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School Library Association Presentation


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The bare bones of the presentation that I gave to the SLA June 07

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School Library Association Presentation

  1. 1. Web 2.0 - implications for your library Phil Bradley SLA 23 rd June 2007
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia entry </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Yes… and? <ul><li>It’s a platform </li></ul><ul><li>It harnesses collective intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Data can be used and re-used in many ways </li></ul><ul><li>Users are directly involved with development </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not limited to a single device </li></ul><ul><li>A rich user experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tim O’Reilly ‘ What is Web 2.0?’ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Yes… but? <ul><li>“ It’s vacuous marketing hype” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Web 2.0 is totally silly” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Meaningless” </li></ul><ul><li>“ is made entirely of pretentious self serving morons.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ a lot of thin but very hot air blown at you by those who are convinced that having nothing to say is by no means a good reason to shut up.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. So…? <ul><li>The Web as a platform </li></ul><ul><li>Collective intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>The end of the software cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Major change in the way we look at things </li></ul><ul><li>Old wine and new bottles? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bringing things together <ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Key searches </li></ul><ul><li>Access to email </li></ul><ul><li>Page updates </li></ul><ul><li>To do lists </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing resources with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Access to sites without visiting them </li></ul>
  8. 8. And that’s just Pageflakes !
  9. 9. <ul><li>Or Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Or Nowsy </li></ul><ul><li>Or any of a dozen others … </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Creating web based resources <ul><li>Create websites without technical knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Add in content </li></ul><ul><li>A forum perhaps </li></ul><ul><li>Access to video </li></ul><ul><li>A weblog </li></ul><ul><li>Let others contribute </li></ul>
  12. 12. And that’s just Zimbio !
  13. 13. <ul><li>Or Squidoo </li></ul><ul><li>Or Wetpaint </li></ul><ul><li>Or Wikis </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Search 2.0 <ul><li>Get the results you want… </li></ul><ul><li>From the websites that you want </li></ul><ul><li>That you trust </li></ul><ul><li>Which are authoritative </li></ul><ul><li>Put them onto your website or weblog </li></ul><ul><li>Use them and then lose them </li></ul>
  16. 16. That would be: <ul><li>Rollyo </li></ul><ul><li>Google Custom Search Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Eurekster swicki </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Search builder </li></ul>
  17. 17. And it would also be: <ul><li>Saving your own RSS searches </li></ul><ul><li>Displaying them wherever you want </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporating them into a start page </li></ul><ul><li>Or onto a web page </li></ul>
  18. 19. RSS, Pageflakes, Education
  19. 20. In fact…
  20. 21. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  21. 22. Sharing <ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FURL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And dozens of others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annotations on web pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clipmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wizlite </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Sharing <ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google docs and spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yousendit </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  24. 25. Instant messaging <ul><li>“ Email is for old people” </li></ul><ul><li>Talk instantly back and forth </li></ul><ul><li>Share files (or not!) </li></ul><ul><li>Share webcam discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Group chat </li></ul><ul><li>IM from webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Create chatrooms </li></ul>
  25. 26. Using… <ul><li>Plugoo </li></ul><ul><li>Gabbly Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo rooms </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  27. 28. Weblogs!
  28. 29. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  29. 30. Social networks <ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  31. 33. So much more… <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering resources </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of resources </li></ul>
  32. 34. So why not… <ul><li>Create search engines for year/subject groups </li></ul><ul><li>Get students involved with a Zimbio group on an aspect of local history? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Squidoo lens for teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>Start a library weblog? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a school flickr group </li></ul>
  33. 35. Or… <ul><li>A podcast or a radio station, both involving music students </li></ul><ul><li>A Pageflakes page that you can share with pupils/teachers/colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Create or FURL accounts and share them </li></ul><ul><li>Start a wiki for all the school librarians in the area </li></ul>
  34. 36. Or even <ul><li>Use instant messaging in a homework help club </li></ul><ul><li>Create a book reading club using LibraryThing, Amazon and a weblog </li></ul><ul><li>Have a library tour on YouTube </li></ul>
  35. 37. It’s already happening
  36. 38. <ul><li>That’s the Dayton Metro Library in Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Revolution Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>Games days </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging of librarians for homework clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Teen blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Does it work? Borrowing rates have increased 12% in the last year. </li></ul>
  37. 39. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  38. 40. Change <ul><li>The web as a platform </li></ul><ul><li>The client as collaborator </li></ul><ul><li>The info-pro as publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Beta is forever </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Good enough’ is actually good enough </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait until you get it right, just do it </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about speed </li></ul>
  39. 41. And even more change <ul><li>It’s about responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Radical trust’ </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations embracing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>No more ‘you can’t because’ </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about exploring, playing and learning </li></ul>
  40. 42. <ul><li>It’s all about… </li></ul>
  41. 43. Changing… <ul><li>The way we use the web </li></ul><ul><li>The way we use information </li></ul><ul><li>The way we find information </li></ul><ul><li>The way we do our jobs </li></ul><ul><li>The way we interact with people </li></ul><ul><li>The way that we look at everything </li></ul>
  42. 44. <ul><li>FOREVER </li></ul>
  43. 45. Want more?
  44. 46. Training! <ul><li>If you need or want more I can run a seminar or a course for you and your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration sessions, practical sessions, tailored to your needs </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve run several of these already – if you want to explore the possibilities, please get in touch! </li></ul>
  45. 47. Thank you! <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want to”: </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog: </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations: </li></ul>