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Workshop held at the 2010 ADLUG Meeting, Sardagna, Trento, Italy

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  1. 1. Libraries and Social Tools (Are we “geek” enough?)‏ <ul><ul><li>Elena Corradini </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biblioteca Comunale di Ala (Trento)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>29 th ADLUG MEETING in Trento, Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22-24 September 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Social Tools: What are they? <ul><li>Tools that allow web interactions between many participants in different forms, basically for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communication (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>file sharing (Flickr, YouTube, etc.)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>common knowledge construction (wikis, blogs, etc.)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How many registered users? <ul><li>Anobii – not known </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr – >32,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace - >130,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Ning – not known </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter - >75,000,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(last access: 28/07/2010)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Are social tools just a flare? <ul><li>Social tools are considered an evolution / a revolution from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 (depending on points of view)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Used by many millions people all around the world, for leisure / work / education </li></ul><ul><li>Most successful ones started about 5 years ago </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web features allow website creators and users to interact with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility vs. stability </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation vs. “tradition” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Web 1.0 > Web 2.0 <ul><li>Personal websites > Weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>CMS >Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Stickiness > Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>One administrator > many collaborators </li></ul>
  7. 7. Library 2.0: Why? <ul><li>To promote active participation of users </li></ul><ul><li>To create enriched OPACs </li></ul><ul><li>To involve users in creating new services </li></ul><ul><li>BUT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this only a dream? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can we make it real? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we really want to? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What about Librarians 2.0? <ul><li>Which are our models? </li></ul><ul><li>What are our stakeholders doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we ready to... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- be less prescriptive? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- integrate suggestions from users? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- always be in a “beta version” in our libraries? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Which tools are we (librarians) using? <ul><li>Social communication tools? </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing tools? </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Organisation tools? </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Do we use bookmarking tools or book social tools? <ul><li>Which differences can we perceive with our OPACs? </li></ul><ul><li>Should we integrate some features? </li></ul><ul><li>Which of them would be desirable? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we be sure? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Perceptions on Web 2.0 <ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do we agree with the idea of... <ul><li>The Catalog Manifesto, saying: “The Catalog is not ours... Catalogs must speak the user's language”? ( C. Harris, The Catalog Manifesto, available at: http://schoolof.info/infomancy/?p=388 )‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Having to deal with networks, because in case we don't, networks will deal with us? (M. Castells, The Internet Galaxy, 2001). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Do we agree with the idea of... (2)‏ <ul><li>The Cluetrain Manifesto, saying: “Libraries are conversations”? ( ‏The Cluetrain Manifesto, 1999-, http://www.cluetrain.com/#manifesto)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The IFLA Statement of International Cataloging Principles? (IFLA, 2008-2009)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6.1: Access points... may be controlled or uncontrolled (e.g. keywords)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Several principles direct the construction of cataloguing codes. The highest is the convenience of the user. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. “ Convergence culture”? <ul><li>Libraries are based on... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...and Social Virtual Life is on... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal / Natural Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Folksonomies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Between freedom and control <ul><li>KMS-centric and/or user-centric catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Going towards commercial features and viceversa (Amazon, etc.)? </li></ul><ul><li>Role of libraries in ontology creation? </li></ul><ul><li>Role of users in tagging (e.g.: special, local history collections)? </li></ul>
  16. 16. How do we perceive our future? <ul><li>Traditional or Innovative? </li></ul><ul><li>(100%) Formal or (...%?) Informal? </li></ul><ul><li>Which will be our role as librarians? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Examples
  18. 18. Social messaging
  19. 21. Social bookmarking and annotating: favourites images videos books
  20. 28. Social Tools: What are they? <ul><li>Tools that allow web interactions between many participants in different forms, basically for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communication (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>file sharing (Flickr, YouTube, etc.)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>common knowledge construction (wikis, blogs, etc.)‏ </li></ul></ul>
  21. 29. Personal information management <ul><li>To share with friends </li></ul><ul><li>To share with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>To let it open to any comment </li></ul>
  22. 36. Using social tools as libraries Using user friendly strategies
  23. 40. Quick Resume <ul><li>Just to summarize... </li></ul>
  24. 41. Thank you for your participation!‏ <ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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