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Emerging Technologies For The 21st Century

  1. 1. Emerging Technologies for the 21st Century Chad Haefele Reference Librarian for Emerging Technologies UNC – Davis Library [email_address]
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Background / definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of some current web tools </li></ul><ul><li>3 tiers of tech projects </li></ul><ul><li>Example projects </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. The social web <ul><li>AKA ‘Web 2.0’ </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational & Participatory </li></ul><ul><li>Built on relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. RSS <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>The glue that holds “Web 2.0” together </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll need a reader – Google Reader </li></ul>
  5. 5. More in depth… http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =0klgLsSxGsU
  6. 6. Blogs <ul><li>Definition: A periodically updated website, with new entries displayed in reverse chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>An RSS feed is strongly recommended </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wiki <ul><li>Definition: A website which can be edited by a large group, with minimal code involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous example: Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>LibSuccess </li></ul><ul><li>Class idea: adopt a Wikipedia page </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tagging <ul><li>Adding freeform relevant keywords to an item as metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally not hierarchical </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tag Cloud:
  10. 10. Tagging examples <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Vista </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3 Tiers of projects <ul><li>Minimal effort </li></ul><ul><li>Build on an existing framework </li></ul><ul><li>Full custom built system </li></ul>
  12. 12. Minimal effort projects <ul><li>Often involve just filling in a form </li></ul><ul><li>Someone else has done all the work </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit connections </li></ul>
  13. 13. Minimal effort example <ul><li>Reference questions via text message </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every cell phone has an e-mail address </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Existing framework examples <ul><li>Wordpress book review blog </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr account </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Page </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us links </li></ul><ul><li>Netlibrary audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo IM </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wordpress book review blog <ul><li>Free blog account: Wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create logins for students – as ‘Contributor’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You maintain final authority </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Password-protect posts </li></ul>
  16. 18. Flickr account <ul><li>Photo sharing site: Flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress example </li></ul><ul><li>Free accounts - up to 200 photos </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson idea: develop a tag system </li></ul>
  17. 19. PBWiki <ul><li>Free hosted wiki: PBwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Educator examples </li></ul><ul><li>Password protected </li></ul>
  18. 20. Facebook Pages <ul><li>‘Pages’ system – official presence </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Belmont High School Library </li></ul><ul><li>Requires time commitment </li></ul>
  19. 21. Del.icio.us link sharing <ul><li>Tag and organize your links </li></ul><ul><li>Library Journal Article – 9/15/07 </li></ul><ul><li>Nashville PL example – linkrolls </li></ul><ul><li>Build subject guides without techie help </li></ul>
  20. 22. Netlibrary audiobooks <ul><li>Included in NCLive databases </li></ul><ul><li>Windows only </li></ul><ul><li>Not compatible with iPods </li></ul>
  21. 23. Meebo IM <ul><li>Free online IM account: Meebo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Guide for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Embed in your webpage </li></ul><ul><li>More advanced alternative: Libraryh3lp </li></ul>
  22. 24. Full custom code examples <ul><li>Full library portal </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle Gadgets: http:// code.google.com/apis/gadgets/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Browser search plugins: http:// mycroft.mozdev.org / </li></ul>
  23. 25. Key points: <ul><li>Integrate with a lesson, or make sure it will be otherwise used. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t waste time on a tool that will be quickly abandoned </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it updated </li></ul><ul><li>Not everything will be a success </li></ul><ul><li>Play! </li></ul>
  24. 26. Further Reading & Examples <ul><li>101 Tools & Resources for Authentic Learning Devices: http://frontierlict.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/101Resourcesver2.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>WebTools4u2use: http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Webtools4U2Use </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Learning 2.0: http://www.schoollibrarylearning2.blogspot.com </li></ul>

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