Web 2.0 and Libraries


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Overview of Web 2.0 tools - what they are, how they are being used in libraries and implications of their use. Presented at Innov8: Business Solutions for the Next WAVE - February 2008.

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  • Web 2.0 and Libraries

    1. 1. Web 2.0 and Libraries <ul><ul><li>Michelle McLean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Librarian </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Web 2.0 “ Web 2.0 is a trend in World Wide Web technology and web design, a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services such as social- networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies, which aim to facilitate creativity, collaboration, and sharing among users.” Wikipedia &quot;Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform.&quot; Tim O'Reilly 2004
    3. 3. Web 2.0 By vanzhou2006 from Flickr
    4. 4. Web 2.0 you may know <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Face Book </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>My Space </li></ul>Double-click to add graphics
    5. 5. Web 2.0 you may not know <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul>http://jkontherun.blogs.com/
    6. 6. Library 2.0 “ The heart of Library 2.0 is user-centered change. It is a model for library service that encourages constant and purposeful change, inviting user participation in the creation of both the physical and the virtual services they want, supported by consistently evaluating services. It also attempts to reach new users and better serve current ones through improved customer-driven offerings.” Michael Casey – Library Journal
    7. 7. Blogs <ul><li>Online journal </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Free software </li></ul><ul><li>Server or hosted </li></ul><ul><li>Easily editable </li></ul><ul><li>Links and images </li></ul><ul><li>Current content </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple authors </li></ul>http://technorati.com/
    8. 8. Blogs in Libraries <ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>From the CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Behind the scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>What's new </li></ul><ul><li>Informational </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Changes </li></ul>http://www.cclc.vic.gov.au/news/blog /
    9. 9. Wikis <ul><li>Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Editable </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple authors </li></ul><ul><li>Server or hosted </li></ul><ul><li>Free or cost </li></ul><ul><li>Links and images </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Cardinia_Libraries
    10. 10. Wikis in Libraries <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Staff manual </li></ul><ul><li>User manual </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Subject guides </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul>http://www.sjcpl.org/
    11. 11. Social Networking <ul><li>Not just teens </li></ul><ul><li>New way of communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Professional connections </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Library profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Library services </li></ul>
    12. 12. Image sharing <ul><li>Photo hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Free or low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Share more images </li></ul><ul><li>Create sets/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Linking </li></ul>
    13. 13. Online Video <ul><li>Share video </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Embed </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul>
    14. 14. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Internal use </li></ul><ul><li>Library website </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Subject specific </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing for Libraries </li></ul>
    15. 15. RSS <ul><li>ILMS </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Internal into website </li></ul><ul><li>External into website </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own </li></ul>
    16. 16. Tagging <ul><li>Folksonomies vs Taxonomies </li></ul><ul><li>User generated </li></ul><ul><li>Across Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Extra access point </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul>
    17. 17. Instant Messaging (IM)‏ <ul><li>Online messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Information service </li></ul><ul><li>Help at point of need </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo widget </li></ul>
    18. 18. Mashups <ul><li>Combine data from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue widgets </li></ul>
    19. 19. Shared Documents <ul><li>Online file access </li></ul><ul><li>Documents, spreadsheets, presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple file formats </li></ul>
    20. 20. Mobile Internet <ul><li>Massive growth </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored services </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Fast rate of change </li></ul><ul><li>Library services </li></ul>http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/news/vodafone/mobile_internet.jpg
    21. 21. Implications for Libraries <ul><li>Lead the way </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by example </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with ours users </li></ul><ul><li>Meet them where they are at </li></ul><ul><li>Offer more </li></ul><ul><li>Get left behind </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Need </li></ul>
    22. 22. Concerns <ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance </li></ul>http://datasystemsworldwide.blogspot.com/2007/10/web-20-security-threats.html
    23. 23. Remember: Web 2.0 is about <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>ie. Its about the </li></ul><ul><li>USER </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Michelle McLean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connectinglibrarian.com </li></ul></ul>