Meeting Presentation | Sept. 28, 2007 Brought to you by Jill Stover and Susan Teague Rector . Please contact us with questions!
  • 2. Program
    • Introduction
    • Web 2.0 & Why
    • All ‘Bout Blogging
    • The Fuss Over RSS
    • Q&A / Break
    • RSS Aggregators
    • Wacky World of Wikis
    • Networking Goes Online
    • Show + Tell – Our Favorites
    • Discussion / Q&A
  • 3. Source: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20061201
  • 4. Web 2.0 is about harnessing the Internet as a platform, using network effects to make your application get better the more people use it. Tim O’Reilly quoted in ABC: an Introduction to Web 2.0
  • 5. Themes
    • Consuming & Remixing of Data
    • Software that gets better the more you use it
    • Architecture of Participation
    • Rich User Experiences
  • 6. Changes in Consumer Behavior “ It's the conversation economy, stupid. One of the engines that is driving "2.0" growth is the fact that communities are forming around popular social platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Ning, Twitter—the list goes on and on. These platforms facilitate conversation. Conversation leads to relationships and relationships lead to affinity.” -David Armano By David Armano, author of the blog Logic+Emotion
  • 7. Getting in on the Act Read more from the BBC
  • 8. Trends to Know
    • Curated Consumption
    • Customer-Made
    • Generation C
    • InfoLust
    • Status Skills
  • 9. What’s Different?
    • Web 1.0
      • Your personal homepage with a pasted copy of your resume
      • A library subject guide with hard-coded links
      • Britannica Online
    • Web 2.0
      • Your LinkedIn profile
      • A library subject guide created in a blog and updates provided via RSS
      • Wikipedia
  • 10. Big Opportunities in Blogging Personality (?) Added Value Connections!
  • 11. Blogging: Beyond the Basics
    • Widgets: NY Times – “ Some Bling for Your Blog ”
      • Widgetbox
        • Example: Forbes.com
    • Blogs in action
      • GM Blogs
        • Fastlane
      • Starbucks Gossip Blog
      • Western Springs History
      • Clipboard – Cabell Library
    • Want more blogs?
    • Blogging Libraries Wiki
    • Technorati
    • Fortune 500 Business Blogging Wiki
  • 12. RSS: An Intro to Possibilities More Info: RSS Aggregators
  • 13. Take a Break!
  • 14. The Fuss Over RSS
  • 15. Spread the Word
    • Tell the world what your library is up to
    • Provide patrons with fresh content
    • Easily disseminate information within an organization
      • Real World Examples:
      • Subject-based RSS feeds
      • Predefined searches for users
      • Rotating content
      • Committee Meetings & Minutes
  • 16. Anatomy of RSS Metadata http://blog.vcu.edu/bookremarks/ Syndicated Content
  • 17. Getting Started
    • Generating Feeds :
    • Generated automatically through blog software
    • Use the RSS library in scripting languages
    • Including Feeds :
    • Parse using a programming language like PHP or Javascript
    • Use code generator tools like SpringWidgets
  • 18. Wacky World of Wikis
    • A wiki allows a group of people to collaboratively develop a Web site with no knowledge of HTML or other markup languages. Anyone can add to or edit pages in a wiki -- it is completely egalitarian . Anyone can create new wiki pages simply by creating a new link with the name of the page. Pages are connected not hierarchically, but by hyperlinks between pages.
    • Source: http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=What_is_a_Wiki
    “ The official 2,000,000th article on the English Wikipedia was created on September 9, 2007” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_of_Wikipedia
  • 19. Why Wiki?
    • Why?
    • Collaboration on Projects
    • Document Management
    • Saves Time with Emails
    • Decentralized workflow
    • Automatic Version Control
    Source: http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=What_is_a_Wiki
    • Why Not?
    • If you expect user feedback/options
    • Spam/Vandalism
    • Decentralized workflow
    Collaboration Sharing Knowledge Management
  • 20. Wikis In Use
    • Intranets
      • Univ. of Minn. Intranet
    • Content Management Systems
      • Ohio U. Biz Wiki
    • Online Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
      • Cornell Law
    • Scientific Sharing
      • OpenWetWare
  • 21. Let’s Wiki! http:// pbwiki.com /
    • More Information About Wikis
    • Choosing a Wiki
      • Wiki Tools
      • Example Products
      • MediaWiki
      • PmWiki
      • TWiki
  • 22.  
  • 23. Facebook? For Me ? More on Social Networking from: Information Week The Word on the Street from: Google Blog Search
  • 24. Social Networking Gets Down to Business
    • LinkedIn Professional Networking
      • Contacts
      • Recommendations
      • Jobs
      • Socializing
      • LinkedIn Answers
  • 25. Q&A / Discussion
    • What are you doing in your library with any of the tools we’ve discussed?
    • If you aren't using Web 2.0 tools, which technologies do you plan to start using and why?
  • 26. Follow-up
    • Make comments or post content to the VA SLA Web 2.0 Wiki!
    • Let us hear from you!