The Implications of Information Democracy and Digital SocialismforPublic Librariesesin sultan oğuz & leif kajberg<br />2nd...
The Idea<br /><ul><li>New forms and channels
 New tools and opportunities
 New mechanisms
 New services and networking forums</li></li></ul><li>
Web 2.0 <br /><ul><li> New generation of web applications
takes place on the Web;
 a service, not a product;
 not limited to a single software product or a single     machine;
 open and shared;
 users in groups along with social interaction are part of its organization;
 users contribute content and add value. </li></li></ul><li>
Fact Sheet<br /><ul><li>Facebook has over 500 million active users
 3rd most populated “country” (after China and India)
 More than 70 translations available on Facebook
 More than 65 million Facebook users accessing the site through mobile-based devices
 Twitter has 75 million user accounts
 LinkedIn has 50 million members
Flickr hosts more than 4 billion images
 Wikipedia has 85,000 contributors
People are watching 2 billion videos a day on YouTube
 Last FM has over 40 million users</li></li></ul><li>Social Implications of Web 2.0 <br />Participationcollaboration   <br...
The Question<br /><ul><li>What opportunities exist for information democracy within the framework of today’s social networ...
 How can public libraries use new Web 2.0 technologies and develop new roles in information provision? </li></li></ul><li>...
encourages democratic participation</li></li></ul><li>CIVIL SOCIETY 2.0<br />
Web 2.0 & Libraries <br /><ul><li> An opportunity and means of enhancing and enriching existing LIS services
 How can libraries make the most of these innovative web-based tools while providing services and enhancing access to reso...
Which Web 2.0 tools are finding their way in public libraries?
 Can libraries profit from Web 2.0 by integrating social networking tools into their online presence? </li></li></ul><li>
Libraries & Democracy<br /><ul><li> “Grand Tradition” </li></ul>A leading role in advancing democracy, in knowledge buildi...
Libraries  & Democracy (2) <br /><ul><li>Civic Librarianship: Renewing the Social Mission of the Public Library, 2001.
Renew the public library’s historical mission of education in a democratic society
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  1. 1. The Implications of Information Democracy and Digital SocialismforPublic Librariesesin sultan oğuz & leif kajberg<br />2nd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing WorldSeptember 22-24, 2010, Ankara, Turkey <br />
  2. 2. The Idea<br /><ul><li>New forms and channels
  3. 3. New tools and opportunities
  4. 4. New mechanisms
  5. 5. New services and networking forums</li></li></ul><li>
  6. 6. Web 2.0 <br /><ul><li> New generation of web applications
  7. 7. takes place on the Web;
  8. 8. a service, not a product;
  9. 9. not limited to a single software product or a single machine;
  10. 10. open and shared;
  11. 11. users in groups along with social interaction are part of its organization;
  12. 12. users contribute content and add value. </li></li></ul><li>
  13. 13. Fact Sheet<br /><ul><li>Facebook has over 500 million active users
  14. 14. 3rd most populated “country” (after China and India)
  15. 15. More than 70 translations available on Facebook
  16. 16. More than 65 million Facebook users accessing the site through mobile-based devices
  17. 17. Twitter has 75 million user accounts
  18. 18. LinkedIn has 50 million members
  19. 19. Flickr hosts more than 4 billion images
  20. 20. Wikipedia has 85,000 contributors
  21. 21. People are watching 2 billion videos a day on YouTube
  22. 22. Last FM has over 40 million users</li></li></ul><li>Social Implications of Web 2.0 <br />Participationcollaboration <br /> democracy<br />Crowd wisdom <br />public dialogue<br /> freedom <br /> Self-governance<br />decentralisation<br /> creativity <br />individual content<br />
  23. 23. The Question<br /><ul><li>What opportunities exist for information democracy within the framework of today’s social networking media?
