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Library 2.0: Where do we go from here?


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Presentation for Park Ridge Public Library on web 2.0 technologies and their uses in a public library.

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Library 2.0: Where do we go from here?

  1. 1. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Library 2.0
  2. 2. Web 2.0 Did I miss 1.0? Maybe, probably not
  3. 3. Web 2.0
  4. 4. Web 2.0 1.0 2.0 Reading Writing Companies Communities Personal Websites Blogs Owning Sharing Taxonomy Tags
  5. 5. Library 2.0 <ul><li>So, how does </li></ul><ul><li>web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>impact me and </li></ul><ul><li>my library? </li></ul>Library 2.0…
  6. 6. Library 2.0 Uploaded to Flickr on September 11, 2007 by libraryman
  7. 7. Library 2.0 <ul><li>“ Library 2.0 simply means making your library’s space (virtual and physical) more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs. Examples of where to start include blogs, gaming nights for teens, and collaborative photo sites. The basic drive is to get people back into the library by making the library relevant to what they want and need in their daily lives…to make the library a destination and not an afterthought.” -- Sarah Houghton, Librarian in Black </li></ul>
  8. 8. Library 2.0 <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures & Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Movies & Videos </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Other stuff </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blogging
  10. 10. What is a blog? A blog is a personal diary. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links.
  11. 11. Blogging in Libraries <ul><li>Basically, your own website – you can post your videos, podcasts, pictures, and personal information all to one spot </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps patrons up–to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are updated regularly, if not everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for patrons to comment </li></ul><ul><li>Participation and community interest </li></ul>
  12. 12. Library Blogging at St. Charles St. Charles Public Library
  13. 13. Blog as Library Website Ann Arbor website
  14. 14. Enhance a Webpage at Schaumburg Schaumburg Township District Library
  15. 15. Ideas for Blogs <ul><li>Online book discussion </li></ul><ul><li>New releases – books, video, electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming events </li></ul><ul><li>Updating community – building a new library </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to special interest groups </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Log </li></ul>
  16. 16. Flickr Flickr – a photo website where you can store, organize, search and share your photos
  17. 17. Flickr for Libraries <ul><li>Illinois libraries on Flickr: </li></ul><ul><li>Jacksonville; Gail Borden; Geneva; Naperville; Kankakee; Woodridge; Litchfield; Wheaton; Aurora; Indian Trails; Chicago; Park Ridge ; Roselle; La Grange Park; Hinsdale; Carol Stream; Des Plaines; Homer Township; Schaumburg; Highland Park; Waukegan; Matson; Champaign; Normal; Sycamore </li></ul>
  18. 18. Flickr <ul><li>Park Ridge P. L. </li></ul><ul><li>is on Flickr </li></ul>
  19. 19. More Flickr <ul><li>Now you have your pics on Flickr… </li></ul><ul><li>what do you do with them? </li></ul>Add notes and hotspots Add geographic locations Publish photos to other sites Plus even more tools
  20. 20. Slideshow Generators <ul><li>There’s a lot of free </li></ul><ul><li>stuff out there. </li></ul>Flickr Slideshow Generator Create and embed Flickr slideshows in 3 steps.
  21. 21. or Powerpoint Slides
  22. 22. What else can I do with my photos?
  23. 23. More ideas for Flickr <ul><li>Highlight library events </li></ul><ul><li>Hold a photo contest </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a collection </li></ul><ul><li>Library tour </li></ul><ul><li>Ask people to post pictures </li></ul><ul><li>of themselves reading or using the library </li></ul><ul><li>Create a sense of community </li></ul>
  24. 24. YouTube <ul><li>Market upcoming events </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight programs the library held </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise books, media, or other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage reading </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for libraries </li></ul>A popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips.
  25. 25. Market Upcoming Events Arlington Heights Arlington Heights Memorial Library on You Tube
  26. 26. Highlight Program Held at the Library <ul><li>Glen Ellyn Public Library </li></ul>
  27. 27. Advocate for Libraries and Books Orange County Public Library
