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  • It Innovation – Web 2 Point 0 Speed Briefing Web

    1. 1. IT Innovation – Web 2.0 Library and Information Service Staff Conference Innovation and Improvement Briefing 4
    2. 2. The World Wide Web has radically changed!
    3. 3. The term Web 2.0 is now widely used but just what does it mean? What is “Web 2.0” – we don’t even know how to pronounce it!
    4. 4. <ul><li>Even Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the Web, said: </li></ul><ul><li>“…I think Web 2.0 is…a piece of jargon, nobody even knows what it means.” </li></ul>
    5. 5. Web 2.0 is not an application, it is a state of mind. <ul><li>“an attitude, not a technology” - Ian Davis </li></ul><ul><li>Three characteristics of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>“Rich user interface” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s attractive, not bland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“The Web as a platform” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can do things on it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“Users add value” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s interactive </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Web 2.0 Includes but is not limited to: <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(? Including Engage) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS / Newsreaders </li></ul><ul><li>Tags & Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Video Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Video Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Get it loud) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Flickr, Slideshare) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IM / Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul>
    7. 7. Blogs <ul><li>Short for “web log” </li></ul><ul><li>it’s an online diary that users can read </li></ul><ul><li>content arranged in reverse date order </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air your views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List new events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to users and colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments can be controlled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other web 2.0 facets can be embedded or included </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Blog software can be locally or remotely hosted
    9. 9. Some examples of blogs …
    10. 10. Wikis <ul><li>A Hawaiian word meaning “quick” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(“the wiki wiki web”) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A searchable knowledgebase </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative – users can edit it </li></ul><ul><li>Shared – less bulk email! </li></ul>
    11. 11. Software can be locally or remotely hosted…
    12. 12. Wikipedia – uses phpwiki
    13. 13. Talis Engage – WiCI lantern ? Lantern WiCI?
    14. 15. RSS • Short for Really Simple Syndication • Content from Web Sites published as “feeds” – no need to check many Web Sites daily – subscribe to the “feeds” • An effective tool for keeping up on news and trends • Spot the icon – think orange!
    15. 16. Newsreaders <ul><li>Need a Newsreader for RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(RSS Reader, Feed Reader or Aggregator) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A type of customisable newspaper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pulls content from a variety of sources into one place </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Social bookmarking (tags) <ul><li>Access your bookmarks from anywhere with an Internet connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not tied to Internet Explorer Favorites, Firefox Bookmarks, or other browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stop “Folder” mentality </li></ul><ul><li>Categorise sites using TAGS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags are a way to label data with your own words or popular words others have used </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share them with others </li></ul>
    17. 18. Example social bookmarking networks:
    18. 19. My …
    19. 20. Podcasts <ul><li>2005 word of the year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combines the word “iPod” with “broadcast” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An audio file that is available through RSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio on demand (mp3 popular format) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually have option to play file without subscribing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Play back on computer or portable media players </li></ul><ul><li>An effective way to engage youth and market library services </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    20. 21. Example library Podcasts …
    21. 22. Video Blogs <ul><li>Sometimes shortened to vlog </li></ul><ul><li>A blog whose medium is video </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS for syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe with aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>A fun way to promote library services </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest growing communication channel on the Web </li></ul>
    22. 23. Video hosting services <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><li>DailyMotion </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google video </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Video </li></ul>
    23. 24. YouTube – Get it loud in Libraries
    24. 25. Web cam Example - New Darien Library web http:// / Connecticut
    25. 26. IM <ul><li>Short for Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time communication using typed text !(txt spk) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for easy collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Genuine conversation rather than email “letter” format </li></ul><ul><li>Users know availability </li></ul>
    26. 27. Twitter <ul><li>A form of IM </li></ul><ul><li>The site states: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? “ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging </li></ul>
    27. 28. Twitter updates … <ul><li>Received in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>On twitter Website </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>SMS (text messages on cell phone) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul>My twitter …
    28. 29. flickr <ul><li>Photo-sharing site </li></ul><ul><li>Online community </li></ul><ul><li>One of earliest Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Many bloggers use as a photo repository </li></ul><ul><li>Allows photos to be tagged and browsed </li></ul><ul><li>Hosts over 2 billion images </li></ul>
    29. 31. Photo sharing sites Many libraries are now using Web 2.0 photo sharing sites to host their images and allow users to submit their own photos of libraries, events, and contests In Lancashire we are exploring several image projects – Lantern Image Archive (iBase) FLOAT (iBase) Your View of Lancashire (website)
    30. 33. Social Networking Services <ul><li>Communities of people who share interests and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to create a profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making “friends” – keeping in touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making business contacts/networking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allow you to create groups </li></ul><ul><li>Upload videos, pictures, etc. </li></ul>
    31. 34. Four biggest sites – <ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul>
    32. 35. Libraries using MySpace <ul><li>Newcastle City Library </li></ul>
    33. 36. Libraries using MySpace <ul><li>Lancaster Music Library (Get it Loud) </li></ul>
    34. 37. My Facebook …
    35. 38. Libraries using Facebook <ul><li>US – Iowa public library, Hennepin County </li></ul>
    36. 39. Virtual Reality - Second Life
    37. 40. LibraryThing <ul><li>Partnership with Talis </li></ul><ul><li>British Library Holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Developments in Talis Prism 3.0 </li></ul>
    38. 41. A sample LibraryThing mashup <ul><ul><li>Los Gatos Public Library, California </li></ul></ul>
    39. 42. An interactive library? <ul><li>Familiar: </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking: </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to connect these 3 pillars and take user interaction to a new dimension </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convincing the doubters </li></ul></ul>
    40. 43. It’s Not Just MySpace! <ul><li>Social web much richer than MySpace alone </li></ul><ul><li>It represents a cultural shift towards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet users not satisfied with just reading Web pages </li></ul><ul><li>They interact online with bank, shops, and (why not?) their library! </li></ul>
    41. 44. How Do We Get There? <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>today is just the start </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply the social web to the library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your library interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get key people enthused to integrate social networking into existing library activities </li></ul></ul>
    42. 45. Why do we need to do it? <ul><li>Some statistics … </li></ul><ul><li>Over 66% of Britons use the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A higher percentage of UK population have broadband at home than in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Over 85% of parents with teenagers use the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There were 72,000,000 visitors to MySpace in October 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( site-rankings-october-2007/) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    43. 46. Challenges to Web 2.0 <ul><li>Change of culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>affecting staff and users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>through secure local authority network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inward looking policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(must we hold everything on OUR website?) </li></ul></ul>
    44. 47. Opportunities for Web 2.0 <ul><li>Engage with users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>listen to them and respond </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide a richer service </li></ul><ul><li>Reach non-library users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>let them know we are here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and what we’ve got to offer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put our resources out where THEY are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not wait for them to come to us! </li></ul></ul>