Web 2.0 Tools for Collaborative Library Communication Presented for SCRLC by:
Goals for TodayWhat is Web 2.0?
What are some Web 2.0 technologies/tools?
Begin using themtoday!
Find out whats out thereon and by youand add to it!
Web 2.0 Defined A second generation of services available on the World Wide Web that let people collaborate, and share information online. In contrast to the first generation, Web 2.0 gives users an experience closer to desktop applications than the traditional static Web pages. (emphasis mine)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
Web 2.0 in Brief and BenefitsPersonalized contentPortableMany-to-many and/or few-to-few communicationConversation/CommunityParticipatory, not passiveNetworking opportunities galore
1.0 vs. 2.0Read-only web vs. read/write webYahoo mail vs. GmailE-mail vs. IMNewsletters vs. blogsStatic vs. dynamicIsolated vs. interactive
The 2.0 Difference for LibrariesSocial, social, socialInfo sharingOpportunity!Branding/getting your name out thereCommunity buildingTruly user-centered libraries create superpatrons
A Handful of Web 2.0 Technologies to ExploreBlogs/RSS Blogger, Bloglines, Tumblr, MovableType, WordPress, MySpace, etc.
Wikis PBwiki, Wikispaces, MediaWiki, Jotspot, etc.
Social bookmarking/sharing Flickr, del.icio.us, etc.
Social networking/personal info search sites Zabasearch, LinkedIn, etc.
Web 2.0 Is Here
Use Web 2.0 resources to connect, share, trade, collaborate, and stay up-to-date:
Watch this short video!
RSSRSS stands for:Rich Site Summary, orRDF Site Summary, orReally Simple Syndication.
RSS files (which are also called RSS feeds or channels) simply contain a list of items. Usually, each item contains a title, summary, and a link to a URL (e.g. a web page).--Fagan Finder All About RSS http://www.faganfinder.com/search/rss.shtml
Using RSS Feeds
End-user, via a feed reader
Provider of RSS feeds, your teams blog
Does My Favorite Site Have RSS Feeds?Yes, if you see any of the following:
Syndicate this site!
Why Use RSS?Info access wave of the right now!
One-stop shopping for information people need & want, the way they want
RSS In Short
All of the information, none of the formatting.
RSS In Short
RSS feeds: Theyre the glue that holds Web 2.0 together Peter Bromberg
Reading RSS FeedsAggregators: www.bloglines.com (we will look at this today)http://google.com/readerhttp://newsgator.comhttp://blogbridge.comhttp://blogspace.com/rss/readers
Free Tools & Technologies: Why Use Them?Easy blogs/pseudo-blogs for really quick sharing
Simple start Wikis for fast interactive communication (in print and real-time voice)
No hassle Social Bookmarking/Sharing sites for pictures, real-time collaboration, file-sharing, and communication
Entries in reverse chronological order
Entries are usually brief, chock full of links & commentary
BlogsIndividual blog entries are saved w/ unique URL, and can be categorized and searched
Entries are archived automatically
Blogs can have one or more contributors
Why Use Blogs?Librarys web presence = warm, human voice
Start a conversation with your patrons go on, give em a stake!
Blogs vs. ListservsExcerpted from the SJRLC Blog: The blog will be more informal than the listserv, which is not to say it will be unprofessional. The listserv is business wear, the blog is casual Fridays.
Lots of Choices: Blog Software
Bloglines: bloglines.com Drupal: drupal.org/ Blogger: blogger.com/WordPress: wordpress.com/ MySpace: myspace.com/ Tumblr: tumblr.com/
The State of Technoratihttp://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000492.html
WikisA type of website that allows anyone visiting the site to add, to remove, or otherwise to edit all content, very quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
ALA Emerging Leaders
More Wiki ExamplesSJCPL Subject Guides Camden County Library IntranetPrinceton Public Library TTTNJLA Blog Planning WikiBizWikiLISWikiLibrary Instruction Wiki
Camden County Library Intranet
Build Your Own Wiki!PBwiki: www.pbwiki.com
Social BookmarkingThese tools "allow users to tag Web sites and links and to share their finds with other communities of users. Laura Gordon-Murnane in Searcher, June 2006: pp. 26-38
Start Collecting and/or Sharing!Flickr: www.flickr.com
Social Networking Sites and Personal Information Search Engines: www.filamentality.com (search for Lackie)
Other Ways to Collect, Share, and Communicate in Real Time with Others:Ta-da Lists: tadalist.com Google Docs & Spreadsheets AND GtalkLibraryThing: librarything.com (sharing books)SlideShare: slideshare.net (for sharing PPTs)Senduit: senduit.com (for sharing files)
Questions? And who wants a copy of the PowerPoint using Senduit.com, right now!?
Final Tips and Hints for Keeping Up-to-date on Other Tools and Technologies:Time Magazines 50 Coolest Websites 2006http://www.time.com/time/2006/50coolest/SEOmozs Web 2.0 Awards 2007http://www.seomoz.org/web2.0/OEDb Top 25 Web 2.0 Search Engines 2007http://oedb.org/library/features/top-25-web20-search-engines
PowerPoint Presentation Slides: http://leto.rider.edu/~rlackie/web2/web2introSCRLC8-2007.pptTHE END
Most major news outlets have multiple feeds NYT, NPR, CNN, BBC, et al.A little jargon demystificationA little oh, thats what theyre for!Open subdomain blogs at blogger.com and wordpress.com (both free); subdomain blog at typepad.com (paid service); use blogger, MT, WP, or userland software at your own domain MT & userland are paid, blogger & WP are free.