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Reaching the Users Where They Are: Web 2.0 Tools for Libraries (Library 2.0)


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Application of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in Academic Libraries.

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Reaching the Users Where They Are: Web 2.0 Tools for Libraries (Library 2.0)

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  2. 2. ““For many, a realistic ssttaarrtt mmeeaannss “ eemmbbrraacciinngg ssoommee iinneexxppeennssiivvee,, eevveenn ffrreeee nneeww tteecchhnnoollooggiieess..”” —— CCaasseeyy aanndd SSaavvaassttiinnuukk,, LLJJ,, 99--0066 S. L. FAISAL
  3. 3. Presentation Lay out Introduction Web 2.0 Library 2.0 Web 2.0 technologies/tools Web 2.0 tools for libraries Blogs, Wikis, RSS Social Networks Social bookmarks Microblogging S. L. FAISAL
  4. 4. • Blogs, Blogger, Blogosphere • Reach and impact of Blogoshere • Blogs for libraries -applications • Library Blogs - examples • Library Blogs of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom • How to launch a blog ? • What will make your library blog a hit ? • Why a library blog? • Conclusion S. L. FAISAL
  5. 5. Library: Changing concepts S. L. FAISAL
  6. 6. Library has changed from • Store house of books to navigators/facilitators of information in myriad formats. • Closed access to open/shared environment. • Information source oriented to participatory service oriented. • Inviting user to reaching the customer. S. L. FAISAL
  7. 7. What does it mean to Librarians / Libraries ? • The information landscape has changed dramatically over the past ten years. • The WWW has had a major impact on how librarians and library users alike access information. • New media technologies have moved us from the early web 1.0 to Web 2.0. S. L. FAISAL
  8. 8. So, • In the ever changing web environment , it is critical to stay abreast of technical developments, as well as user behaviour and expectations • The new technologies create new concepts, like Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 S. L. FAISAL
  9. 9. For some, Web 2.0 is stranger than fiction! S. L. FAISAL
  10. 10. Web 2.0- origin The concept of "Web 2.0” originated at a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and Media Live International in 2004. S. L. FAISAL
  11. 11. Tim O' Reilly's definition “ Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an "architecture of participation," and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences”. S. L. FAISAL
  12. 12. Simplifying the concept • The simplest way to think about Web 2.0 is as a collection of “Web-based services— such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies [user generated classification systems]— that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users” (Wikipedia, 2007). S. L. FAISAL
  13. 13. Let's simplify it again • Web 2.0 is a second generation of services available on the web that let people collaborate and share information on-line. • The first generation web was static where as Web 2.0 is interactive. • Web 2.0 puts the "we" into "web" S. L. FAISAL
  14. 14. LIBRARY 2.0 S. L. FAISAL
  15. 15. Library 2.0 is not Rocket Science S. L. FAISAL
  16. 16. Demystifying Library 2.0 Library 2.0 is the application of interactive, collaborative, and multimedia web-based technologies to web-based library services and collections. S. L. FAISAL
  17. 17. Library 1.0 and Library 2.0 • Library 1.0 is considered as a pull model (acquire / store / lend / find) where as Library 2.0 is a push model (Acquire / store / broadcast / converse). S. L. FAISAL
  18. 18. Features of Library 2.0 • The library available everywhere, anytime • No barriers • Participatory and sharing • Flexible with regard to systems • Encouraging • Human • Aware of users’ humanity • Broad range of options • Information as conversation • Focus on finding the user • User services are core • Mission focus is outcome not output S. L. FAISAL
  19. 19. Library 1.0 Library 2.0 Focus on bringing ‘em in --> Focus on finding the user Mission focus is output --> Mission focus is outcome Monolithic applications --> Flexible, adaptive modules Information as commodity --> Information as conversation Limited service options --> Broad range of options Easy = dumb users --> Easy = smart systems Print newsletter mailed out --> Team-built blog “Read-only” catalog --> Amazon-style comments Walk-in services --> Globally available services Preorganized ILS --> User tagging Collection development --> Library suggestion box Closed stacks --> Open stacks S. L. FAISAL
