Campbell at the National Library Australia


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Web 2.0 and the NLA (Debbie Campbell, Director, Collaborative Services, NLA)

This presentation provides an overview of the impact of Web 2.0 on the National Library of Australia's discovery services. The National Library has recognised that changes in service delivery are required for library services to be available in personal online environments. Consequently, in its Strategic Directions' statement 2006-2008, the National Library included an objective "to ensure [its] relevance in a rapidly changing world, participate in new online communities and enhance [its] visibility". One of the activities embarked on to achieve this objective was the provision of innovative online ‘spaces’ for Library patrons to interact with us and among themselves, and how this has been achieved will be discussed in relation to the National Library's premier discovery services, Libraries Australia, Picture Australia and Music Australia. [ppt presentation, 7MB] [audio - Cathro + Campbell - mp3, 48MB]

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Campbell at the National Library Australia

  1. 1. Tag: 2007CSUweb2.0 Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Australia License Debbie Campbell Director, Collaborative Services
  2. 2. <> “ Our major undertaking in 2006–2008 will be to enhance learning and knowledge creation by further simplifying and integrating services that allow our users to find and get material, and by establishing new ways of collecting, sharing, recording, disseminating and preserving knowledge. to ensure our relevance in a rapidly changing world, participate in new online communities and enhance our visibility, we will …..” < >
  3. 3. In 2007: 17.5m bib records in 42m locations with links for 700K digital items; 816K records in non-Roman scripts, 4.9m records for non-English language materials.
  4. 4. As a Libraries Australia patron, I can <ul><li>save my queries </li></ul><ul><li>save my search results </li></ul><ul><li>specify a default search screen </li></ul><ul><li>customise default databases </li></ul><ul><li>choose three libraries as mine </li></ul><ul><li>request an interlibrary loan (but fees may apply) </li></ul><ul><li>create alerts </li></ul><ul><li><> </li></ul>
  5. 5. As a Libraries Australia patron, I can also Source: Dempsey, L, OSU Library 2.0 Conference 14 June 2007 The Network Reconfigures Discovery: The Importance of Disclosure < > D2D
  6. 6. As a Libraries Australia patron, I can also
  7. 7. Starting an information search <ul><li>Only 2% of college students start their search at a library Web site. </li></ul>Respondents were asked to indicate, from a list of 16 electronic resources, which they typically use to begin an information search. Among total respondents, 84% of information searches begin with a search engine and 1% begin at a library Web site. College Students Source: Dempsey, L, OSU Library 2.0 Conference 14 June 2007 The Network Reconfigures Discovery: The Importance of Disclosure < >
  8. 8. Data syndication
  9. 9. Data syndication
  10. 10. Data syndication
  11. 11. Plug-in #1 <>
  12. 12. Plug-in #2 <>
  13. 14. Music Australia 2.0 (2007) <ul><li>rapid and volatile music industry </li></ul><ul><li>copyright barriers to contemporary music </li></ul><ul><li>e-commerce technology </li></ul><ul><li>behaviour: use of Google Analytics </li></ul>Robyn Holmes, Curator of Music & Kaye McIntyre <>
  14. 15. Music Australia site use <>
  15. 16. Music Australia searching 2006-07 <>
  16. 17. Music Australia: new UI design & navigation <>
  17. 18. Direct access to digital music, cover art & artist details <>
  18. 19. Ability to navigate between album & tracks <>
  19. 20. Purchase of digital downloads < > <>
  20. 21. Picture Australia 2007 <ul><li>Picture Australia Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Re-Picture Australia </li></ul>Basil Dewhurst, Fiona Hooton & Lucy Carson <>
  21. 22. Picture Australia Overview <ul><li>Currently 1.4 million image records (September 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>49 Contributors / 106 Collections </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006-2007: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New image records: 178,642 (13% increase) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including from Flickr: 15,128 photographs </li></ul></ul>Title: Mug shot of 'Ah Num' and 'Ah Tom', ca 1930, Central Police Station, Sydney. Creator: New South Wales. Police Dept. Drugs Bureau. Contributor: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales =31031
  22. 23. Picture Australia Redesign
  23. 24. Flickr Collaboration <ul><li>People, Places and Events </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>established January 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23,569 image records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>837 members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ourtown </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>established March 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,209 images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>155 members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ social tagging’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ annotation’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 25. <> <>
  25. 26. unknown photographer Wombat Hill, Daylesford State Library of Victoria <> gervo1865_2 Wombat Hill, Daylesford Flickr 2006
  26. 27. Paul Hogan on bridge 1971 by carnemolla169's Macquarie street barristers 1968 by carnemolla169's
  27. 28. <ul><li>Seeding Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>< </li></ul><ul><li>photos/13145591@N06/> </li></ul>Monkeys ride on the backs of greyhounds… < > <> in blogs
  28. 29. Re-Picture Australia: mash-up <> <>
  29. 30. Continuing web 2.0 <>
  30. 31. National Library 2.0 <ul><li>Cultural institutions and Web 2.0: </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Internet technology CRC </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>How creativity is being strangled by the law: </li></ul><ul><li>Larry Lessig </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When Educational Resources are Open: </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Breck </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Next Generation Library Systems: </li></ul><ul><li>John Wilkin </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  31. 32. Library 2.0 ? <ul><li>“ Letting your data connect to other people's data is a bit about letting go in that sense. It is still not about giving to people data which they don't have a right to. It is about letting it be connected to data from peer sites. It is about letting it be joined to data from other applications. It is about getting excited about connections, rather than nervous.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Berners-Lee <> </li></ul>