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“Librarians 2.0: Sowing Padi into (the) SEA”


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Bridging Worlds Conference 2008, Singapore
Day One Track One
Speaker 5 - Ivan Chew

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“Librarians 2.0: Sowing Padi into (the) SEA”

  1. 1. Bridging Worlds 2008 Conference 16-17 Oct 2008 Librarians 2.0: Sowing Padi in (the) SEA All Rights Reserved, National Library Board Singapore
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Defining Web 2.0 & Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Selected examples from East Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>What is Library 2.0 in the East Asian context? </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians 2.0 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Defining Web 2.0 & Library 2.0 <ul><li>From O'Reilly (2008) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The web as a platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harnessing Collective Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data is the Next Intel Inside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End of the Software Release Cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lightweight Programming Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Above the Level of a Single Device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich User Experiences </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Selected examples from East Asia <ul><li>Search for Library 2.0 examples in East Asia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, India and Singapore </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Selected examples from East Asia <ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National University Singapore Library - <> ( using a ‘delicious’ feed ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanyang Technological University Library - <> (a list of the subject library blogs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library Board - <> (the NLB libraries have several blogs, targeting at specific age-groups or interests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NLB Go Media - <> (a dedicated website featuring NLB programmes, hosted in YouTube) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Association of Singapore – <> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Selected examples from East Asia <ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shih Chien University Library blog - <> (the blog also features a tag-cloud in Mandarin characters) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vanung University Chunlu Memorial Library - <> </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HKU experimental catalog (Beta) - <> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HKU library wiki - < > </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HK Polytechnic University RSS feeds - < > </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lingnan University library blog - <> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Selected examples from East Asia <ul><li>People’s Republic of China </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library of China blog - <> (their main website also offers a RSS feed and links to their blog) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tsinghua University Library RSS feeds : <> National Science Library/ China Academy of Sciences RSS feed- <> (see also: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shanghai Public Library RSS feed - <> </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Library of   Kitami city, Hokkaido - <> (Blog written the head of the library. Posts are on individual books and library events) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yokoshibahikari Public Library - <> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yamanakako Library for the People’s Creativity - <> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Selected examples from East Asia <ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Siti Hasmah Digital Library Link (SHDL) Blog - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Universiti Teknologi Petronas - </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) library blog - <> (see: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library@Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom Twitter page - < > (using twitter to broadcast messages to patrons of new books/ notices to return books) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library@Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom library - </li></ul>
  9. 9. Selected examples from East Asia <ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indonesian Library and Information Professional Association (Ikatan Srjana Ilmu erpustakaan dan Informasi, Indonesia) - <> (see also: < > </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) Library - <> (see also: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conservation International Indonesia Library - <> (their library site seems to be powered by a blog publishing tool) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Selected examples from East Asia <ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Philippines School of Information Studies website/ blog - <> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Philippines Future Library and Information Professionals of the Philippines (UP FLIPP) website/ blog -<> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Philippines Library and Information Science Students’ Association (UP LISSA) - <> </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP) blog - <> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Observations <ul><ul><li>Academic libraries often the first to implement Library 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs not part of “mainstream service” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most common Web 2.0 technology used: blogs and RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main purpose of blogs: web publishing tools </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Library 2.0 in the East Asian context <ul><li>What is Web 2.0, really? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start a “Web 2.0 culture” before the technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think “R elationships” rather than “Transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the lead in sharing of knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Library 2.0 in the East Asian context <ul><li>Librarians 2.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We need a Librarian 2.0 network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a “East Asian Librarians 2.0 directory” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become Internet Information Ambassadors </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Library 2.0 in the East Asian context <ul><li>Social media is a (difficult) reality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No one suggests that this would be easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to first understand the Web 2.0 culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all librarians have to start a blog or create a Facebook account. But eventually some should </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media is meant to be experienced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The key is how we librarians become part of that community </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Library 2.0 in the East Asian context <ul><li>Do the Simplest Thing Possible (STP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave comments on blogs, rather than start a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being able to connect with others in the community is part education/ training, part self-awareness, intuition and common sense </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Library 2.0 in the East Asian context <ul><li>Conclusion: Sowing padi seeds in the SEA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less to do with &quot;understanding the technology“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More of &quot;understanding what makes the community tick“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wearing the profession as a badge of honour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a collective voice in the digital platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate and adopt a Library 2.0 and Librarian 2.0 mindset </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Acknowledgements <ul><li>The Librarians 2.0 & Non-librarians 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chong Tong Yang & Chew Siew San, Librarians, Public Library Services, NLB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vincci Kwong (currently Assistant Librarian, Head of Web Services, Franklin D. Schurz Library) & Dr. Kam-ming Ku, Assistant Computer Officer, University of Hong Kong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yan Hong, MSc. Dissertation student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lu Jie, Assistant Librarian, Apple Tree Library, Xiamen PRC. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preetam Rai <> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naoko Sato, Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library, Kyoto, Japan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazman Aziz, trainee librarian, Nanyang Technological University Library <> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stian Håklev <> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harkrisyati Kamil, President, Association of Indonesian Library and Information Science Graduates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Von Totanes <> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ganesh Nagabhushan Rao Yanamandra, Project Manager, Digital Resources and Services, NLB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divya Manian <> & Rana <> </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Photo credits (Creative Commons licenses) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover – tunachilli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover – tobiaseiqen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide 4 – askpang </li></ul></ul>