  20. 20. Some websites with Library 2.0 charectoristics • Flickr • eBay • • Second Life • CiteULike • Librarything • Shelfari • Connotea • LiveJournal • MySpace • Technorati • Netflix • Diggit • Youtube S. L. FAISAL
  21. 21. School Library 2.0 • School Library 2.0 is the offshoot of these concepts which supports the existence of a more social, human, participatory and interactive experience resulting in the end user's academic achievement. S. L. FAISAL
  22. 22. Impact of Web 2.0 on Library 2.0 ? The Web 2.0 has revolutionized the way content is created and the way users access, use and contribute information. Libraries are increasingly adopting Web 2.0 technologies to design services that allow them to reach users in the virtual space that they could not reach before. This allows librarians to target a segment of users in the population who will never visit the library to use their services, no matter how hard they try. A large part of this population belongs to the generation that grew up with Internet and they are often known as the digital natives . (Foo & Ng, 2008) S. L. FAISAL
  23. 23. Web 2.0 technologies • "Web 2.0" has been used to label new web technologies that allow users to create, personalize and share information. • Examples for new web technologies are, Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, Folksonomy/Tagging, Instant Messaging(IM), Text Messaging (SMS), Podcasting,Vodcasting, Microblogging, mesh-ups,etc. S. L. FAISAL
  24. 24. Web 2.0 technologies/tools S. L. FAISAL
  25. 25. Web 2.0 tools for Libraries • Blogs • Wikis • Instant Messaging(IM) • RSS • Pod/Vod casting • Social Bookmarking • Social Networking • Microblogging (Twittering), etc S. L. FAISAL
  26. 26. Wikis Wikis S. L. FAISAL
  27. 27. Wikis • Originating from the Hawaiian term for quick, is an open shared space for collaborative content contribution and editing. • Wikis are basically web sites that anyone can edit. • Contribution to a wiki requires no HTML or programming knowledge. • Unlike protected websites, any information added to a wiki can be changed or deleted by "anyone". Example: wikipedia S. L. FAISAL
  28. 28. Wikipedia S. L. FAISAL
  29. 29. How does a wiki works ? Technically, wiki is a combination of a CGI script and a collection of plain text files that allows users to create Web pages “on the fly.” All it takes is a connection to the Internet and a Web browser. When you click a wiki page’s “Edit” link, the script sends the raw text file to your browser in an editable form, allowing you to modify the content of the page. Pressing the “Save” button sends themodified text back to the wiki server, which replaces the existing text file with your changed version for all to see. S. L. FAISAL
  30. 30. When you request a wiki page, the script gathers the corresponding text file,changes its marked-up text into HTML, turns user-selected words into hyperlinks, inserts this information into a page template, and sends the result to your browser. Simply a wiki is a Web page that can be viewed and modified by anybody with a Web browser and access to the Internet. S. L. FAISAL
  31. 31. Wikis for Libraries • LISWiki • Library Instruction Wiki • Library success: a best practices wiki • BookLovers Wiki: by Princeton Public Library (US), a book club for readers where they can post reviews on the wiki. • Free open source wiki engines available to create wikis are, MediaWiki, pbwiki, and seedwiki S. L. FAISAL
  32. 32. Book Lovers Wiki S. L. FAISAL
  33. 33. MediaWiki S. L. FAISAL
  34. 34. Seedwiki S. L. FAISAL
  35. 35. Wikibooks S. L. FAISAL
  37. 37. RSS Short for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary or RDF Site Summary. Created by an Indian, Ramanathan V. Guha. RSS is an XML format for syndicating web content. Most often used to provide snippets of information, which contain short descriptions of web content with a link to the full version of the content. Syndicated content may include event listings,new arrivals, displays, services, posts, subject guides,comments, etc S. L. FAISAL
  38. 38. RSS for Library • RSS allow librarians to publish information about the library as a syndicated feed. Library users subscribe to this feed using aggregators (also known as newsreaders, e.g.Bloglines) which groups together, collates and shows the results of RSS feeds in an easy to read format. Example Australian National University has a RSS feeds for new titles S. L. FAISAL
  39. 39. Australian National University New Titles RSS feeds S. L. FAISAL
  40. 40. ANU Library new books S. L. FAISAL
  41. 41. RSS Readers: Bloglines S. L. FAISAL
  42. 42. Google RSS Reader S. L. FAISAL
  43. 43. S. L. FAISAL
  44. 44. RSS Readers: Bloglines S. L. FAISAL
