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Library 2 0 why not let the users run the library l.jpg

library 2.0why not let the users run the library?

jakob harnesk

13th nordic i&d conference

june, 2007


Something someone might have said 17th century l.jpg

something someone might have said (17th century)

  • “Why didn’t we let the sailors build the ship?” (Wasa shipbuilding company)


Something else someone might have said 21th century l.jpg

something else someone might have said (21th century)

  • “Why not let the readers write the encyclopedia?” Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia


We are living in world 2 0 l.jpg

Democracy 2.0

Culture 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 / Business 2.0

ESP 2.0

Human being 2.0

Openness 2.0 (Carl Bildt)

Government 2.0

Freedom 2.0

Enlightenment 2.0

And ….

we are living in world 2.0


Blogs l.jpg

blogs

  • Approaching 100 million blogs

  • > 120 Swedish library blogs

  • Why?

    • Simplicity

    • C Me gen

    • Culture of Exposure

    • Communication and diversity


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the long tail

  • Chris Andersson

  • “We sold more books today that didn't sell at all yesterday than we sold today of all the books that did sell yesterday” (Amazon)


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wikipedia

  • Jimmie Wales

  • Encyclopedia Galactica / Asimov

  • History of Encyclopedias

    • 17th century: Diderot, Voltaire and other: Encyclopédie (29 yrs)

    • 18th century: Encyclopedia Britannica, 3rd ed: 20 volumes, 80 000 articles (10 yrs)

    • 21st century: Wikipedia, 7,5 million articles in 253 languages (1,8 million in English). (6 yrs)


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(looking back)

  • “no matter how small and narrow your subject is, it is very likely that you can find something written on it in Wikipedia”.


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(word swap)

  • “no matter how small and narrow your subject is, it is very likely that you can find something written on it in ……..”.


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et voilá!

  • “no matter how small and narrow your subject is, it is very likely that you can find something written on it in - the library”.

  • What constitutes a library?

    • A sufficient number of resources

    • A sufficient number of users


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tagging

  • Good old classification

  • Added: design elements

  • A way to group and connect users

  • Del.icio.us

  • LibraryThing

  • Last.fm


More web 2 0 l.jpg

Flickr

YouTube

MySpace

FaceBook

LinkEdin

RSS

Podcasting

Twitter

Mash-ups

instant messaging

open source

more web 2.0


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library 2.0 concepts

  • Understand the user and get closer to the user

  • Trust the user

  • User-generated content

  • What do other players do?

  • Integrate web site with OPAC

  • Constant beta

  • Visibility of staff competence

  • Library community is users and staff.


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Public libraries at a crossroad

  • Lending figures going down

  • Public service crisis

  • Changed relation to the book

  • Use of other media types


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thank you for listening!

jakob.harnesk@comhem.sewww.harneskinformation.se


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