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Library 2.0 and User-Generated Content

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Presentation given at World Library and Information Conference from IFLA at Durban

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Library 2.0 and User-Generated Content

  1. Library 2.0 and User- Generated Content by Patrick Danowski Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
  2. Outline 1. Library 2.0 & User-Generated Content Def. 2. Example 1: 3. Example 2: Wikipedia and 4. Social Tagging Wikisource Authority Filles 5. Conclusion
  3. Library 2.0 & User- Generated Content Definitions
  4. What is library 2.0? • Term coined by Michel Casey • Web 2.0 • Techniques • Principles
  5. Web 2.0 Techniques • Weblogs • Wikis • Social Tagging • not only linking information / linking people
  6. Web 2.0 Principles • Interactive • User contribution & feedback • Open services • Reuse
  7. What does that mean for the library 2.0? • Rethinking digital library services • Go where the users are (Wikipedia, del.icio.us, Second Life) • Share content & metadata (for reuse in other services)
  8. User Generated Content • Everyone becomes a publisher • Wikis, weblog, social tagging • Encyclopedias, reviews, metadata, ...
  9. 1. Example Wikipedia and Name Authority Files
  10. Wikipedia free encyclopedia not free as beer, free as speech about 600.000 Article in German- lang. Wikipedia aprox. 120.000 about Persons (20 %)
  11. Metadata WIKIPEDIA-METADATA PND-DATARECORD IDN 118737465 NAME=Müller, Gerd 005 Tp ALTERNATIVNAMEN=eigentl. Gerhard Müller 011 /s/f KURZBESCHREIBUNG=deutscher 012 /svw Fußballspieler 014 1250:01-07-88 GEBURTSDATUM=[[3. November]] [[1945]] 021 4102290-7 GEBURTSORT=[[Nördlingen]], [[Bayern]] 100 Müller, Gerd STERBEDATUM= 101 |a|Sport-B. 200 Müller, Gerhard STERBEORT= 300 |a|1945- 310 |j|Dt. Fußballspieler 810 34.3p
  12. Way of the Coopation Search after Wikipedia- Persondata-Tool full PND-Data Online-Catalog of Deutsche Entry of the PND- Nationalbibliothek Number Wikipedia Person-article Link
  13. Technical Realization
  14. Technical Realization
  15. Article Source
  16. Article
  17. Results of the Cooperation Over 22.000 link articles A lot correction wishes for the PND Wikipedia a good starting point for a search Wikipedia users can very easy become library users
  18. Classification of Wikipedia via Social Tagging = categories Thoughts about classification with: DDC (not free!) RVK (only uses in Germany ) Basisclassification UDC (not free, too) Vision: A free classification for the net
  19. 2. Example - Wikisource
  20. Wikisource • Sisterproject of Wikipedia • Choosen Sources: • Interesting and specials sources • which are not aviable in full test
  21. Metadata • No bibliographic standards • Goal: cooperation with libraries • Idea: Downloadable metadatas
  22. Social Tagging
  23. What is a tag?
  24. Social tagging • lot of services eg. del.icio.us connotea, Library Thing, citeUlike • see how other taged a resource • see which resources others taged with a tag • find others who are interested in the same field
  25. Conclusions
  26. UGC: New Tasks? Who is sorting this? Who can be a filer? We can, and we should! http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/260004685_8d78d
  27. Conclusions • Users can support the work of librarians • Libraries have to build the platform • library 2.0 = team up libraries & user
  28. What shall we do? • Be open for user contribution • Be ready to share • Become a librarian 2.0
  29. IFLA 2.0? • Starting up a Special Interrest Group: Library 2.0 • Sponsored by the IT Section • URL: http://its-sig.library2dotzero.net • Contact: patrick.danowski@sbb.spk-berlin.de

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