  45. 45. Google RSS Reader S. L. FAISAL
  46. 46. S. L. FAISAL
  47. 47. SSoocciiaall NNeettwwoorrkkiinngg S. L. FAISAL
  48. 48. Social Networking • Allow people to come together online around shared interests or causes. • Promotes communication, connections and communities online. Examples: Facebook, Myspace, Orkut S. L. FAISAL
  49. 49. Facebook S. L. FAISAL
  50. 50. myspace S. L. FAISAL
  51. 51. To meet the next generation.. • Today's generation uses this as their main channel of communication. • So, to meet the them at their door steps, the library can become a member of this community. S. L. FAISAL
  52. 52. Orkut S. L. FAISAL
  53. 53. Social Bookmarking SSoocciiaall BBooookkmmaarrkkiinngg S. L. FAISAL
  54. 54. Social Bookmarking Social bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and “tagging” them with keywords. Bookmarking,on the other hand, is the practice of saving the address of a Web site you wish to visit in the future on your computer. To create a collection of social bookmarks, you have to register with a social bookmarking site, which lets you store bookmarks, add tags of your choice, and designate individual bookmarks as public or private. S. L. FAISAL
  55. 55. Implications • Social bookmarking simplifies the distribution of reference lists, bibliographies,papers, and other resources among peers or students. Because social bookmarking services indicate who created each bookmark and provide access to that person’s other bookmarked resources,users can easily make social connections with other individuals interested in just about any topic. • Eg: S. L. FAISAL
  56. 56. Social bookmarking sites S. L. FAISAL
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  58. 58. Social bookmarking for libraries • The librarian can bookmark the sites those are helpful to students. • This can be integrated into the library blog and website. • It will act as an online depository of links to useful websites. S. L. FAISAL
  59. 59. Librarian's bookmarks:example S. L. FAISAL
  60. 60. Social bookmarks on librarykvpattom S. L. FAISAL
  61. 61. Folksonomy/Tagging • Folksonomy means ordinary people's classification management. • It is the practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords. • Since organizers of the information are usually its primary users, folksonomy produces more accurate results. Examples:, Flickr, CiteUlike S. L. FAISAL
  62. 62. Instant Messaging (IM) S. L. FAISAL
  63. 63. Instant Messaging (IM) • IM is a type of communication service that enable you to have realtime text-based conversation with another individual. • Both parties see each line of text right after it is typed (line-by-line). Examples for IM services Yahoo Messenger, Google talk, MSN, Meebo, Trillion S. L. FAISAL
  64. 64. Yahoo messenger S. L. FAISAL
  65. 65. meebo S. L. FAISAL
  66. 66. IM for libraries • Chat reference Reference queries are answered instantly via the IM when the librarian is online. • See how librarykvpattom did it. S. L. FAISAL
  67. 67. Text Messaging (SMS) • ShortMessage Service • Mobile to mobile Library Applications For sending reminders and information alerts(Library news). S. L. FAISAL
  68. 68. Digital Reference • Digital reference service are where patrons can communicate with library personnel via chat, SMS or e-mail/web form. It's no longer necessary to visit the library in person in order . Example Biblioteksvar (Norway) S. L. FAISAL
  69. 69. Biblioteksvar S. L. FAISAL
  70. 70. PPooddccaassttiinngg && VVooddccaassttiinngg S. L. FAISAL
  71. 71. Podcasting and Vodcasting • Podcasting is similar in nature to RSS, it allows users to subsribe to a set of audio feeds from syndicated website contents. • Eg: • Vodcasting is the online delivery of video on demand (VOD)via RSS attachments. • Eg: YouTube S. L. FAISAL
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  73. 73. YouTube S. L. FAISAL
  74. 74. Library applications • Lectures, tours, how-to-guides, book and movie reviews. • To illustrate what the library has done and to attract the community to attend future programmes. S. L. FAISAL
  75. 75. Vodcasting @KV pattom S. L. FAISAL
  76. 76. Twitter • Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. S. L. FAISAL
  77. 77. twitter S. L. FAISAL
  78. 78. Library applications • Information alert service to customers though twitter. • Information about new books, exhibitions,activities or programmes can be send to customers using twitter. S. L. FAISAL
  79. 79. librarykvpattom on twitter S. L. FAISAL
  80. 80. Blog, Blogging, Blogger Blogosphere, Biblioblogoshere Library Blogs How to launch and maintain a library Blog? S. L. FAISAL
