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  1. 1. Get to Know Library 2.0 ITIG ACRL/NEC November 30, 2007 Elizabeth B. Thomsen [email_address]
  2. 2. The Twentieth Century <ul><li>Concentration of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Production and distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting : Few to Many </li></ul><ul><li>Vaudeville, Radio, Movies, Television </li></ul><ul><li>Age of the consumer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome to the Revolution <ul><li>(Nearly) Ubiquitous Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Better, Easier, Cheaper Tools of Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of the Prosumer </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of Comment and Participation: </li></ul><ul><li>Shift from Private to Public </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Concise Definition of Web 2.0 <ul><li>“ Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an ‘architecture of participation,’ and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.” Tim O’Reilly </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 is... <ul><li>A Lot of Buzzwords | And a Lot of Logos </li></ul>
  6. 6. Theme 1: Web as Platform <ul><li>Move from desktop to web </li></ul><ul><li>Many different devices, but always online </li></ul><ul><li>Free plus fee ; Ad-supported services </li></ul><ul><li>AJAX = Smooth moves: interactive, less choppiness, drag and drop </li></ul><ul><li>Visual presentation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Theme 2 :Structured Data <ul><li>XML, APIs, Web Services : Free data to be served many different ways </li></ul><ul><li>APIs: Allow developers to access data </li></ul><ul><li>Remix and mash: Alternate versions, Mixing data from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial Relations: Geography, 3-D </li></ul>
  8. 8. Theme 3: Participation <ul><li>People want to act, react and interact </li></ul><ul><li>Constant comment </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings and recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>User-generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Friends and buddies </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation management systems </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative work </li></ul>
  9. 9. Time's Person of the Year: You <ul><li>&quot;It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Time's Person of the Year </li></ul>
  10. 10. Case in Point : Wikipedia <ul><li>Communal </li></ul><ul><li>Most amazing fact : it exists </li></ul><ul><li>Second most amazing fact : Britannica is in a defensive position </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed resources: Outside the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia Links </li></ul>
  11. 11. Case in Point : Flickr <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Two billion pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Groups and Projects </li></ul><ul><li>API : Allows interactions with other services, makes Flickr mashable, encourages development of alternative interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Links </li></ul>
  12. 12. Case in Point : YouTube <ul><li>Old stuff : clips from movies, TV shows, TV commercials, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Local history, old home movies </li></ul><ul><li>PR and educational videos </li></ul><ul><li>Fan videos </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube Links </li></ul>
  13. 13. Google Maps and Google Earth <ul><li>Information is mappable </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth : Fly around a 3D Globe (requires a free download) </li></ul><ul><li>Layers of information from Discover, National Geographic, Google Books, more </li></ul><ul><li>SketchUp : 3D buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Diners Map | On the Road </li></ul>
  14. 14. Library 2.0 <ul><li>&quot;Library 2.0 is all about library users -- keeping those we have while actively seeking those who do not currently use our services. It's about embracing those ideas and technologies that can assist libraries in delivering services to these groups, and it's about participation -- involving users in service creation and evaluation.“ --Michael Casey </li></ul>
  15. 15. Library 2.0 <ul><li>Library users as active participants rather than passive recipients of services </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of options – we’re not all the same </li></ul><ul><li>Perpetual beta: every service is continuously evaluated and evolved </li></ul><ul><li>Bring services to the users </li></ul><ul><li>High Tech / High Touch </li></ul>
  16. 16. More on Library 2.0 <ul><li>Library 2.0 Reading List on Squidoo -- Created by Jenny Levine and Michael Stephens for the Library 2.0 course for the American library Association </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 on Ning -- An online social network for librarians and others interested in Library 2.0 </li></ul>
  17. 17. More Free Advice… <ul><li>Know when to lose control </li></ul><ul><li>Speed up the cycle: jump in, and jump out </li></ul><ul><li>Banish skeet shooting </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions? <ul><li>Elizabeth Thomsen </li></ul><ul><li>Member Services Manager </li></ul><ul><li>NOBLE: North of Boston Library Exchange </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>