Web 2.0

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Web 2.0

  1. 1. WEB 2.0 : TRANSFORMING LIBRARIES TO LIBRARY 2.0 Prof. Preeti Mahajan Gautam Bahl Deptt. of Library & Inf. Science, Asstt. Librarian Panjab University, Chandigarh A.C.Joshi Library, e-mail:ipreeti2001@yahoo.com Panjab University, Chandigarh e-mail:gautam.bahl@pu.ac.in
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Some Observations on Emerging Web Technologies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are collaborative, interactive and dynamic in nature. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The line between the creation and consumption of content has blurred. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web is evolving into a more interactive, multi-media driven technological space being termed as Web 2.0. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0, essentially, is not a web of textual publication, but a web of interactive communication. “Web 2.0” was reportedly first conceptualized and made popular by Tim O'Reilly and Dale Dougherty of O'Reilly Media in 2004 . </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. COMPONENTS OF WEB2.0 <ul><li>Web 2.0 encompasses any type of new content creation technologies such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Video Sharing, Photo Sharing, Web Page Creation, Social Book Marking, Cell Phones, I-pods and o ther t echnologies t hat w ill b e i nvented in future. </li></ul>
  4. 4. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES <ul><li>BLOGS: blog is short for web log. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a communication tool. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a continuous feedback tool. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a professional awareness tool for the staff. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES <ul><li>WIKIS: originating from the Hawaiian term for quick, is an open shared space for collaborative content contribution and editing. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki as a service can provide a platform for social interaction amongst librarians as well as patrons. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis support multi-media environment, thus making it a potential virtual multimedia room for the library. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES <ul><li>RSS FEEDS : RSS is a piece of XML coding which stands for rich site summary or really simple syndication. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds can be incorporated into library catalogues and journal databases to inform users of new publications acquired, news and latest events about the library. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES <ul><li>INSTANT MESSAGING: Instant messaging allows online, real time communication between two or more people using typed text sent via computers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used as a powerful tool for bringing reference service to the desktop of its patrons. This service is designed to provide: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brief answers to factual questions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest appropriate sources and research strategies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help with remote access and library policy issues. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 12. APPLICATION OF WEB 2.0 FOR LIBRARIES <ul><li>PODCASTS AND VODCASTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used as training tools for awareness and effective use of library’s online resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide updates about the library collection and services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To preserve and disseminate recordings of important events, presentations, lectures etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide a virtual tour of library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used as an effective tool for marketing of library products and services. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 14. WEB 2.0 :TRANSFORMING LIBRARIES TO LIBRARY 2.0 <ul><li>The implications of the web 2.0 are enormous. </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries can innovatively use these technologies to outreach its clients and potential clients . </li></ul><ul><li>The applications of Web 2.0 technologies to library services and collections are being broadly termed as Library 2.0. </li></ul>
  10. 15. CONCLUSION <ul><li>The use of Web 2.0 technologies is going to change service delivery of libraries in near future. </li></ul><ul><li>The library's digital collection is going to change, becoming interactive and easily accessible. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies and the theory of Library 2.0 help libraries in focusing on information literacy and easy access. </li></ul><ul><li>The Library 2.0 approach allows libraries to better serve the existing patrons and to reach out to the potential users. </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Thank You. </li></ul>

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