Part 1 - Historical perspective Part II - Management of the 21 st Century Library: Collections, Staff and Services Part III - Innovative Services Part IV - Integration and Impact of Information Technology on Library Services Part V - Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing in the 21st Century Part VI - Education and Training of Library Users Part VII – Distance Education Part VIII - Caribbean Librarians
Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis Nova Southeastern University ACURIL Conference, Guadeloupe June 3, 2009
No. of Internet users worldwide 6,710,029,070 (March 31, 2009)
Increased growth of sophisticated search engines and Internet-accessible Ask-A-Services
College students first choice Web resources for most of their assignments are search engines (such as Google), Web portals (such as MSN, AOL or Yahoo). In fact, nearly 80 % use search engines for every assignment.
Google handles 235 million searches per day (2008)
Information viewed as an economic resource and the Internet is the information resource of choice.
“ The basic economic resource is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labor. It is and will be knowledge.”
Web 2.0 , a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media in 2004, refers to a perceived second-generation of Web-based services such as - social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies - that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users .
Introduction of the read/write web Interactive two-way web Built on principle of breaking down barriers librarians placed on services Everyday folks with Internet access can create and edit stuff Web 1.0 - place to go & get Web 2.0 - place to be & do What library experts are saying about Web 2.0 A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0 – Video presentation http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/viewvideo.php?vid=20060222.wmv
The goal of Library 2.0 is to bring the library closer to the user
Library 2.0 - using Web 2.0 tools to deliver library services
Blogs and Wikis
http://freerangelibrarian.com/2006/10/l1_vs_l2_adapted_from_oreilly . php Library 1.0 Library 2.0 Read-only catalog Catalog with user tags, comments, reviews (like WorldCat.org) Print newsletter Team built Library blog with RSS feed Library instruction Intuitive services Walk in patron Go to users (IM, podcasts on Ipod, cell phone) ILS is core operation User services are core
Library collections now include a mix of traditional materials (printed books, serials, audio-visual) and emerging formats (e-books, e-serials, e-newspapers, e-dissertations, Internet resources, digital objects, playaways, streaming audio & video).
Library catalogs are integrating access to all materials through next -generation Online Public Access Catalogs.
OCLC report Online Catalogs: What Users and Librarians Want (Calhoun & Cellentani, 2009)
Direct links to online content – text and media formats.
Evaluative content - summaries/abstracts, tables of contents and excerpts.
Relevant search results.
Item and availability information
Simple keyword search with an advanced, guided search option.
WorldCat.org- Catalog with Web 2.0 features http://www.worldcat.org/
Reaching more users Getting information into the hands of users wherever they are by using whatever best tools are available Allow our customers to tailor our services to meet their needs What library experts are saying about Library 2.0 Crafting websites which will meet the long-tail/unique needs of our users A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0 Video presentation http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/viewvideo.php?vid=20060222.wmv The library is everywhere The library has no barriers The library invites participation, Interactivity, sharing Emphasis on ease of use
Proactive services . Library patrons are already using tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, podcasts (in Apple iTunes), videos (in YouTube), photo sharing on Flickr, instant messaging via Meebo and Twitter.
Improved communications (internal and external). Social networking tools not only improve a library’s communication with its patrons but they also improve internal communication and knowledge sharing.
Immediate implementation. Putting content on the Web is no longer the exclusive right for experts with knowledge of HTML and web programming languages, anyone can add online content. All you need is access to a computer.
Survival . Librarians must get on board the Web 2.0 wave. If they hesitate, other rival information services will do the job for them.
Alvin Sherman Library on Facebook - Facebook has 200 million users (April 2009)
Alvin Sherman Library on Twitter Twitter has 6 million registered users (April 2009)
Alvin Sherman Library Virtual Reference Service
21st Century Caribbean Libraries: Sustainable?
Caribbean libraries are surviving the challenges of technological changes, embracing opportunities to provide enhanced and innovative services which are:
Relevant to and reach diverse communities
Emphasize the library’s role as centers for life-long learning and self-development
Underscore the social responsibilities of libraries in bridging cultural gaps
Publicize libraries as enablers, providing information for making decisions and policies
25 Chapters: “… document the state of Caribbean libraries in the 21st century by examining the responses of these institutions to the changes, challenges, and choices in an increasingly electronic and virtual information environment”… Book Introduction
dLOC is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean that provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
National Archive of Haiti
Caribbean Community Secretariat
La Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE)
Student asks your assistance in opening a Facebook account.
Faculty request to create an RSS feed to Table of Contents for psychology journal.
Patron (mom) wants to post pictures of her daughter’s graduation on Flickr.
Library Director asks you to maintain library’s blog.
Taking advantage of Web 2.0 tools and resources available electronically by completing the Learning 2.0 program
23 Learning 2.0 Things
• Week 1: Introduction
• Week 2: Blogging
• Week 3: Photos & Images
• Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
• Week 5: Play Week
• Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati
• Week 7: Wikis
• Week 8: Online Applications & Tools
• Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable audio
Commitment to Continuing Education (Formal & Informal) Conducting research and publishing results Become an advocate for the profession. Market the value of Web 2.0 , Library 2.0 to decision makers. Become actively, and in some instances, brazenly involved in Integrated Library System (ILS) design and usability studies. Continue the cooperation and collaboration among the global community of information professionals. Commitment to develop desired Professional and Personal Competencies