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How To 2.0: Forget the Buzz


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Most everyone by now has heard the Web/Library 2.0 buzz -- it is loud, but not necessarily clear. With Web 3.0 on the horizon, it is time to flush out the how to’s to 2.0 and forget the buzz! Planning for Web 2.0 usage is not as simple as it seems. Questions like, “Why 2.0?” or “Out of the dozens of free tools available, which do I use and for what purpose?” or “Which tools will reach the most people with the least amount of effort?” are common and will be answered by the panelists. So, join three panelists from academic, public, and consortium organizations and experience practical Web/Library 2.0 examples from “real life” situations while helping to provide some momentum for librarians who are starting to dabble in these new tools.

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How To 2.0: Forget the Buzz

  1. 1. Presenters: Adam Davis, Chad Mairn, Diana Silveira
  2. 2. Open URL
  3. 3. Tagging Exercise Source:
  4. 4. How did you tag the image?          
  5. 5. Tags from Flickr ...   iphone joshua blankenship apple iphone caller image trapped in a phone for eternity i ownz u iTrapped    
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Tools for Academic Libraries
  7. 15.   How do you make a LibX edition for your library?
  8. 25. Web 2.0 Tools for Library Consortiums
  9. 26. Wikis PBwiki Wikipedia
  10. 27. Widgets
  11. 28. Mobile Technologies <ul><ul><li>333 Million Expected in 2011. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2007, 115 million were shipped - an 60% increase in Smartphones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over half the population uses mobile phones…expected to get to 100% in 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carry phones more than laptops = increased accessibility </li></ul></ul>
  12. 29. Social Networking <ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul></ul>
  13. 30. Other 2.0 Tools/ideas for Library Consortiums <ul><ul><li>Social Networking Members: Ning , Facebook Groups, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis: Material Exchange, Idea Exchanges, Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging a virtual reference collection: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Virtual Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming Tournaments </li></ul></ul>
  14. 31. Web 2.0 Tools for Public Libraries
  15. 32. LibraryThing can be used in public libraries... to collaborate with other organizations and for patron convenience & service. LibraryThing
  16. 33. <ul><ul><li>Provide mobile access to bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add widget to Facebook account (and soon to MySpace & LiveJournal accounts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place chiclets on your website to attract users to bibliographies. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 34. Google Calendar <ul><ul><li>Collaborate with co-workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make public to patrons or share with selected individuals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open multiple calendars at once to view comprehensive library schedule. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync with PDA  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Create multiple calendars Sync with Outlook
  18. 35. Or add already existing calendars, like...
  19. 36. Google Documents <ul><ul><li>Share documents publicly, with specific individuals, or keep private. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic editing function in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload documents from computer or directly from e-mail (if using Gmail account). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View & chat with concurrent users in real time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  20. 38. YouTube Document events & special events. Create outreach tools. Make recommendations to patrons on your website.
  21. 39. Facebook Place Search for & advertise to local Facebook users. Create photo albums from events.
  22. 40. Facebook Events <ul><li>Create event pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite participants and find out who will attend, who might attend, and who won’t attend. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 41. Make the case for your library...   Gain support & donations from your community
  24. 42. URLs to Remember <ul><ul><li>The presentation is available at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link references are available at: </li></ul></ul>
  25. 43. Contact Us <ul><ul><li>Adam S. Davis, Head of Reference Delray Beach Public Library [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian St. Petersburg College [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>     GoogleTalk: chadmairn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diana Sachs-Silveira, Virtual Reference Manager Tampa Bay Library Consortium [email_address] YahooIM: diverdee987 </li></ul></ul>