Web 2.0 tools have changed the way that we interact with people and information online. Find out what Library 2.0 is and how we are embracing new technology.
Web 2.0 refers to second generation of web development and design that aims to facilitate communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and applications; such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.
Learning 2.0 is used to refer to new ways of thinking about e-learning inspired by the emergence of Web 2.0. From an e-Learning 2.0 perspective, conventional e-learning systems were based on instructional packets that were delivered to students using Internet technologies. The role of the student consisted in learning from the readings and preparing assignments. Assignments were evaluated by the teacher. In contrast, the new e-learning places increased emphasis on social learning and use of social software such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and virtual worlds
A blog, a contraction of web log is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. &quot;Blog&quot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. The library recognised a need for disseminating information to patrons in a timely, less formal manner. What’s New and News and the forum were the only means of pushing out information, and neither were accessible via RSS feed. A blog, which allowed patrons to subscribe to updates, seemed a logical tool. A blog would also allow us to add live links, photos, and video to our posts without having to load resources to our server. Blogger was selected as the host as it was the most commonly used free web based provider at the time. We customised the style and look of the page to reflect CSU but not mimic the style of our web pages. At the time of choosing Blogger, Feedburner was the recommended feed burning software. Blogger was actually not yet capable of burning its own feed.
Podcasts are a way to push out information to our DE students, while recognising that they are busy and might like to ‘time and place shift’ their interaction with our website. Podcasts provide a way of bundling together customised information, that is normally found spread about our website. We use Podbean as it is free, web based and can load our podcasts to our iTunes channel. To allow patrons to subscribe to our podcasts directly from the library website, we again use Feedburner to create the subscription box and feed.
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It is sometimes referred to as a “News Feed” and is used to publish frequently updated works, such as blogs. The CSU Library blogs can be subscribed to and read in an RSS Feed Reader, or News Reader, such as Google Reader.
Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet. Social bookmarking allows you to store and share bookmarks on the web, instead of inside your browser. This has several advantages. First, you can get to your bookmarks from anywhere, no matter whether you're at home, at work, in a library, or on a friend's computer. Second, you can share your bookmarks publicly, so your friends, co-workers, and other people can view them for reference, amusement, collaboration, or anything else. http://delicious.com/csulibraryOnlineReference/
Highlight tagging of photos – refers back to folksonomies
Uncertain future tools Twitter http://twitter.com/ Planning phase – documentation needs to go to Alice. YouTube http://www.youtube.com/yourlibrarycsu Tag clouds A tag cloud or word cloud (or weighted list in visual design) is a visual depiction of user-generated tags, or simply the word content of a site, used typically to describe the content of web sites. Tags are usually single words and are typically listed alphabetically, and the importance of a tag is shown with font size or color. Thus both finding a tag by alphabet and by popularity is possible. The tags are usually hyperlinks that lead to a collection of items that are associated with a tag. http://delicious.com/tags/csulibraryOnlineReference http://www.wordle.net/ Facebook catalogue search application http://www.facebook.com/ Google Maps http://maps.google.com.au/
2.0 @ The #CSULib
2.0 @ The #CSULib Ram, S. (2009) Durga Maa, Available Online: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37288238@N05/3501100955/ The way we interact with information is changing. How is the CSU Library embracing new technology?
Web 2.0 <ul><li>Second generation of web development </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates communication </li></ul><ul><li>Information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Miller, P (2005), Web 2.0: Building the New Library , Ariadne , 45 (October) </li></ul><ul><li>Available online http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/miller/ . </li></ul>
Library 2.0 <ul><li>Four essential elements: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User-centred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a multi-media experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socially rich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communally innovative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maness, J (2006) Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries, Webology, </li></ul><ul><li>3 (2), Available online http://www.webology.ir/2006/v3n2/a25.html </li></ul>
Learning 2.0 <ul><ul><li>New ways of thinking about learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspired by Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on social learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilises Internet technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blowers, H. (2007) Learning 2.0 : all about play! Synergy 5 (2) p.29-31, </li></ul><ul><li>Available online http://search.informit.com.au.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/fullText;dn=165250;res=AEIPT </li></ul>
2.0 @ The #CSULib The CSU Library utilises Web 2.0 to…. produce and deliver Learning 2.0 Objects which…. creates Library 2.0. How? Which tools? Where to start?
2.0 @ The #CSULib Blogs Images RSS Bookmarking Podcasts Live Chat Video Tutorials
Blogs Identified a need for disseminating information to patrons in a timely, less formal manner Allow patrons to subscribe to updates Add live links, photos, and video to our posts without having to load resources to our server http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/research/blogs.html http://yourlibrarycsu.blogspot.com/
Podcasting A way to push out information to our DE students Allows us to bundle together customised information, that is normally found spread about our website http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/how-to/podcasts/ We use Podbean as it is free, web based and can load our podcasts to our iTunes channel. http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=263483005
RSS RSS is an acronym for: Really Simple Syndication. Referred to as a “News Feed” and is used to publish frequently updated works, such as blogs. The CSU Library blogs can be subscribed to and read in an Feed Reader such as Google Reader. http://www.google.com/reader/
Bookmarks, Tagging & Folksonomies Delicious allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralised source. Store and share bookmarks on the web, instead of inside your browser. Access your bookmarks from anywhere What is a folksonomy? Collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing & social tagging. Practice & method of collaboratively creating & managing tags to annotate & categorise content .
Flickr is a great way to store, sort, search and share photos online. Flickr helps you organise and share photos. The CSU Library has a Flickr account and photos that are available online here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/csulibrary/
Live Chat Earlier this year we trialled a Live Chat service, the report on this has been submitted and the service seems to be a winner. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/help/live-chat.html
The Future? A new team has been launched to identify and investigate emerging Web technologies. Tag Clouds