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  • Part 1 - Historical perspective Part II - Management of the 21 st Century Library: Collections, Staff and Services Part III - Innovative Services Part IV - Integration and Impact of Information Technology on Library Services Part V - Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing in the 21st Century Part VI - Education and Training of Library Users Part VII – Distance Education Part VIII - Caribbean Librarians
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    1. 1. Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis Nova Southeastern University ACURIL Conference, Guadeloupe June 3, 2009
    2. 2. Avatar Carcy Car ibbean Cy brarian
    3. 3. What we will cover today … <ul><li>Trends… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>External Environment – Internet/Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Environment - Library 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library Collections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library Users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Environment – Librarian 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Sustainable Libraries Using Web 2.0 Technologies - Some Select Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caribbean Libraries in a Web 2.0 Environment  </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Rapid growth in users and traffic on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>72% of American adults use the Internet daily. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send or read e-mail  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a search engine to find information   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get news  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for information on a hobby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source (Pew Report 2009) </li></ul></ul>No. of Internet users worldwide 6,710,029,070 (March 31, 2009)
    5. 6. Increased growth of sophisticated search engines and Internet-accessible Ask-A-Services <ul><li>College students first choice Web resources for most of their assignments are search engines (such as Google), Web portals (such as MSN, AOL or Yahoo). In fact, nearly 80 % use search engines for every assignment. </li></ul>Google handles 235 million searches per day (2008)
    6. 7. Information viewed as an economic resource and the Internet is the information resource of choice. <ul><li>“ The basic economic resource is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labor.  It is and will be knowledge.” </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Drucker, 1995 (Management Consultant) </li></ul>
    7. 9. How many Web 2.0 logos do you recognize? • < 5 • 6 - 20 • 21 - 35 • > 35
    8. 10. <ul><li>Web 2.0 , a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media in 2004, refers to a perceived second-generation of Web-based services such as - social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies - that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 11. Web 2.0 Examples <ul><li>User comments, ratings, summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts, vodcasts citation services </li></ul><ul><li>Community photo sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Community book services (publishing) </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming audio and video </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>User tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomies </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social network sites </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on convenience, personalization, collaboration sharing </li></ul></ul>
    10. 12. Shared pictures Shared videos Shared news/podcasts Shared knowledge Shared bookmarks Shared projects Shared ‘you’ Shared library Shared virtual life
    11. 13. Introduction of the read/write web Interactive two-way web Built on principle of breaking down barriers librarians placed on services Everyday folks with Internet access can create and edit stuff Web 1.0 - place to go & get Web 2.0 - place to be & do What library experts are saying about Web 2.0 A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0 – Video presentation
    12. 15. The goal of Library 2.0 is to bring the library closer to the user <ul><li>Library 2.0 - using Web 2.0 tools to deliver library services </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace/Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul>
    13. 16. . php Library 1.0 Library 2.0 Read-only catalog Catalog with user tags, comments, reviews (like Print newsletter Team built Library blog with RSS feed Library instruction Intuitive services Walk in patron Go to users (IM, podcasts on Ipod, cell phone) ILS is core operation User services are core
    14. 17. <ul><li>Library collections now include a mix of traditional materials (printed books, serials, audio-visual) and emerging formats (e-books, e-serials, e-newspapers, e-dissertations, Internet resources, digital objects, playaways, streaming audio & video). </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalogs are integrating access to all materials through next -generation Online Public Access Catalogs. </li></ul>
    15. 18. OCLC report Online Catalogs: What Users and Librarians Want (Calhoun & Cellentani, 2009) <ul><li>Direct links to online content – text and media formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluative content - summaries/abstracts, tables of contents and excerpts. </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant search results. </li></ul><ul><li>Item and availability information </li></ul><ul><li>Simple keyword search with an advanced, guided search option. </li></ul>
    16. 19. Catalog with Web 2.0 features
    17. 20. <ul><li>Add tag or keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Write a review </li></ul><ul><li>Rate (up to 5 stars) </li></ul>Automatic citation using APA, MLA, Chicago Preview full text in Google Book search
    18. 21. G o o gl e Book Search
    19. 23. National Library Building Port of Spain, Trinidad
    20. 24. Virtual Library 2.0 offering library services to avatars who live and work in the 3D virtual space - Second Life
    21. 26. Reaching more users Getting information into the hands of users wherever they are by using whatever best tools are available Allow our customers to tailor our services to meet their needs What library experts are saying about Library 2.0 Crafting websites which will meet the long-tail/unique needs of our users A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0 Video presentation The library is everywhere The library has no barriers The library invites participation, Interactivity, sharing Emphasis on ease of use
    22. 27. 21st Century Library User- User 2.0
    23. 28. <ul><li>Information-addicted, eager for quick access to current and, in many instances, personalized electronic information. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly self-sufficient, navigating resources making choices with no expert guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly satisfied with the quality of information they find on the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefers online library resources versus print resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming/Virtual world. </li></ul>Today’s average college grads have spent less than 5,000 hours of their lives reading, but over 10,000 hours playing video games.&quot;
    24. 29. <ul><li>Format agnostic (accustomed to content without containers). </li></ul><ul><li>While content is desired, context adds intellectual value to content (Amazon’s A9). </li></ul><ul><li>Obsessed with e-mails, instant messaging, Blogs, Wikis, Gaming, Online shopping. </li></ul><ul><li>Completely wired & multi-tasking (Laptops, PDAs, Cell phones, Smart phones, MP3 players, Ipods). </li></ul><ul><li>Expects 24/7 access to library (physical and virtual). </li></ul>200 million users on Facebook (April 2009)
    25. 30. Librarian 2.0 - the Guru of information ... Stephen Abram, Vice President of Innovation SirsiDynix
    26. 31. Librarian 2.0 Profile <ul><li>Strives to understand the power of Web 2.0 opportunities; </li></ul><ul><li>Learns the major tools of Web 2.0, and Library 2.0; </li></ul><ul><li>Does not shy away from nontraditional cataloguing and classification and chooses tagging, tag clouds, folksonomies, and user-driven content descriptions and classification where appropriate; </li></ul><ul><li>Sees the potential in using sources such as the Google Book Search, and; </li></ul><ul><li>Connects with everyone using their communication mode of choice : telephone, Skype, instant messaging (IM), short message service (SMS), texting, e-mail, and virtual reference. </li></ul>
    27. 32. Job description Wayne State University – Feb. 2006 Emerging roles and responsibilities
    28. 34. <ul><li>Second Life Librarians </li></ul>
    29. 35. Change in nomenclature to reflect changing roles and responsibilities   <ul><li>Cybrarian </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Technology Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Despite emerging roles and name changes the core role of librarians of providing and enhancing access to resources remains relevant and critical .   </li></ul>
    30. 37. Web 2.0 Technologies in Libraries- Benefits <ul><li>Proactive services . Library patrons are already using tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, podcasts (in Apple iTunes), videos (in YouTube), photo sharing on Flickr, instant messaging via Meebo and Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved communications (internal and external). Social networking tools not only improve a library’s communication with its patrons but they also improve internal communication and knowledge sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate implementation. Putting content on the Web is no longer the exclusive right for experts with knowledge of HTML and web programming languages, anyone can add online content. All you need is access to a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Survival . Librarians must get on board the Web 2.0 wave. If they hesitate, other rival information services will do the job for them. </li></ul>
    31. 38. Alvin Sherman Library on Facebook - Facebook has 200 million users (April 2009)
    32. 39. Alvin Sherman Library on Twitter Twitter has 6 million registered users (April 2009)
    33. 40. Alvin Sherman Library Virtual Reference Service
    34. 41. Alvin Sherman Library Mobile Website
    35. 42. Alvin Sherman Library RSS Feeds for New Materials
    36. 44. 21st Century Caribbean Libraries: Sustainable? <ul><li>Caribbean libraries are surviving the challenges of technological changes, embracing opportunities to provide enhanced and innovative services which are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant to and reach diverse communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasize the library’s role as centers for life-long learning and self-development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underscore the social responsibilities of libraries in bridging cultural gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publicize libraries as enablers, providing information for making decisions and policies </li></ul></ul>
    37. 45. 25 Chapters: “… document the state of Caribbean libraries in the 21st century by examining the responses of these institutions to the changes, challenges, and choices in an increasingly electronic and virtual information environment”… Book Introduction
    38. 49. My wiki My Blog
    39. 50. Faith Johnson Blog and Twitter
    40. 51. <ul><li>Digital Collections: </li></ul><ul><li>Diaries of Sir William Young </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Williams Memorial Collection </li></ul><ul><li>The Colonial Bank Correspondence </li></ul><ul><li>The Hochoys </li></ul>Main Library UWI St. Augustine
    41. 52. <ul><li>dLOC is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean that provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Archive of Haiti </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caribbean Community Secretariat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>La Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library of Jamaica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    42. 53.   <ul><li>Learning about Web 2.0 technology </li></ul><ul><li>Using Web 2.0 tools to enhance access to resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Using Web 2.0 tools to continue to deliver innovative services to our users. </li></ul>
    43. 54. <ul><li>Student asks your assistance in opening a Facebook account. </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty request to create an RSS feed to Table of Contents for psychology journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Patron (mom) wants to post pictures of her daughter’s graduation on Flickr. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Director asks you to maintain library’s blog. </li></ul>
    44. 55. Taking advantage of Web 2.0 tools and resources available electronically  by completing the Learning 2.0 program <ul><li>23 Learning 2.0 Things </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 1: Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 2: Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 3: Photos & Images </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 5: Play Week </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 7: Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 8: Online Applications & Tools </li></ul><ul><li>• Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    45. 56. Commitment to Continuing Education (Formal & Informal)  Conducting research and publishing results Become an advocate for the profession. Market the value of Web 2.0 , Library 2.0 to decision makers. Become actively, and in some instances, brazenly involved in Integrated Library System (ILS) design and usability studies. Continue the cooperation and collaboration among the global community of information professionals. Commitment to develop desired Professional and Personal Competencies
    46. 57. Questions <ul><li>Ask me now or later. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Send a comment/question to my blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>View the presentation on my wiki at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>