  81. 81. History NCSA's What's New page from back in June 1993 is credited as being one of the earliest blogs. In the library sphere, Jenny Levine's Librarians' Site du Jour is considered the first original library blog. (Fichter, 2003) S. L. FAISAL
  82. 82. Defining a Blog A blog is a frequently updated website consisting of dated entries arranged in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. -Routedge Encyclopaedia of Narrative Theory,2005 S. L. FAISAL
  83. 83. Weblog to Blog • The term weblog was coined by John Barger in 1997. • The first webblogs were called "on-line diaries". • The term shortened to Blog in two years(1999). S. L. FAISAL
  84. 84. Google takes all , • Blog, the easiest way to set up a webpage on the internet was incorporated by Blogger in 1999. • Blogger was bought out by Google in 2003. • Since then a number of other companies have been specializing in blogs and blog-like products. Eg:Wordpress,Typepad,MS Spaces,Livejournal. S. L. FAISAL
  85. 85. Blogging “Blogging" is the act of creating a blog. S. L. FAISAL
  86. 86. Blogger A "blogger" is a person who maintains a blog. S. L. FAISAL
  87. 87. Barack Obama's Blog S. L. FAISAL
  88. 88. Aamir Khan's Blog S. L. FAISAL
  89. 89. Amithabh Bachhan's blog S. L. FAISAL
  90. 90. Blogosphere The Blogosphere is the collective community of all blogs. Since all blogs are on the Internet by definition, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked. S. L. FAISAL
  91. 91. Biblioblogoshere • The World of Library Blogs. S. L. FAISAL
  92. 92. How big is the Blogoshere? According to Technorati, the leading search tool and authority of blogs, as stated in its State of the Blogosphere Report 2008, there are more than133 million blogs currently in the blogosphere with a regular updation of 900,000 posts per day. S. L. FAISAL
  93. 93. Technorati , State of the Blogoshere Report, 2008 S. L. FAISAL
  94. 94. Demographics U.S. Bloggers European Bloggers Asian Bloggers (N=550) (N=350) (N=173) Male 57% 73% 73% Age 18-34 years old 42% 48% 73% 35+ 58% 52% 27% Single 26% 31% 57% Employed full-time 56% 53% 45% Household income >$75,000 51% 34% 9% College graduate 74% 67% 69% Average blogging tenure (months) 35 33 30 Median Annual Investment $80 $15 $30 Median Annual Revenue $200 $200 $120 % Blogs with advertising 52% 50% 60% Average Monthly Unique Visitors 18,000 24,000 26,000 Technorati, State of the Blogosphere Report 2008 S. L. FAISAL
  95. 95. Think it ! 73% Asian Bloggers are between the ages of 18 and 34 S. L. FAISAL
  96. 96. Challenge The future of libraries depends on how well we meet the needs of today's young adults , who are far more tech-fluent than most librarians. S. L. FAISAL
  97. 97. Opportunity • More and more library users are going digital. • Thay have been utilizing new media technologies(Blogs, wikis, IM,social networks,etc.) in their day to day life. • Librarians are in a better position who can understand and incorporate these technologies in their profession. S. L. FAISAL
  98. 98. New technologies allow libraries to provide a better service to users by offering simple access to what they want, when they want it and how they want it. S. L. FAISAL
  99. 99. Now think about Blogs again.. • Which is easy to create • Cheap (free) • Easy to maintain • Don't need any HTML skills or technical background. • Can be produced by one author or many. • Updation is possible at any time-hourly, daily, weekly or monthly. S. L. FAISAL
  100. 100. Creating a blog for your library is a free, easy and fast way for you to communicate information to your users and provide a medium for them to share their ideas or suggestions in service development. S. L. FAISAL
  101. 101. Library of Congress Blog S. L. FAISAL
  102. 102. Dalton Middle School library Blog S. L. FAISAL
  103. 103. The School Library Tiger S. L. FAISAL
  104. 104. Viking Librarian S. L. FAISAL
  105. 105. Cold Spring School Library blog S. L. FAISAL
  106. 106. Bookbreak, BHS S. L. FAISAL
  107. 107. Application of blogs in Libraries -As a library and information service -As  a feedback and an evaluation tool -As an a library interactive and information service communication medium -As a collaborative learning platform -As  a professional development tool As a feedback and evaluation tool S. L. FAISAL
  108. 108. An Indian Experience Library Blogs of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Library @ KVPattom ( LibZine ( Homeworks and Assignments Online S. L. FAISAL
  109. 109. Library Blog of KV Pattom S. L. FAISAL
