Emerging Trends, 2.0 & Libraries

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Has your library discussed creating a Flickr account? A MySpace teen site? Creating a blog? David discusses the current social networking transformation taking place, and applies those changes to a library setting. Then David discusses the changes a library needs to make to meet and participate in our new online, participatory world.

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Emerging Trends, 2.0 & Libraries

  1. 1. Emerging Trends, 2.0, and Libraries David Lee King Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library davidleeking.com
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0?
  3. 3. Web 2.0 has done a similar thing for the web.
  4. 4. From Wikipedia: “a … second- generation of Internet-based services — such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies — that let people collaborate and share information online in ways previously unavailable.”
  5. 5. communication, conversation, participation... Community
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Church 2.0 Music 2.0 Law 2.0 Advertising 2.0 Business 2.0 Library 2.0
  7. 7. Tagging RSS Readers Commenting RSS Glue of Web 2.0 User- Generated Friending Content Mashups Web as Platform
  8. 8. 1. RSS • Does 2 things: • subscribe to other websites that have RSS feeds (aka syndication) • create content in one place, but display it in another place • any content - text, photos, audio, video
  9. 9. RSS
  10. 10. 2. RSS Feed Readers
  11. 11. 3. Tagging, or Folksonomies • Categorizing the web • Choose personal keywords • Browseable and searchable • web 2.0 uses tagging
  12. 12. 4. Leaving Comments • one-on-one in the past • maybe a letter? • Here’s what it can be now
  13. 13. conversation
  14. 14. 29 comments!
  15. 15. On a Director’s Blog!!!
  16. 16. 5. User-Supplied Content • web 2.0 doesn’t exist without user generated content • most web 2.0 sites feature “my stuff” • text • photos • videos
  17. 17. 6. Web as Platform • web-based software • a platform that allows people to interact • not the usual “here’s the info about my organization” • email is a good example
  18. 18. 7. Mashups • From Wikipedia: “A mashup is a website or web application that seamlessly combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience.” • Usually via an API, RSS feed, or JavaScript
  19. 19. 8. Friending • Buddies, friends, contacts, followers • Linking to friends or contacts • sharing content • trusted buddy list
  20. 20. now, let’s jump right in • blogs • social networking sites • bookmark managers • wikis • instant messaging • podcasting and videocasting • Library Catalogs???
  21. 21. blogs
  22. 22. what can you do with blogs? • communicate with your patrons! • start conversations... • new books, videos, what’s new at the library • internal staff newsletter • subject guide current awareness • reaching customers where they are...
  23. 23. Social Networking Sites
  24. 24. What can you do with Social Networking Sites? • Reach patrons in THEIR space • Use contact lists to push events and news • Direct links to library material • Share – why should I attend your teen program? • Use them as search tools
  25. 25. Bookmark Managers • AKA Social Bookmarking • IE favorites is tied to a single PC • Bookmark managers do the same thing… • … but are accessible via the web! • how it works • add a bookmark, add tags, description, clipping • Others can add comments, ratings • Others can subscribe via RSS • searchable
  26. 26. What can you do with Bookmark Managers? • Access your own bookmarks anywhere • Find an expert and subscribe • Search • Share! • actual links • expertise
  27. 27. Wiki • What’s a Wiki? • A website that allows anyone to add and edit content • Great for collaborative authoring • Tracks changes so you can revert back to older page if needed • Monitor changes via RSS • Searchable • Comments can be allowed
  28. 28. What can you do with a Wiki? • Subject Guides • Staff Intranet • Project management • Committee/Taskforce minutes • Allowing patrons to interact with you…
  29. 29. Instant Messaging • AKA IM • Pretty easy – you type, hit enter, they type, hit enter, etc. • Chat history is tracked • Real time communication • PCs, cell phones, PDAs all have IM
  30. 30. IM Clients • Individual clients: • AOL AIM • MSN Messenger • Yahoo! Messenger • IRC, ICQ, Jabber, GTalk, GroupWise Messenger, etc. • Multi-Client services: • Trillian, Gaim, Meebo
  31. 31. What can you do with IM? • IM Reference • IM library staff • Can be less hassle than email or phone • Allowing patrons to reach you!
