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Avatar Carcy

Caribbean Cybrarian

where do you work
Where do you work?
  • Academic Library
  • Public Library
  • School Library
  • Special Library
  • Other Library
  • Non-Library
what we will cover today
What we will cover today …
  • Trends…
    • External Environment - Web 2.0
    • Internal Environment - Library 2.0
      • Library Collections
      • Library Users
      • Library Services
    • Our Environment – Librarian 2.0
    • Caribbean Libraries in a Web 2.0 Environment 
    • Caribbean Librarian - strategies for survival in a Web 2.0 environment
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No. of Internet users worldwide

1,244,449,601

(Sep. 30 2007)

  • Rapid growth in users and traffic on the Internet
  • 71% of American adults use the Internet.
    • Send or read e-mail 
    • Use a search engine to find information  
    • Search for a map or driving directions 
    • Look for info on a hobby or interest
    • Look for health/medical information
    • Source (Pew report Feb-Mar 2007) 1
increased growth of sophisticated search engines and internet accessible ask a services
Increased growth of sophisticated search engines and Internet-accessible Ask-A-Services

Google searches 8,058,044,651web pages daily

  • College students first choice Web resources for most of their assignments are search engines (such as Google), Web portals (such as MSN, AOL or Yahoo). In fact, nearly 80 % use search engines for every assignment. 2
information viewed as an economic resource and the internet is the information resource of choice
Information viewed as an economic resource and the Internet is the information resource of choice.

“The basic economic resource is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labor.  It is and will be knowledge.”

Peter Drucker, 1995 (Management Consultant) 3

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In Dec. 2004 the Libraries of Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, and the New York Public Library, joined with Google to digitally scan library books and make them searchable online. Google Books Library Project – An enhanced card catalog of the world's books

"Google's mission is to organize the world's information, and we're excited to be working with libraries to help make this mission a reality.”

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Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media in 2004, refers to a perceived second-generation of Web-based services such as - social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies - that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users.
          • Source: Wikipedia http://wikipedia.org/
web 1 0 web 2 0
Web 1.0 Web 2.0

MP3 (pre-IPod) IPods

Britannica Online Wikipedia

Personal websites Blogs

Documentation Wikis

Directories (taxonomy) Tags (folksonomy)

Stickiness Syndication

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html

web 2 0 examples
User comments

User ratings

Community citation services

Community photo services

Community book services

Blogs

Wikis

RSS feeds

Feed aggregators

User tagging

Folksonomies

Skypecasts

Web 2.0 Examples

Emphasis on convenience, personalization, collaboration sharing

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Web 1.0 - place to go & get

Web 2.0 - place to be & do

Interactive two-way web

What library experts are saying about Web 2.0

Introduction of the read/write web

Built on principle of breaking down barriers librarians placed on services

Everyday folks with Internet access can create and edit stuff

A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0 – Video presentation http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/viewvideo.php?vid=20060222.wmv

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How many web 2.0 logos

did you recognize?

• < 5

• 6 - 20

• 21 - 35

• > 35

the goal of library 2 0 is to bring the library closer to the user
The goal of Library 2.0 is to bring the library closer to the user

Library 2.0 - using Web 2.0 tools to deliver library services

  • Blogs and Wikis
  • RSS Feeds
  • MySpace/Facebook
  • Social Bookmarks
  • Tagging
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http://freerangelibrarian.com/2006/10/l1_vs_l2_adapted_from_oreilly.phphttp://freerangelibrarian.com/2006/10/l1_vs_l2_adapted_from_oreilly.php

library 2 0 at work the social opac at the ann arbor district library ann arbor michigan
Library 2.0 at work – the Social OPAC atThe Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor Michigan

http://www.aadl.org/catalog

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Users who checked out this item also checked out these library items:

Slow-cooked comfort : soul-satisfying stews, casseroles, and braises for every occasion / Lydie MarshallDouble take / Catherine CoulterThe secret / Rhonda ByrneCaptain Underpants and the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space ... : a third epic novel / by Dav PilkeyOld Possum's book of practical cats / by T.S. Eliot ; drawings by Edward Gorey

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The goal of VuFind is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your library's resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include:
    • Catalog Records
    • Locally Cached Journals
    • Digital Library Items
    • Institutional Repository
    • Institutional Bibliography
    • Other Library Collections and Resources
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Allow our customers to tailor our services to meet their needs

The library is everywhere

The library has no barriers

Reaching more users

What library experts are saying about Library 2.0

The library invites participation,

Interactivity, sharing

Emphasis on ease of use

Getting information into the hands of users wherever they are by using whatever best tools are available

Crafting websites which will meet the long-tail/unique needs of our users

A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0

Video presentation http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/viewvideo.php?vid=20060222.wmv

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Information-addicted, eager for quick access to current and, in many instances, personalized electronic information.

