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Library 2.0

Gillian Wood / Graham Spooner

NSW Health & The College of Nursing


What is l2 0
What is L2.0?

  • Based on “next iteration” of the web

  • Interactive with clients

  • Social software

  • Permanent beta

  • User-driven

  • Often based around free-software

  • Don’t seek permission, seek forgiveness (but be careful)


Examples
Examples

  • Amazon.com

  • Personalised Google

  • Ask Now!

  • Wikipedia


But

  • I don’t have time to do my job already

  • Isn’t it just a fad, like KM?

  • IT won’t support it

  • Firewall issues

  • Internet access issues

  • No need for one


Why?

  • Improve user experience of the library

  • Low cost, low effort, high profile

  • More control and customisation for the user

  • Bringing library to meet clients’ expectation of the web


Today
Today

  • Not going to address all arguments

  • It is a tool

  • We can use it to our advantage

  • Explore examples that we’ve used or tried

  • Give you an idea of what you might be able to do


Technologies
Technologies

  • Blogs

  • RSS

  • Wikis

  • IM

  • Mashups / widgets

  • Flickr

  • Tagging

  • Podcasting

  • YouTube

  • Slideshare


Real time blogging
Real-time blogging?

  • Comment sheets circulating

  • Web 2.0 isallaboutthe social aspects of the web (eg MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, etc)

  • Content can be created by all



But …

  • I don’t have time to do my job already

    • Is there something you can stop doing?

  • Isn’t it just a fad, like KM?

    • Possibly, but there are good elements to it

  • IT won’t support it

    • Go around them – ask for forgiveness later

  • Firewall issues

  • Internet access issues

    • Some things can’t be solved! Go around them.


Where to from here
Where to from here?

  • Try the technology for yourself

  • Try one RSS feed, write a blog, or upload some photos

  • Ask for suggestions and help

  • Not every technology is for everyone

  • Some things will be impossible in some IT environments

  • Need to be useful for our clients (and us)


Where to from here1
Where to from here?

  • Don’t just jump on the bandwagon

  • Get a fit to your library and clients

  • Don’t be afraid to try something new

  • Have fun!

  • Discuss at http://hlis.wordpress.com/

  • Discuss with colleagues – form a network?

  • Share ideas, ask questions


Resources
Resources

  • Look at Library 2.0 in Wikipedia

  • Blogroll at http://www.bloglines.com/public/hlis2-0


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