Participatory Networks: Web 2.0 and Library 2.0


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Participatory Networks: Web 2.0 and Library 2.0

  1. 1. Heyam Al Hayek Al Qattan Centre for the Child Participatory Networks Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 April 2007 Gaza – Palestine
  2. 2. “ Web 2.0 generally refers to a second generation of services available on the WWW that lets people collaborate and share information online .” -
  3. 5. An easy to use publishing tool that lists entries in reverse date order. A great way to engage staff & library users in conversation. "comments foster community" Technorati tracking over 70 million weblogs. About 120,000 new weblogs being created worldwide each day (April 2007).
  4. 7. <ul><li>IM - short for Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>A method of communication that has been around since the early 1970s </li></ul>
  5. 10. WEB 2.0 Open Access * Open Source * Open Content
  6. 15. Store your bookmarks online, share them with everyone and see what others have bookmarked
  7. 16. Mashups merging information from multiple sources
  8. 17. A Hawaiian word meaning “quick” A collaborative web space that anyone can edit A useful tool for sharing library knowledge or engaging users
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  10. 21. <ul><li>RSS - short for Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>an effective tool for keeping up to date on news & trends </li></ul><ul><li>a great way to find out what people are saying about your library </li></ul><ul><li>convenience, time-saving, labour-saving </li></ul>WEB 2.0 RSS
  11. 22. RSS – Desktop Reader
  12. 23. RSS – via your Browser
  13. 24. Library 2.0 is an operating model that allows libraries to respond rapidly to market needs. This does not mean that we abandon our current users or our mission. It is a philosophy of rapid change, flexible organization structures, new Web 2.0 tools, and user participation that will put the library in a much stronger position, ready to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of a larger user population.” Michael Casey, blog Gwinnett County PL Library 2.0
  14. 26. Library 2.0 Learning Community Productivity Two-way, Social Interactions User Participation
  15. 27. The Guru of the Information Age! Understands the power of the Web 2.0 opportunities Learns the major tools of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 and tries to innovate Combines e-resources and print formats and is container and format agnostic.
  16. 28. Is device independent and uses and delivers to everything from laptops to Smartphones to PDAs to iPods Develops targeted federated search and adopts the OpenURL standard Connects people and technology and information in context
  17. 29. Doesn’t shy away from non-traditional cataloguing and classification Chooses tagging, folksonomies and user-driven content descriptions where appropriate. Embraces non-textual information and the power of pictures, moving images, sight and sound
  18. 30. Understands the ‘long tail’ and leverages the power of old and new content Sees the potential in using content sources like the Open Content Alliance, Google Print and OpenWorldCat Connects users up to expert discussions, conversations and communities of practice and participates there as well Uses and develops advanced social networks to enterprise advantage
  19. 31. Understands end users deeply in terms of their goals and aspirations, workflows, and social and content needs, and more. Librarian 2.0 is where the user is, when the user is there. This is an immersion environment Librarian 2.0 strives to spend more time on direct end user impacts than library management. Librarian 2.0 plays.
  20. 32. Connects with everyone using their communication mode of choice – telephone,mail, print, Skype, IM, SMS, e-mail, virtual reference, etc. Encourages user driven metadata and user developed content and commentary Understands the wisdom of crowds and the real roles and impacts of the blogosphere, web syndicasphere and wikisphere Understands their users at a deep level – not just as pointers and clickers