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  • Hopefully give brief overview of what Web 2.0 is, provide some examples and areas for discussion.
  • Early use by O’Reilly media, which sponsored the Web 2.0 conference in 2004 Was used to signify the web had begun a fundamental change in the way people able to use it. There is no agreed upon definition Describes a convergence of changes in web design and functionality in the way we approach the web Moved on to web 3.0 (semantic web) even term web 4.0 being used For most however Web 2.0 accurately describes the web as we know and use it. JISC Technology and Standards Watch: What is Web 2.0? Ideas, Technologies and Implications for Education. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/techwatch/tsw0701b.pdf Media coverage of Web 2.0 concentrates on the common applications/services such as blogs, video sharing, social networking and podcasting—a more socially connected Web in which people can contribute as much as they can consume. But is this Web 2.0? Indeed, it can be argued that these applications and services are really just early manifestations of ongoing Web technology development.
  • Cloud Computing: Example: Google (esp Google Docs) Applications/data are live on the web, not your local computer. Pro – no need for lots of memory; can access anywhere. Open Source: Example: Creative Commons Web applications using shared standards and releasing their code to developers. Pro – greater interoperability between applications; can ‘add on’ tailor made apps for web sites. RSS: Example: Blog Posts Pushes information to users no need for users to visit individual sites. Customised web experiences for users: Example: Amazon Web sites draws information from user profile to create customised web views. Broad use of interactivity: Example: Facebook Web sites allow and encourage users to interact with posted content, uses features such as commenting, tagging etc. Prevelance of user created content: Example: Flickr Sites such as Flickr/YouTube and tools like podcasting and blogging allows users to publish their own and share their own content. Integration of user to user connection: Example: Twitter Braod based use of the web as a way to connect people to each other, not just information sources. Interoperability with other web 2.0 sites EG share this button
  • Scary and Dangerous: Sharing too much personal information Monitor presence / monitor comments Most users understand institution can not be held responsible for actions of private individuals. Libraries unlikely targets for spam / vandalism Only for Kids: Recent studies by the Pew Internet and American Life project show Approx 35% (2009) of adults have a profile on a social networking site Twitter more commonly used by young adults Web 2.0 more popular with under 35’s although it is increasing Just a Fad: Is it overhyped? No web site is guaranteed to last! However given their broad popularity and amount of money invested there is a good chance many of them will continue to exist and evolve for years to come. Misused content: Fear of copyright infringement. It is a possibility Opportunities presented by sharing their collections outweigh potential risk? Lose Money: Charging for copies of items as revenue stream Quality of web content not as high a standard Exposure and value gained by public vs lost revenue
  • Finding Aids: Write about items / collections in blogs link to a catalogue Should encourage users to dig deeper Leaping Stiles Digitised Collections: Flickr (UWL/CYC) Youtube (NLW) Digitised audio files for podcasts Onlinee xhibitions / can provide more descriptive texts Mashups (e.g Google Maps link to digitised resources…possibly People Collection?) Example http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/map.aspx?d=wa
  • Phil Bradley…Web 2.0 Expert!? RDO Presentations on Slideshare Blog for disseminating information Delicious bookmarks to highlight web sites of interest
  • Web 2 what on earth is it

    1. 1. Web 2.0 What on earth is it? Sharon Crossan Regional Development Officer Mid Wales
    2. 2. Web 2.0 – What is it? <ul><li>Where did it come from? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early use by O’Reilly Media in 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to signify the web had begun a fundamental change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes a convergence of changes in web design and functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does it mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is a buzzword </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moved on? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. So really what is it? <ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>RSS (syndicated content) </li></ul><ul><li>Customised web experience for users </li></ul><ul><li>Broad use of interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Prevalence of user created content </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of user to user connection </li></ul>
    4. 4. Myths and Misconceptions <ul><li>Scary and dangerous </li></ul><ul><li>Only for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Just a fad </li></ul><ul><li>Misused content </li></ul><ul><li>Lose money </li></ul>
    5. 5. Setting goals for Web 2.0 <ul><li>Finding aids </li></ul><ul><li>Digitised collections </li></ul>
    6. 6. Links <ul><li>http://www.philb.com/iwantto.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://cadwynycanolbarth.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/cadwynycanolbarth </li></ul><ul><li>https://twitter.com/OrkneyLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/llgc/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/llyfrgen </li></ul>

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