Increasingly self-sufficient, navigating resources making choices with no expert guide.

Increasingly satisfied with the quality of information they find on the Web.

Prefers online library resources versus print resources.

Gaming/Virtual world.

Today’s average college grads have spent less than 5,000 hours of their lives reading, but over 10,000 hours playing video games."

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Format agnostic (accustomed to content without containers).

While content is desired, context adds intellectual value to content (Amazon’s A9).

Obsessed with e-mails, Blogs, Wikis, Gaming, Online shopping.

Completely wired & multi-tasking (Laptops, PDAs, Cell phones, Smart phones, MP3 players, Ipods).

Expects 24/7 access to library (physical and virtual).

Facebook

14 million people interacted with Facebook Applications in August 2007

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Virtual Library 2.0 offering library services to avatars who live and work in the 3D virtual space - Second Life
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Librarian 2.0 - the Guru of information...

Stephen Abram, Vice President of Innovation SirsiDynix

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Lillian is a virtual librarian. She is designed to answer user queries about books.

Direct them to another library that holds the book if the local library doesn't

Advise them of books by a particular author held

Advise them of books on a particular subject held

Tell them what the book is about

Tell them what other people thought of the book

http://www.daden.co.uk/chatbots/livebots/lillian/

change in nomenclature to reflect changing roles and responsibilities
Change in nomenclature to reflect changing roles and responsibilities
  • Cybrarian
  • Virtual Librarian
  • Despite emerging roles and name changes the core role of librarians of providing and enhancing access to resources remains relevant and critical.  
21st century caribbean libraries keeping pace or falling behind
21st Century Caribbean Libraries: Keeping Paceor Falling Behind?
  • Caribbean libraries are surviving the challenges of technological changes, embracing opportunities to provide enhanced and innovative services which are:
    • relevant to and reach diverse communities
    • emphasize the library’s role as centers for life-long learning and self-development
    • underscore the social responsibilities of libraries in bridging cultural gaps
    • publicize libraries as enablers, providing information for making decisions and policies
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Library System of The College of Bahamas …
    • “mission is to deliver quality information resources and services through a variety of means, including state of the art technology, to support the teaching and research needs of The College and the wider community”
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25 Chapters:

“…document the state of Caribbean libraries in the 21st century by examining the responses of these institutions to the changes, challenges, and choices in an increasingly electronic and virtual information environment”…Book Introduction

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Library collections now include a mix of traditional materials (printed books, serials, audio-visual) and emerging formats (e-books, e-serials, e-newspapers, e-theses and dissertations, Internet resources, digital objects).

Library catalogs are integrating access to all materials through web-enabled OPACs.

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Library collections - 75,000 volumes in print, electronic and non-print formats accessible via COBWeb

  • Caribbean dissertations and other regional publications
  • Legal documents
  • Nursing and medical materials
  • Hospitality and tourism resources
  • Periodicals in print
  • Microforms
  • CD-ROM and online formats
  • Audio visual software
  • Online databases

http://www.cob.edu.bs/Library/index.php

Library collections - 75,000 volumes in print, electronic and non-print formats

  • Caribbean dissertations and other regional publications
  • Legal documents
  • Nursing and medical materials
  • Hospitality and tourism resources
  • Periodicals in print
  • Microforms
  • CD-ROM and online formats
  • Audio visual software
  • Online databases

http://www.cob.edu.bs/Library/index.php

college of bahamas
College of Bahamas
  • Libraries & Instructional Media Services Department
  • Beginnings of a Blog or Wiki
    • Introduction – College Librarian
    • Personnel news
    • Branch units update
    • Technology update
    • Conferences
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The Digital Collections at UWI St. Augustine:
  • Diaries of Sir William Young
  • Eric Williams Memorial Collection
  • The Colonial Bank Correspondence
  • The Hochoys
      • http://www.mainlib.uwi.tt/findinfo/index.htm#digital
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dLOC is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean that provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
    • National Archive of Haiti
    • Caribbean Community Secretariat
    • La Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE)
    • National Library of Jamaica
        • http://www.dloc.com/ENindex.html
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Learning about Web 2.0 technology
  • Using web 2.0 tools to enhance access to resources.
  • Using web 2.0 tools to continue to deliver innovative services to our users.
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Student asks your assistance in opening a Facebook account.
  • Faculty request to create an RSS feed to Table of Contents for psychology journal.
  • Patron (mom) wants to post pictures of her daughter’s graduation on Flickr.
  • Library Director asks you to maintain library’s blog.

