Web2.0 for Childrens Roundtable

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Presentation from June 2007 Children's Librarian Roundtable in Connecticut (at Fairfield Public Library)

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Web2.0 for Childrens Roundtable

  1. 1. Web2.0 Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking Sites How can they help the Children’s Roundtable members share information?
  2. 2. Blogs <ul><li>What’s a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>A blog (short for web log ) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and displayed in reverse chronological order. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wikis <ul><li>What’s a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Power of Blogs & Wikis <ul><li>Easy online content creation (no html required) </li></ul><ul><li>Free hosting – costs nothing to setup a blog or wiki in many cases </li></ul><ul><li>Usually very easy initial setup </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed output (so others can easily subscribe to the latest additions to the blog or wiki; can subscribe via email; can subscribe via RSS feed aggregator) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Use a Blog vs. Wiki? <ul><li>Blogs are designed to be regularly updated </li></ul><ul><li>Entries are chronologically ordered (most recent post appears at the top of the blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs may be authored by a single person or a group of authors; commenting may be open to everyone, if desired </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are designed to be subject-based; topical </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are collaborative – they may have many authors, may even be open for all people to contribute to them; they may have “discussion options” </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other options: Social Networking <ul><li>Ning.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources & Examples <ul><li>Blogs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locally hosted options (e.g., open source software like Wordpress run on your own web server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stikipad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jotspot (Watch this one – has been acquired by Google; had some high-level functionality already) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locally hosted options (e.g., open source software like MediaWiki run on your own web server) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki Matrix comparison tool ( http://www.wikimatrix.org/ ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples <ul><li>Blogs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSL Blog Workshop , Library WebHead (Blogger) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] (Wordpress) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSL Blogshop (Wikispaces) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLTech (PBWiki) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love Your Library (Stikipad) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning ( Library2.0 group) </li></ul>

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