  32. 32. Podcasting • Web feed of audio that anyone can subscribe to • To listen: • Need an MP3 player • Need an RSS feed • Need a feed reader • Even better - A podcasting aggregator (ie., iTunes and Juice)
  33. 33. Creating a Podcast • Something to say – most important • Microphone = can be a Radio Shack cheapie • Audacity = free • Place to store the podcast – archive.org, blip.tv, etc. = free • RSS feed that will distribute podcasts = free (FeedBurner does this) • Free, free, free vs Time, Time, Time!
  34. 34. What can you do with Podcasting? • Library news/upcoming events • Booktalks • Oral histories • Lectures • Local music • Author readings • Library instruction/guided tours • Reach patrons where they are…
  35. 35. Videocasting • same idea as podcasting - but with video • to watch: need a video player • rss feed • feed reader • even better - a video aggregator (mefeedia, fireant, itunes)
  36. 36. Creating a VideoCast • Something to say • Camcorder – cheapies for $30… • Digital video editing software • Place to store the videocast – archive.org = free • RSS feed that distributes videocasts = free (feedburner again) • pricey, Takes Time, Is Very Cool.
  37. 37. what can you do with video? • lectures, events, instruction • virtual tours • book talks • something completely original • reaching those patrons again...
  38. 38. Amazon vs OPAC
  39. 39. Extending the catalog...
  40. 40. Introducing Topeka’s Digital Branch
  41. 41. Who are We? Digital Translation Goals
  42. 42. Who are We?
  43. 43. Busy Library
  44. 44. Content!
  45. 45. Community
  46. 46. Digital Translation
  47. 47. What’s a Digital Branch? • All services will be both physical and digital • We’ll use the web to build unique stuff • to some, the digital branch will be the only branch We’re running two libraries!
  48. 48. “Information Superhighway?” “Virtual Reality?”
  49. 49. community conversation connections participation invitations user-generated sharing it’s a small world adding “my” thoughts
  50. 50. content
  51. 51. Content
  52. 52. Content
  53. 53. Content
  54. 54. Content
  55. 55. RSS
  56. 56. Media
  57. 57. content creator • librarian • library staff • all staff assigned to help out • trained and released
  58. 58. multimedia content creator • we bought cameras and camcorders • i’m training staff of how to use them • we encourage it • we give time for it
  59. 59. Community
  60. 60. Community
  61. 61. Entryways
  62. 62. conversation • more than content • conversations taking place • ref desk • comments • patron generated content
  63. 63. in the website
  64. 64. in the website
  65. 65. in the website
  66. 66. in the website
  67. 67. outside the website
  68. 68. outside the website
  69. 69. outside the website
  70. 70. outside the website
  71. 71. outside the website
  72. 72. tracking conversation • summize • google alerts • others • keyword searches • answer and comment when it makes sense! • pass it on to staff
  73. 73. Goals
  74. 74. Sharing Content Our Stories Community
  75. 75. Telling our Story
  76. 76. story means • more than the facts • being a reporter... or an editorialist • blogging! • sharing - our favorite recipes • our trip to spain • and surrounding it with our stuff (books)
  77. 77. How do I make time for new stuff?
  78. 78. Finding Time
  79. 79. Changing focus • Finding time vs willingness and priority • You have to want to change • change job descriptions
  80. 80. Schedule your time
  81. 81. Granting time • give time - for reading, playing, learning, creating • send staff to formal training • practical training for staff - teach what's relevant to your staff and library • buy books for training
  82. 82. Yikes! My boss says I need to learn this stuff! • 15 minutes a day • start with your interests • find some blogs to read • leave comments • Work through a Learning 2.0 plan
  83. 83. Where to start? • blogs: • blogger.com or wordpress.com • what are you going to write about? • Wikis: • PB Wiki • use it for your next committee project
  84. 84. Where to start? • IM • sign up for AOL Instant Messenger • Use Meebo to chat with co-workers (or me!) • Social Networks • Get a FaceBook account • friend other librarians • Podcasting and Videocasting • think of a reason and a goal, then go for it! • Use whatever’s handy - digital camera video is fine
  85. 85. Why?
  86. 86. This is not your library
  87. 87. This is your library
  88. 88. This is your library
  89. 89. This is your library
  90. 90. Thank you! davidleeking.com

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