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From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 in the engineering information world - yesterday, today and tomorrow Paul A S Needham Electronic I...
Outline <ul><li>Engineering information sources </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering information users </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 ...
Engineering information sources <ul><li>Formal information sources are important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed journ...
Engineering information users <ul><li>Academic sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding to the store of human knowledge </li></...
Web 1.0 <ul><li>Formerly known as “The Web” </li></ul><ul><li>Largely static </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic delivery </li><...
Web 2.0 <ul><li>Not so much a technology as a concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative ...
Web 2.0 applications <ul><li>Types of application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></...
Reconciliation <ul><li>How to satisfy the need for peer-reviewed/validated information with the Web 2.0 free-for-all </li>...
20 th  Century MAGIC <ul><li>MAGiC was ahead of its time! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>aimed to establish a new  collaborative  s...
21 st  Century MAGiC <ul><li>Now we have the technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish an engineering grey literature Wik...
AERADE <ul><li>20 th  Century AERADE ( http:// aerade.cranfield.ac.uk / )  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AERADE provides access to...
WikiAERADE <ul><li>At the moment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re just playing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking about how we...
Timeline <ul><li>‘Timeline’ is a tool similar to Google maps </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to visualise time-based events </li><...
Researcher Timelines <ul><li>Cranfield QUEprints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Repository (IR) </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
The beginning… <ul><li>We’ve seen sketches of the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which can embrace the past </li></ul></ul><...
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A look at the themes and resources explored in the morning session and demonstration of how web 2.0 principles and technologies will change the way these are presented and used in the future, and how these fit with the information needs and behaviours of engineering information users

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  1. 1. From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 in the engineering information world - yesterday, today and tomorrow Paul A S Needham Electronic Information Specialist ( paul.needham11@btinternet.com) Kings Norton Library, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire. MK43 0AL
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Engineering information sources </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering information users </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Reconciliation </li></ul><ul><li>20 th Century MAGiC </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century MAGiC </li></ul><ul><li>AERADE </li></ul><ul><li>WikiAERADE </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher timelines </li></ul><ul><li>The beginning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Engineering information sources <ul><li>Formal information sources are important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Validated data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Datasets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Informal information sources are important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grey Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-prints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking to colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Validated by experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keeping up to date sources are important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formally and informally </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Engineering information users <ul><li>Academic sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding to the store of human knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputations depend on number and quality of papers published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal sources over informal sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industrial sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing workable solutions to stated problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputations depend contributing to company profits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal sources over formal sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These are generalisations! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is overlap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, confirmed by the MAGiC Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funded by the BL and RSLP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering grey literature – technical reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prototype National Reports Catalogue </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Web 1.0 <ul><li>Formerly known as “The Web” </li></ul><ul><li>Largely static </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Silos </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wisdom delivered to a passive audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>this tends to suit employers, corporations ... And librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There’s a lot of garbage about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caveat emptor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Web is out there </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to go to the mountain </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Not so much a technology as a concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bizarrely named applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It’s at odds with the requirement for formal information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t sit easily with employers, corporations … and librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But these characteristics suit some information seeking behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There’s still a lot of garbage about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caveat emptor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is in here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The mountain comes to you </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Web 2.0 applications <ul><li>Types of application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts (and Vodcasts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications by company or product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eBay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Reconciliation <ul><li>How to satisfy the need for peer-reviewed/validated information with the Web 2.0 free-for-all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It doesn’t have to be a free-for-all </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizendium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editors and contributors have to identify themselves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Taking this idea further </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Web 2.0 concepts and technologies in a “grown-up” way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retain the collaborative, participative, community-based nature of Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start to impose a degree of control and validation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAGiC Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AERADE </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 20 th Century MAGIC <ul><li>MAGiC was ahead of its time! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>aimed to establish a new collaborative system for the collection, storage and use of engineering grey literature. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important to the successful creation of the National Reports Catalogue is the formation of a core community of participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability with disparate systems and services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We knew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise and knowledge locked in the heads of engineers in the engineering community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We could bring resources together in a catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but we couldn’t put them in context to gain a full and rich understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In reality the concepts and technologies weren’t available to support the ideas we had </li></ul><ul><li>But now, thanks to Web 2.0, they are! </li></ul>
  10. 10. 21 st Century MAGiC <ul><li>Now we have the technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish an engineering grey literature Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, not to all and sundry, but to expert participants in the engineering community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By invitation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By request </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlock the expertise and knowledge locked in the heads of engineers in the engineering community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate the Wiki with a National Reports Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed other Web 2.0 applications like Google-maps, Timeline and Gabbly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a rich environment which improves access to the resources and puts them in their context </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The people, concepts and technologies are available – let’s use them! </li></ul>
  11. 11. AERADE <ul><li>20 th Century AERADE ( http:// aerade.cranfield.ac.uk / ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AERADE provides access to key aerospace and defence information sources created worldwide. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our team of specialists at Cranfield University add resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 30,000 quality and essential Internet resources including Web sites, databases, technical reports, engineering design data, conferences and news. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21 st Century AERADE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish an aerospace and defence Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, not to all and sundry, but to expert participants in the aerospace and defence community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By invitation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By request </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlock the expertise and knowledge locked in the heads of users in the aerospace & defence community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate the Wiki with the AERADE resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed other Web 2.0 applications like Google-maps, Timeline and Gabbly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a rich environment which improves access to the resources and puts them in their context </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The people, concepts and technologies are available – let’s use them! </li></ul>
  12. 12. WikiAERADE <ul><li>At the moment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re just playing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking about how we can use this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trialling the concept with friendly and trusted experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still trying to come up with a decent name </li></ul></ul>http://aerade.cranfield.ac.uk/wiki/
  13. 13. Timeline <ul><li>‘Timeline’ is a tool similar to Google maps </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to visualise time-based events </li></ul><ul><li>http://simile.mit.edu/timeline/examples/monet/monet.html </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine this applied to DSTL and its predecessors </li></ul><ul><li>Or the Aeronautical Research Council </li></ul>
  14. 14. Researcher Timelines <ul><li>Cranfield QUEprints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Repository (IR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conference papers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Theses and dissertations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Populating IRs is a problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not so much about papers as people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Researcher pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography and bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links between the IR and the researcher pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Researcher Timelime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be populated automatically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds, web services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next step is link to link the authors in IR back to their pages </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The beginning… <ul><li>We’ve seen sketches of the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which can embrace the past </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We need to let go of control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But not let things get out of control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Involve and engage our communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to trust our users (up to a point) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make use of the new technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And don’t be afraid to have fun! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>
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