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    1. 1. RSS, Blogging, Online Tutorials and More: Putting the Library 2.0 pieces together
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>New (and old) technology tools you can use to add value to your online catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Collectively many of these tools are known as Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, RSS, podcasts, online tutorials </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Rick Anderson, UNLV <ul><li>  In my library, we’ve seen a 55 percent drop in circulation rates over the past twelve years, making it harder and harder to justify the continued buildup of a large “just in case” print collection. As a Web 2.0 reality continues to emerge and develop, our patrons will expect access to everything – digital collections of journals, books, blogs, podcasts, etc. You think they can’t have everything?  Think again.  This may be our great opportunity. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Overview <ul><li>Bringing our services to patrons by expanding footprint of library </li></ul><ul><li>Putting the pieces together: synergy thru integration </li></ul>RSS Podcasts Blog Ezproxy Tutorials Digital Library OPAC Web 2.0
    5. 5. Child’s Play?
    6. 6. Refresher <ul><li>Web 2.0 – not just about websites anymore. Web 2.0 refers to shared network space that touches multiple aspects of our lives: work, cultural, education, social, research and entertainment. Constantly updated content is embedded in other applications. Emphasis on simplicity, interactivity, user participation, new or remixed content. Examples include Flickr, My Library Thing, Blogs, Google Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 – simply frames Web 2.0 tools in the context of the library and specifically in terms of making our services more user-centered by means of these new technology tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Syndicate – any new content/entries added to a feed (podcast, RSS or weblog) is automatically made available for others to access via their feed reader. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Topic: RSS feeds <ul><li>an XML-based format for syndicating regularly changing content. Not just free text. You can also syndicate audio content (podcasts) or even your blog offerings. </li></ul><ul><li>CARL News and Information Feed </li></ul><ul><li>CARL Cultural Awareness Feed </li></ul><ul><li>CARL New Titles </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds : How to - </li></ul>USA Gov:
    8. 8. Topic Blogging <ul><li>a frequently updated site consisting of a series of entries on a single page in reverse-chronological order. Typically includes the blog author’s (blogger’s) commentary, favorite links and information in support of the blogger’s theme. Most blogs allow visitors to add a comment below each entry. </li></ul><ul><li>Added value features: podcasts , ezproxied links to commercial databases, persistent links to OPAC. </li></ul><ul><li>CARL Book Blog – </li></ul><ul><li>LISWiki Weblogs - </li></ul>
    9. 9. Topic: Online Tutorials <ul><li>Extend instructional opportunities by developing web-based tutorials that allow self-paced learning and off-site 24/7 access. </li></ul><ul><li>CARL Online Tutorials - </li></ul><ul><li>LibSuccess Wiki – Online Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>For summary of best practices read: “Online tutorials: tips from the literature”, Cecile Bianco, Library Philosophy and Practice 8.1 (Fall 2005). </li></ul>
    10. 10. Digital Library <ul><li>Further leveraging technology to expand library’s web presence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of DL objects both in WorldCat and our own OPAC will increase visibility of the CGSC’s intellectual products and aid users in their discovery process. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OCLC harvesting of some 3400 digital objects from our DL </li></ul><ul><li>Just finished adding MARC records to our OPAC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monographs and theses now available back to 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 of the 8 DL collections are fully populated in our OPAC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example – Fort Leavenworth History Collection </li></ul>
    11. 11. Other Learning 2.0 tools <ul><li>What’s all this business about social networking tools? What’s Flickr,, My Library Thing, Technorati, Rollyo, Zoho Writer and WiKis about? </li></ul><ul><li>CARL Learning 2.0 / </li></ul><ul><li>PLCMC and 23 Things </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Library Websites </li></ul>
    12. 12. Summary <ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Online Flash Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Other Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>