  28. 28. Ideas for YouTube <ul><li>Contests – teens/kids/adults </li></ul><ul><li>Local History </li></ul><ul><li>Training & Teaching </li></ul>Gail Borden Public Library
  29. 29. RSS <ul><li>Distribute information automatically to the user </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted information, only what the user wants </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds can be displayed – in a blog, on a website – and the user can grab your feed and display too </li></ul>Really Simple Syndication – a format used to publish frequently updated content
  30. 30. Libraries using RSS <ul><li>Naperville Public Library </li></ul>Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District
  31. 31. Wikis <ul><li>Collective memory </li></ul><ul><li>Good for writing down ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Instantly collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Will save page revisions </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless </li></ul>A wiki is a website where every page can be edited in a web browser, by whomever happens to be reading it.
  32. 32. Wikipedia Highland Park Public Library
  33. 33. Build a Database <ul><li>Schaumburg Township District Library </li></ul>
  34. 34. Join a Community Book Lust with Nancy Pearl
  35. 35. Other Uses for Wikis <ul><li>A library website or individual departments </li></ul><ul><li>Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Book clubs & discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Education & Training – 2.0! </li></ul><ul><li>History of the library and community </li></ul>
  36. 36. Social Networking <ul><li>MySpace | Facebook | Bebo | Orkut | Friendster </li></ul><ul><li>Market library services </li></ul><ul><li>Provide links and information </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing – pictures/music/ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Participation - create a dialog </li></ul><ul><li>Get feedback </li></ul>
  37. 37. What would you put on MySpace? <ul><li>Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library & Evanston Public Library </li></ul>
  38. 38. Anything fun? Widgets!
  39. 39. Who has time? <ul><li>Think young! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask teens for help </li></ul><ul><li>Create a teen board to become active in these spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Already familiar with the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable sharing </li></ul>
  40. 40. Flickr & YouTube & Blogs, oh my! <ul><li>Tame the Web </li></ul><ul><li>The Shifted Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian in Black </li></ul><ul><li>Library Crunch </li></ul><ul><li>Library Bytes </li></ul>How do I keep up with it all?
  41. 41. Learning Blog at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Explore…Discover…Play
  42. 42. What else has Web 2.0 brought? <ul><li>IM-ing </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Library ELF </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Life List </li></ul>
  43. 43. Instant Messaging (IM) <ul><li>Real- time </li></ul><ul><li>Casual </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-task </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>IM-ing is a form of online communication that allows real-time interaction through a computer or hand-held device using text.
  44. 44. Reading Challenges <ul><li>Caribou’s Mom </li></ul>
  45. 45. Podcasting / Vodcasting Posting or transmitting an audio file to be downloaded and viewed/heard by other internet users
  46. 46. Library Elf <ul><li>Library Elf </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid overdues with email alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Check multiple library cards </li></ul><ul><li>Track books, DVDs, CD, videos, etc. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Library Thing & Good Reads <ul><li>Library Thing & Good Reads </li></ul>
  48. 48. So Many Books…So Little Time <ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul>
  49. 49. Life List <ul><li>43 Things </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of books to read </li></ul><ul><li>Create categories – travel, mystery, award winners </li></ul>
  50. 50. Getting Users to Participate <ul><li>Write compelling content </li></ul><ul><li>Use action-oriented titles </li></ul><ul><li>Use a conversational tone </li></ul><ul><li>Allow commenting </li></ul><ul><li>Use RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them! </li></ul>Public Libraries, November/December 2007
  51. 51. Principles of Library 2.0 <ul><li>The library is everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>The library has no barriers </li></ul><ul><li>The library invites participation </li></ul><ul><li>The library reaches out to users </li></ul><ul><li>The library is human and recognizes </li></ul><ul><li>that its users are human </li></ul><ul><li>-- Michael Stephens </li></ul>