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  1. library 2.0why not let the users run the library? jakob harnesk 13th nordic i&d conference june, 2007

  2. something someone might have said (17th century) • “Why didn’t we let the sailors build the ship?” (Wasa shipbuilding company)

  3. something else someone might have said (21th century) • “Why not let the readers write the encyclopedia?” Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

  4. 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

  5. blogs • Approaching 100 million blogs • > 120 Swedish library blogs • Why? • Simplicity • C Me gen • Culture of Exposure • Communication and diversity

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. (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”.

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

  10. 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

  11. tagging • Good old classification • Added: design elements • A way to group and connect users • Del.icio.us • LibraryThing • Last.fm

  12. Flickr YouTube MySpace FaceBook LinkEdin RSS Podcasting Twitter Mash-ups instant messaging open source more web 2.0

  13. 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.

  14. Public libraries at a crossroad • Lending figures going down • Public service crisis • Changed relation to the book • Use of other media types

  15. thank you for listening! jakob.harnesk@comhem.sewww.harneskinformation.se