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  • 1.Web 2.0 De-mystified Julie Hannaford[email_address]

2. What is Web 2.0?

  • Collaboration
  • Exploration
  • Experimentation
  • Communication
  • Sites and tools that let you connect with others in a whole new way
  • Innovative ways to reach our users

3. Lets Take a Tour Credit to paradigm4 found on Flickr 4. First Stop: Social Bookmarking

  • What it is:
    • Tagging (adding keywords) websites, videos and photos, in a way that is meaningful to you
    • Sharing those sites and tags with others
    • Examples:
      • http://del.icio.usor


  • Social bookmarking/tagging of websites
  • Store favourites in ways that are meaningful to you tag them AND bundle them
  • Add people to your network; subscribe to tags that are of interest to you; search for others sites
  • Example: search for: instant messaging libraries


  • Similar to
  • Lets you use additional features:
    • Highlight content on a website that is of particular interest
    • Add a sticky note with comments on a site
  • Share your stored sites with others by forwarding them on
  • Look at the group: Web2.0

7. Library Examples

  • Provide links to useful sites for your users
    • Use to store your recommendations
    • Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Check out the users on this list:
  • Use Diigo to collaborate:
    • Sharing of websites/research when doing group work (@ FIS, when doing committee work, for example)

8. Flickr

  • Online site that allows you to upload photos/images
  • Tag images, share photos with others and find images that you need (see slide 2 of this presentation)
    • Get permission give credit
    • Consider privacy/copyright issues
  • Create groups: check out the Libraries and Librarians group
  • Flickr works with:fds flickr toys display images in new ways
  • Take Flickr code and place it into your blog or website, so that your photos are displayed

9. Library Uses

  • Upload photos of library events
    • Allow commenting so that users can provide feedback
    • Engage with your users
    • Dublin City Public Libraries
    • Colorado College Tutt Library
  • Use flickr to do book displays:
    • Clemens & Alcuin Libraries' Photos
  • Create promo materials for your library: posters, calendars, trading cards
  • Create name tags useful for roving librarians

10. Slideshare

  • Site that allows you to upload your presentations and tag them
  • Become part of a community
    • See the Web2.0 community
  • Note: this presentation is on Slideshare

11. Second Stop: Facebook

  • Social networking 12. Library Uses

  • Stay current with colleagues: write on their walls, see their newest photos, read their posts
  • Stay up to date on library issues by joining library groups:
    • Library 2.0 Interest Group
    • Digital Reference in Facebook
    • Information Literacy Interest Group (ILIG)
    • FacebookAppsforLibraries
  • Connect with library users to answer their reference questions:
    • Syracuse University Library
    • U of A libraries
    • Ryerson University library
    • Penn State University Libraries

13. Third Stop: Podcasting

  • What is a podcast? a multimedia file distributed over the Internet, using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers Some features:
    • Can be audio or video.
    • Can be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats (like RSS).
    • Subscribe to a feed, then each time a new clip is added, you are automatically updated with the newest episode.
    • Listen/watch podcasts via an iPod or other MP3 player or via a computer.

14. How to Find and Subscribe to Podcasts

  • iTunes
    • Select Podcasts from the Music Store. If you want to find library specific ones, input librar* into the search box to get a general idea of whats out there.
      • Subscribe via the Music Store
      • Subscribe manually using the Advanced menu
      • Change the settings if necessary
  • The Podcast Directory another source to find podcasts
    • Organized by category

15. Library Uses iTunes Examples

  • Library tours: Ease your users comfort level with your environment:
    • Carleton University Library Tours
  • Create podcasts that explain library services:
    • University of Aberdeen Library
    • in iTunes: Mount Allison University Libraries LibCast
  • Make seminars/presentations available reach a broader audience
    • Kankakee Public Library
    • SirsiDynix Institute
    • In iTunes: Arizona State University Libraries updated weekly

16. YouTube

  • A service that allows users to upload videos that they would like to share with others
  • Post and tag videos, comment on others videos
  • Examples:
    • The First Help Desk information literacy at its finest!

17. Library Uses YouTube Examples

  • Library tours:
  • Information literacy videos:
  • Promos for your librarys events:

18. Instant Messaging

  • There are a number of options for providing reference to our users
    • E-mail
    • In person
    • Live Help co-browsing
  • Can also use IM there are now a number of free tools that allow chatting with users to answer questions

19. Instant Messaging

  • Lots of different IM systems: MSN, AIM, Yahoo, etc.
  • Using tools likeMeeboorPidgin(formerly GAIM), it is possible to aggregate them and chat with users regardless of their chosen chatting environment
  • Examples:
    • Ask Gerstein
    • UTM

20. References/Some Additional Reading:

  • IM=FASTER Virtual Reference on the Cheap! By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens:
  • Places to Go: Facebook by Stephen Downes:
  • Tags Help Make Libraries by Melissa L. Rethlefsen:
  • Web2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software by Michael Stephens: