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Web 2.0? Library 2.0?. How Libraries Are Using New Web Tools Mary Page March 7, 2007. Web 2.0. Second generation web services Emphasis on collaboration and sharing Social networking: blogs, wikis, tagging Leverages “wisdom of the crowd”. Web 1.0Web 2.0. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Web 2.0? Library 2.0?How Libraries Are Using New Web Tools

    Mary PageMarch 7, 2007

  • Web 2.0Second generation web services

    Emphasis on collaboration and sharing

    Social networking: blogs, wikis, tagging

    Leverages wisdom of the crowd

  • Web 1.0Web 2.0

    DoubleClick Google AdSenseMP3 (pre-IPod)IPodsBritannica Online WikipediaPersonal websites BlogsDocumentationWikisDirectories (taxonomy) Tags ("folksonomy")Stickiness Syndication


  • Web 2.0 is

    A full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users.

    Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.

    People are in fact kind of a killer app. Tim OReilly


  • Library 2.0Web 2.0 tools to deliver library services



    RSS FeedsSocial Bookmarks

  • MySpaceOnline community

    Communities within MySpace community

    Chat, share pictures, videos, etc.

  • RSS FeedsReally Simple SyndicationUsers subscribe to blogsLinks appear when new content is postedBloglines, Google Reader, etc.

  • Del.icio.usSocial bookmarking Store and shareAccess from anywhereShare with people with similar interestsOrganize with TAGS - your own keywordshttp://del.icio.us/

  • PennTagsLike del.icio.us, but within Penn community

    Can tag subjects, projects, websites Create projects

    RSS feeds from specific tagshttp://tags.library.upenn.edu/

  • LibraryThing.com

    Personal libraries (d-i-y cataloging)Social networking

    Library UsesCD tool Whats PopularBook Reviews Foreign Languages (LibraryThing.it, .de, .fr)

  • Library 1.0Library 2.0Read-only catalog User tags, comments, reviews (think Amazon)Print newsletter Library blog with RSS feedLibrary instructionIntuitive servicesBring them in Go to them


  • Web 2.0 & Library 2.0The path of least resistance saves time

    The user is not remote

    You are your website

    Perpetual beta is perfect

  • The Five Laws of Library Science Books are for use. Every person his or her book.Every book its reader.Save the time of the reader.The library is a growing organism.1931

    Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (1892-1972)(Remember these?)

    Why am I doing this? Publisher group. Present what I found. Refers to services that are interactive.

    Wisdom of the crowd, I.e., people are part of the content. Doubleclick, spyware controversy. Google AdSense, unobtrusive little ads, in context

    MP3 - you and your MP3 player. Manually organized folders. IPods and Itunes are a community. Create music lists and share, download lists from others.

    Britannica Online - fixed, static. Wikipedia, ongoing evolutionPersonal Websites - all about me. Blogs allow comments, interaction, sharing. Syndication.Documentation, again fixed, static. Wikis constantly evolve, user community contributes and sharesDirectories - LCSH. Tags - folksonomy, added by the folks.Stickiness, power of a website to draw repeat visitors. Syndication, content pushed out to user.

    WEb 2 is ALSO

    Not just a collection of websites. Services that are always accessible.

    Happening now with new Google services such as Docs and Spreadsheets. Word and Excel-like tools that are easily sharable. Lib 2 refers to Web 2 tools to deliver services

    Next up - BLOGS. How some libs use themUniversity College, DublinScience Libraries Blog60 subscribers

    Sample post on UCD blog

    List who they are

    Tools shows how many subscribers/readersGenerational. I dont get it.

    Al Capone. Thats were the money is.. MySpace is where the users are.

    Next slide how BC is using MySpaceBrooklyn College LibraryDiscovered that 4,000 students had MySpace pages. Librarians daughter didnt respond to her emails. Email is for old people. Her friends knew to leave a msg for her on MySpace. Daughter set up MySpace site, and they signed up 1,700 BC students as friends.

    Good way to contact students, issue alerts, notices, news, etc.

    Show NJIT myspace, Libraries @ MySpace, etc.

    Go where the users areShow Google ReaderWay to push out content. Brooklyn College does this with their MySpace site. Their friends are subscribers to their site.


    Show law, human development,

    Show my Google Reader

    K State, new books rssLists generated each week

    For me, social bookmarking was a hard concept to understand until I started using it.

    Its a serious tool and a fun tool. Save sites as you are researching a project. How many times have you emailed yourself a site, or written down the URL. With social bookmarks, tag it and your done.

    Show my delicious site. My bookmarks. Top tags that Ive used.

    Delicious icon and tagging tool. Added to navigation bar.

    Adding to Library website is on lists of top easy things you can do toward lib 2Can see what others are posting and what tags they are using

    Graphic representation of frequency

    Can see sites that users have taggedIts only a matter of time before OPACs allow tagging, user comments.

    Some who say that we need to question instruction: do the users need instruction or do systems need improvement.

    Instruction, through contextual help popups.

    Library as place is important, but its not the only thing.

    The path of least resistance is not a bad thing, its the goal. If you block a tool the users want, users will go elsewhere to find it.User isnt remote, if hes on your website hes in your library.

    Users meet your website long before they see your building, your physical resources, or your people.

    Perpetual beta - its good enough. Its constantly evaluated and improved

    Underlying tenet of web2 lib2 - services constantly evaluated and changed1. Books are for use.Websites are not designed to admire from a distance. We want people to interact with our websites, click around, do things, and have fun.2. Every book its reader.3. Every reader its book.Each piece of content its user and each user his/her content. add content with specific user needs in mind, and make sure that readers can find the content they need. Make certain our content is something our users have identified as a need, and at the same time make sure we dont clutter up our site with content no one seems to care about.4. Save the time of the user.This law, when we are talking of websites, (make sure people quickly find what they are looking for make sure our data is structured in a way that retrieval can be done quickly). It is also imperative that we understand what goals our users are trying to achieve on our site.Finally.5. The library is a living organism.Our sites and our users will grow and change over time. Constantly evaluate, constantly edit.Similarly we need to always keep our own skill levels moving forward.