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Going Local in the Library

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Going Local in the Library

  1. 1. Going Local in the Library… Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Local 2.0 <ul><li>Charles Lyons </li></ul><ul><li>University at Buffalo Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation to the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) </li></ul><ul><li>March 28, 2007 </li></ul>Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  2. 2. Libraries Are Local But Can They Get Local-er? <ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies offer up an </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity for libraries to get more </li></ul><ul><li>involved with the flow of local </li></ul><ul><li>information in their communities </li></ul>Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  3. 3. Google Earth, Moon, Mars… Backyard? Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  4. 4. The Biggies are Revving up Local Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  5. 5. The Internet is Developing a Sense of Place Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  6. 6. Where Do You Turn for Local Info? Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  7. 7. Why Libraries Should Go Local <ul><li>Life is local… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is getting more local… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 has many local applications… </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries are locally-focused institutions… </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity is emerging for libraries to get local-er </li></ul>Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  8. 8. How Libraries Can Go Local <ul><li>Practice local-fu… become expert users of local resources </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Vocal Local… raise awareness and assist the community in using online local resources </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Yokel… become active participants in community-focused resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create Community… use 2.0 tools to create local resources </li></ul>Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  9. 9. 2.0 Tools Libraries can Leverage <ul><li>Maps… mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs… placeblogs </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engines… roll your own </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia… local images, video, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Online Communities… local is social </li></ul>Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  10. 10. Locally-Focused Search Engines Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  11. 11. Map Mashups Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  12. 12. Locally-focused Online Communities Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  13. 13. “ Placeblogs” Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu <ul><li>Identify Local Blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>Placeblogger </li></ul><ul><li>BlogDigger Local </li></ul><ul><li>Oustide.in </li></ul>
  14. 14. Local Images, Video, etc <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>TurnHere </li></ul><ul><li>More… </li></ul>Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu
  15. 15. The Local Library and Web 2.0 <ul><li>Unique opportunity for libraries to build on their status as trusted local institutions and become better recognized as a source for local information. </li></ul>Charles Lyons – UB Library – [email_address] – library.buffalo.edu

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