  110. 110. A quick look at KV Pattom Library blog • Started in September 2007 • Platform: Wordpress • More than 2,35000 visitors till date • Current hits/day: >1700 • More than 400 comments, 250 e-mails • More than 350 posts • Enlisted in many national and international Library website/Blog directories. S. L. FAISAL
  111. 111. LibZine: The E-magazine S. L. FAISAL
  112. 112. A quick look at LibZine • Launched in January 2008. • Aims to foster the creative talents of students and teachers by giving them an opportunity to publish their works online. • More than 16,000 visitors till date. • Contains poems, short stories, articles, book reviews, paintings, cartoons, write-ups, etc • Contributions are received through • E-mail. S. L. FAISAL
  113. 113. Homeworks and Assignments Online S. L. FAISAL
  114. 114. A quick look at “Homeworksonline” • Launched in September 2008 • Aims to help the students to access their class home works online (at home). • Class and subject-wise homeworks are given. • E-mail links to all the teachers in the school. • Information about examinations and links to curriculum information sources are given. • More than 24,000 hits till date. S. L. FAISAL
  115. 115. Blogs as a library service • List of new books,periodicals or multimedia as they added to the collection. • Review new titles and link them to relevant web sites. • Readers can interact with the reviews by posting comments and opinions. • Online book discussion, links to author websites. • Promote library services and resources in order to draw people into the library. S. L. FAISAL
  116. 116. Library Blog of KV Pattom S. L. FAISAL
  117. 117. S. L. FAISAL
  118. 118. About the Library S. L. FAISAL
  119. 119. Message S. L. FAISAL
  120. 120. New Arrivals S. L. FAISAL
  121. 121. Books of the month S. L. FAISAL
  122. 122. Categories and Web directory S. L. FAISAL
  123. 123. A video on Library S. L. FAISAL
  124. 124. Blogs as an information service Using blogs as a library promotional tool to inform clients of changes and additions to library services and collections, and of news and current events. S. L. FAISAL
  125. 125. Events in the Library S. L. FAISAL
  126. 126. F.A.Q S. L. FAISAL
  127. 127. Book reviews S. L. FAISAL
  128. 128. Author of the Week S. L. FAISAL
  129. 129. Book of the Week S. L. FAISAL
  130. 130. Exhibitions and Displays S. L. FAISAL
  131. 131. Quiz S. L. FAISAL
  132. 132. Monthly Library Report S. L. FAISAL
  133. 133. Career corner S. L. FAISAL
  134. 134. Ask the Librarian S. L. FAISAL
  135. 135. A slide show on Library S. L. FAISAL
  136. 136. Library Bulletin S. L. FAISAL
  137. 137. More.. • School Library Media Programme • Online catalogue • Library Statistics • Library Resources • “Download” section with e-books, question papers, study materials, syllabi, etc. • Website of the week • Online web evaluation tools • Literary videos, Fan clubs,Reader's Club • Library jokes, cartoons, etc S. L. FAISAL
  138. 138. LibZine: poems S. L. FAISAL
  139. 139. LibZine: Book reviews S. L. FAISAL
  140. 140. Blogs as a feedback and an evaluation tool • Blogs encourage valuable feedback from readers via the comments link. • The users can provide information about the library experiences and guide librarians to improve the future of the library. • Polls can be conducted. • Feedback from the users by asking questions in a space they feel safe enough to express themselves. S. L. FAISAL
  141. 141. Comments from visitors to the blog S. L. FAISAL
  142. 142. Comments may be questions, suggestions or wishes S. L. FAISAL
  143. 143. Librarian can respond to a comment S. L. FAISAL
  144. 144. E-mails from the visitors S. L. FAISAL
  145. 145. E-mail may be reference questions or asking links to sources S. L. FAISAL
  146. 146. Online Poll S. L. FAISAL
  147. 147. Poll may be on a particular topic or about a library service S. L. FAISAL
  148. 148. Blog statistics: to analyse the effectiveness of the blog S. L. FAISAL
  149. 149. Blogs as interactive communication media • Blogs open-up channels for real-time or instant interactions between the librarian and the user. • Instant messaging (IM) software (eg. Meebo) helps to start a chat reference service. • E-mail reference and comment responses also enrich the librarian-user interaction. S. L. FAISAL
  150. 150. Chat reference S. L. FAISAL
  151. 151. Responses from the Librarian S. L. FAISAL
  152. 152. Blogs as a collaborative learning tool • Blogs can be used for collaborative class works and online learning. • Students can freely interacts with the teachers at their own space and time and clear doubts. • Participatory and collaborative learning improve the academic achivement of the students. S. L. FAISAL
  153. 153. Online homeworks S. L. FAISAL
  154. 154. Class and subject-wise homeworks S. L. FAISAL