Cheryl’s 10 strategies for survival in a Web 2.0 environment.

strategy 1 commitment to develop desired professional and personal competencies
Ability/Desire for constant learning

Be flexible

Be innovative

Capacity to learn constantly and quickly

Cope with change

Detail oriented

Dynamic and Proactive

Exhibit creativity

Exude energy and enthusiasm

Monitor new ways of organizing and acessing resources

Monitor trends in technology

Possess temperament to work independently and work on a team

Problem solver

Propensity to take risks and work under pressure

Service/user oriented

Show initiative

Skills at enabling & fostering change

Have a sense of humor

Strategy # 1 – Commitment to develop desired Professional and Personal Competencies
strategy 2 commitment to acquiring the required skills set
Analytical skills

Communication skills

Decision-making skills

Foreign language skills

Interpersonal skills

Organizational skills

Problem solving skills

Project management skills

Research  skills

Emerging technologies skills

Strategy #2 – Commitment to acquiring the required skills set
strategy 3 commitment to continuing education formal
Strategy # 3 – Commitment to Continuing Education (Formal) 
  • Courses through Library Schools.
  • E-Learning course offerings.
  • Workshops/Institutes offered by Library Associations and other professional organizations.
strategy 4 commitment to continuing education informal
Strategy # 4 –Commitment to Continuing Education  (Informal) 
  • In-house training
  • Staff development day
  • Networking at conferences
  • Personal Networking
  • Social networking blogs, wikis, podcasts
  • Subscribing to discussion lists, RSS feeds
  • Mentors
  • Community of Librarians
  • Reading Professional Literature
  • Reading & browsing --especially out of your field
strategy 5 conducting research and publishing results
Strategy # 5 – Conducting research and publishing results
  • Library Association/local library newsletters
  • Blogs, Wikis
  • Book proposals to publishers in the library and information science fields
  • Lulu - self publishing web-service www.lulu.com
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Strategy # 6Taking advantage of Web 2.0 tools and resources available electronically  by completing the Learning 2.0 program

23 Learning 2.0 Things

•Week 1: Introduction

•Week 2: Blogging

•Week 3: Photos & Images

•Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders

•Week 5: Play Week

•Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

•Week 7: Wikis

•Week 8: Online Applications & Tools

•Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable audio

  • http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com/
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Strategy # 6 continued …

  • Program sanctioned by library administrators
  • Create a Technology Committee (volunteers) to roll out program.

It’s all about . . .

  • •Exposing staff to new tools
  • •Encouraging PLAY
  • •Empowering individuals
  • •Expanding the knowledge toolbox
  • •Eliminating FEAR
http animoto com
http://animoto.com/
  • Tour of Library of Congress - Video Clip
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My Blog

My wiki

strategy 7 join the 15 minutes a day movement
Strategy # 7 Join the 15 minutes a day movement
  • All you need to try out the web 2.0 tools is 15 minutes a day!!!
  • Not every day needed
strategy 8 try integrating a few of the free new technologies at your library
Strategy # 8 Try integrating a few of the free new technologies at your library
  • Identify 3 new technologies - 3 of the 23 things in the Learning 2.0 program http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com
  • Write your plan and procedure (no more than one page each). Include following elements:
      • Purpose of service
      • Target audience
      • Timeline
      • Resources required (staff, equipment, budget)
      • Training
      • Evaluation/Feedback
  • Implement service (one at a time)
  • Evaluate, get feedback from users
strategy 9
Strategy # 9
  • Become an advocate for the profession. Market the value of Web 2.0, Library 2.0 to decision makers.
questions
Questions
  • Ask me now or later.
  • E-mail me: peltierd@nova.edu
  • Send a comment/question to my blog:
    • http://caribbean-connector.blogspot.com/
  • View the presentation at:
    • http://caribbeancybrarian.pbwiki.com/