Library 2.0

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Library 2.0

  1. 1. Library 2.0 The Impact of Web 2.0 Culture on the Library Community
  2. 2. The Web • It’s not a big deal
  3. 3. The web • Cave walls • Parchment, papyrus, Parchment papyrus palm leaf • Books • Photos, film cassettes, videos, CDs, Photos film, cassettes videos CDs DVDs • The Internet
  4. 4. The Internet: 2 Differences • Global • Anyone can publish
  5. 5. Web 2.0 • Photo/music/file sharing • Blogs • Wikis • Tagging & Social Bookmarking • Facebook, Friendster, Multiply • Virtual World: Second Life
  6. 6. Web 2.0: the differences • Interactive • Collaborative • Dynamic • Many participants • Multi-directional
  7. 7. Impact on our community p y • Expectations • Professional communications • Resource management • Ethics and responsibilities
  8. 8. Impact: Expectations p p • Ours and our users • More visuals speed breadth visuals, speed, • Participation • More than one source • Multi-directional thinking
  9. 9. To fail these expectations p • Is to fail Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science (1931) - Books are for use - Every reader his or her book - Every book its reader - Save the time of the reader - The Library is a growing organism
  10. 10. Impact: Our Communications p • Listserves • Blogs • Training online • Calls for papers • Meetings • Classic in virtual worlds
  11. 11. Impact: Resources Management p g • Good management still applies - Mission and Goals - Audience - Most effective way to reach audience - Cost effective: Funding & Staff time - Specifics: - Where does your audience live? - Where does the content live? - Best ways to connect them?
  12. 12. Impact: Resource management p g • How do you assist the user? • Which are the best tools? • Specifics: - Online catalog: Subject Headings? Tagging? User Tagging? - Pathfinders: Paper bibliographies? Blogs? SMS? Twitter?
  13. 13. Impact: Ethics & Responsibilities p p • Professional responsibility to: - Lead - Understand - Have personal knowledge - Teach information literacy - Provide training - Lead by example
  14. 14. My Rules of Thumb: y • All information professionals should be Web 2.0 literate • Explore your mission, users, staff, and the Web every six months • It is easier to stay up than to catch up
  15. 15. More rules of thumb: • Teach true, full information literacy - Teach it to everyone • Lead - Lead your staff your students your staff, students, organization, your users
  16. 16. Meet the h ll M t th challenge! !
  17. 17. Credits • This slide is reproduction from the presentation by Rebecca McDuff Public Affairs Information McDuff, Resource Officer in the U.S Department of State, presented in World Book Day Indonesia 2009, May 16, 2009

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