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    1. 1. WEB 2.0: The Basics Every Librarian Should Know
    2. 2. Why learn about Web 2.0? <ul><li>The way people communicate is changing. </li></ul><ul><li>These Web 2.0 technologies are changing the patron expectations of our library catalogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 has produced a wide variety of content; librarians need to be able to sift through more data than ever before! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Web 2.0 is in part new, tangible technologies and in part intangible concepts . </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of this presentation is to learn a little about new technologies and the concepts that constitute Web 2.0. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Web 1.0 <ul><li>Computer users were usually passive online browsers. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Characteristics of Web 1.0 <ul><li>Web content was primarily created by </li></ul><ul><li>big business </li></ul><ul><li>big government </li></ul><ul><li>big organizations </li></ul><ul><li>established media </li></ul>
    6. 6. Gathering Info: Web 1.0 v 2.0 Web 1.0 Web 2.0
    7. 7. Web 1.0 Was Exclusive <ul><li>To create Web content someone needed: </li></ul><ul><li>to know HTML </li></ul><ul><li>to have access to an expensive HTML editor </li></ul><ul><li>to purchase expensive Web hosting </li></ul>
    8. 8. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Computer users are creative contributors of Web content! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Web 2.0 Users <ul><li>Create their own content. </li></ul><ul><li>Share content with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with people. </li></ul>
    10. 10. The “Social” Aspect of Web 2.0 <ul><li>The sharing + connecting = Social </li></ul>
    11. 11. Quick Statistic: Photo Uploads <ul><li>People upload 3-5 million photos everyday to a popular photo sharing site. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Factors Making Web 2.0 Possible: <ul><li>It’s easy! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s free! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fun! </li></ul>
    13. 13. Web 1.0 v. Web 2.0
    14. 14. <ul><li>Websites that best exemplify Web 2.0 characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing users to contribute and share content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web as a computing platform </li></ul></ul>Web 2.0 Showcase
    15. 15. Components of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Offers users the ability to contribute and share content: </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.amazon.com (title: In Defense of Food) </li></ul><ul><li>photos </li></ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>video </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Tagging <ul><li>The act of assigning a keyword to a digital object. </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomy = Folks + Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Incredibly helpful, but not perfect… </li></ul>
    17. 18. LibraryThing Tag Cloud
    18. 19. Popular Web 2.0 Site Creation Tools <ul><li>Blogs: Sites built on powerful databases. </li></ul><ul><li>I might show NHAIS Blog: http://nhais.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis: Sites that can be edited online by specified individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>I will probably show Summer Reading Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>http://nhsrp2008.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul>
    19. 20. According to a blog search engine… <ul><li>Bloggers post to their blogs at a rate of 18 updates a second. </li></ul><ul><li>175,000 new blogs every day. 13 million blogs. </li></ul>
    20. 21. Components of Web 2.0 <ul><li>The Web as a computing platform </li></ul><ul><li>Programs run from the Web </li></ul><ul><li>I will do a quick demo of Google Docs & Spreadsheets </li></ul>
    21. 22. In conclusion <ul><li>Web 2.0 empowers the end user! </li></ul><ul><li>It is actually easier to be a Web contributor than ever before. </li></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul>Wrap-up