  24. 24. How can public libraries use new Web 2.0 technologies and develop new roles in information provision? </li></li></ul><li>Web2.0 & Democracy<br /><ul><li> “Semiotic democracy” (Stark, 2006)</li></ul> The ability of users to produce and disseminate new creations and take part in public cultural discourse.<br /><ul><li>appeals to the less dominant social classes and non-elitist groups
  25. 25. encourages democratic participation</li></li></ul><li>CIVIL SOCIETY 2.0<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Web 2.0 & Libraries <br /><ul><li> An opportunity and means of enhancing and enriching existing LIS services
  28. 28. How can libraries make the most of these innovative web-based tools while providing services and enhancing access to resources?
  29. 29. Which Web 2.0 tools are finding their way in public libraries?
  30. 30. Can libraries profit from Web 2.0 by integrating social networking tools into their online presence? </li></li></ul><li>
  31. 31.
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Libraries & Democracy<br /><ul><li> “Grand Tradition” </li></ul>A leading role in advancing democracy, in knowledge building and the spread of knowledge, and in empowering citizens through the possibility for self-education. <br /><ul><li>“Information is the currency of democracy” </li></ul> Thomas Jefferson <br />
  34. 34. Libraries & Democracy (2) <br /><ul><li>Civic Librarianship: Renewing the Social Mission of the Public Library, 2001.
  35. 35. Renew the public library’s historical mission of education in a democratic society
  36. 36. Develop the public library as a community center
  37. 37. Develop strategies to build communities through public library service
  38. 38. Use services and collections to meet social and individual needs
  39. 39. Strengthen the political efforts of public librarians and trustees</li></li></ul><li>Libraries & Democracy (3) <br /><ul><li> How can libraries help reduce the digital divide, increase access to government information, and fight against censorship?
  40. 40. Local power of Libraries…
  41. 41. libraries as a resource in the local community
  42. 42. libraries as a contributor to the development of the community
  43. 43. web-based community information to help strengthen civil society</li></li></ul><li>Collective Intelligence<br />
  44. 44. Digital Socialism<br />
  45. 45. IRAN ELECTIONS 2009<br />A TWITTER REVOLUTION ? <br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Political Library<br /><ul><li> How can libraries contribute to the new socialist work modes in a meaningful way?
  48. 48. Could they serve as digital resource centers and support mechanisms in an emerging culture of digital collectivisim? </li></li></ul><li>Political Library (2)<br /><ul><li>“The political library: The public library as a space for citizens’ participation and public discourse.”(Jadinge, 2004)
  49. 49. Important role in promoting the local community
  50. 50. Has potential for renewing the role of a public library in transition </li></li></ul><li>Access to Alternative Information<br /><ul><li> Facebook as an information tool for local protest actions: the Danish example
  51. 51. Youtube as a censor tool for the on-line community: the Turkish example</li></li></ul><li>
  52. 52. http://www.youtube.com<br />
  53. 53. Scale is based on the avarage worldwide traffic of Youtube in 2007. <br />2007<br />1. Turkish<br />2. Turkey<br />
  54. 54. Youtube<br />Sahibinden<br />Blogger<br />Wikipedia<br />DR Online<br />TV2 Denmark<br />
  55. 55. Final Words<br /><ul><li> Integrating users into library services can be considered revolutionary.
  56. 56. Physical integration starts with self check-in/check-out
  57. 57. Intellectual integration starts with web 2.0
  58. 58. Libraries are actively involved with the social media, but the understanding is technical.</li></li></ul><li>
  59. 59.
  60. 60.
  61. 61. <ul><li> Her videos have been watched 1 billion times on Youtube
  62. 62. 15 million of her songs have been downloaded
  63. 63. 18,426,058Facebook Fans (ranked 4th)
  64. 64. 6.443.641 Twitter followers (ranked 1st)</li></ul>Goals are: <br /><ul><li>Tell a consistent story
  65. 65. Engage your fans
  66. 66. Connect the content
  67. 67. Fish where the fish are
  68. 68. Reinvent business</li></li></ul><li>Thank you for listeningesin sultan oğuz & leif kajberg<br />2nd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing WorldSeptember 22-24, 2010, Ankara, Turkey <br />

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