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Libraries, blogs and Wikis

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Libraries, blogs and Wikis

  1. 1. Blogs and Wikis - for Libraries Emma Duke-Williams School of Computing
  2. 2. Web 2.0 <ul><li>What is Web 2.0 ? </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Original Diagram: Tim O’Reilly 2005. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html
  4. 4. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AJAX, API, Mashups, Web as a Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wisdom of crowds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Bonaria Biancu – March 16, 2006: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonaria/113222147/
  6. 6. What is a blog? <ul><li>Reverse Chronological </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Categorised / tagged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archived material </li></ul><ul><li>Comment facilities </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links/ feeds from other blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><li>Mine </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blogs and libraries <ul><li>University of Illinois Undergrad Library </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford University </li></ul><ul><li>Royal College of Midwifery </li></ul><ul><li>Warwick </li></ul><ul><li>Blogwithoutalibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Penn Tags </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s a wiki? <ul><li>Comes from Hawaiian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No need to know HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User permissions. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Problems with wikis <ul><li>Lack of control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disorganised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May have to use some “code” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wikis and Libraries <ul><li>Huddersfield University </li></ul><ul><li>University of South Caroline – Aiken </li></ul><ul><li>Library Success – A best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia … ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikiversity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikijunior </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Software <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress ( Edublogs , WordPress ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elgg ( ElggSpaces , Portsmouth ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces ( Westwood ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pbwiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MediaWiki (Software) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Over to you …

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