  155. 155. E-mail links to teachers S. L. FAISAL
  156. 156. Blogs as a professional awareness tool • Used as current awareness and professional aids. • Helps librarians to to stay ahead of changes in technology and in the library profession. Examples: webjunction, librarystuff,researchbuzz S. L. FAISAL
  157. 157. Librarian in black S. L. FAISAL
  158. 158. The shifted librarian S. L. FAISAL
  159. 159. Phil Bradley's weblog S. L. FAISAL
  160. 160. S. L. FAISAL
  161. 161. LibraryNext S. L. FAISAL
  162. 162. School Library Learning 2.0 S. L. FAISAL
  163. 163. Kendriya Vidyalaya Library Blog Directory S. L. FAISAL
  164. 164. What will make your library blog a hit ? The success of a library blog depends on many factors. They are, Regular updation: the heart of the matter Compact and concise posts: go with relevance and readability User friendly and attractive design: template selection is important Live links: check it regularly S. L. FAISAL
  165. 165. Intelligent tagging of the contents: attracts search engines Reply comments and e-mails: instantly if needed Connect to other blogs and websites: link from your institution's website is a must Awareness of the existence of the blog: publicize it at any cost S. L. FAISAL
  166. 166. How to start a Blog? • The main blogging programmes are Blogger (free) Wordpress(free and paid versions) Livejournal(free and paid) Typepad(trial and paid) To learn about blogs is to dive in and start one. S. L. FAISAL
  167. 167. Blogger S. L. FAISAL
  168. 168. Wordpress S. L. FAISAL
  169. 169. TypePad S. L. FAISAL
  170. 170. LiveJournal S. L. FAISAL
  171. 171. Blog search engines S. L. FAISAL
  172. 172. Technorati S. L. FAISAL
  173. 173. blogScope S. L. FAISAL
  174. 174. ICEROCKET S. L. FAISAL
  175. 175. Blog Search Engine S. L. FAISAL
  176. 176. Why a Library blog ? • Cheap or free to produce; • do not require proprietary software to be installed; • do not require specialist computer skills; • content can be updated and disseminated easily; • readers can get instant notification of new posts using RSS; and • comments can be posted by anyone, producing a dialogue between readers and writers. S. L. FAISAL
  177. 177. Let's conclude.. Web 2.0 provides the platform on which a library can pursue for its excellence by effectively utilizing these technologies. The application of blogs and other new media tools helps the library professional to serve the stake holders better and re construct his/ her image as a well equipped, pro active, conversant and human entity. S. L. FAISAL
  178. 178. The new era libraries are the centres of interactive communication and collaborative learning where the users create content. The new technologies should be harnessed relentlessly for the betterment of the users and to reach them where they are. The future of libraries lies there. S. L. FAISAL
  179. 179. A Librarian's 2.0 Manifesto S. L. FAISAL
  180. 180. Urls of the blogs referred • • • • • • • • S. L. FAISAL
  181. 181. • • • • • • • • S. L. FAISAL
  182. 182. Reference Atwar-Singer, Meg & Sherril, Kate (2007), Social software, Web 2.0, Library 2.0 & You: A practical guide for using technology @ your library, Indiana Librarian, 26(3). Boyd, D.M., & Ellison, N.B.(2007), Social Network sites: Definition, History and Scholorship, Computer Mediated Communication, 13(1), p.210-230. Cohen, S.(2003), Keeping current: Advanced internet strategies to meet librarian and patron needs, Chicago , American Library Association. Fichter, Darlene (2003), Why and how to use blogs to promote your library's services,Marketing LibraryServices, Foo, Schubert & Ng, Judy (2008), Library 2.0, Libraries and Library School, Fox, Megan (2007), New Technologies in Libraries . S. L. FAISAL
  183. 183. Harris, C.(2005), School Library 2.0: say good-bye to your mother's school library. School Library Journal, O'Dochartaigh, Niall(2007), Internet Research skills, London, Sage O’Reilly, T. (2005), Web 2.0: Compact definition. Maness, J. M.(2006), Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and its implication for libraries. Nslund, Jo-Anne & Giustini, Dean (2008), Towards School Library 2.0: An intoduction to Social software tools for teacher librarians, School Libraries Worldwide,14(2), 55-67. Solomon, G., & Schrum L. (2007), Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools. Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education. Technorati, State of the Blogosphere 2008 Report, (accessed on 02/01/2009). S. L. FAISAL
  184. 184. Author S.L.Faisal Mob: 09447699724 S. L. FAISAL
  185. 185. So, Be a part of School Library 2.0 and reposition yourself. THANK YOU S. L. FAISAL