Blogs, Wikis, and other Foreign- sounding Tools of the Internet Using Web 2.0 in our Tribal Libraries
Web 1.0 Webpage On line Catalogs On line Databases Web 2.0 Blogs Wikis Aggregators Social networking sites What is Web 2.0?
Why Libraries Need to be Aware of Web 2.0 • Staying relevant • Meeting your users where they are • Knowing what is out there and the dangers as well as the possibilities. • Increasing accessibility • Increasing your productivity • Having more time • Increasing your knowledge of web 2.0 will help you to make thoughtful policy decisions concerning your library and public access.
Blogs • Originally used for online journaling • Other uses include: • Reference questions • Newsletters • Book discussions • Book reviews
Library Blogs • Library blog • Library suggestion list • Librarian log • Director’s blog • Student book review blog • Reference Desk internal blog
Wikis • Wikis are interactive websites that all users can create content for or edit. • Excellent for collaboration • Easy to set up • Even people who don’t “get” computers can work a wiki!
Library Wikis • Collaboration within an organization • Collaboration among many organizations • Replacing the web page • Generating ideas for an event
Aggregators Aggregators are online sites that collect wide-ranging information in one place. There are aggregators for bookmarks, instant messaging sites, and blogs.
Library uses of Aggregators • Use Bloglines to track library blogs of interest to the library staff or users. • Use Meebo to instant message staff. • Use del.icio.us to keep track of your bookmarks… or the library staff bookmarks or TCULA bookmarks!
Flickr • An on-line photo management tool that allows you to add and share photos • A social network site at which people subscribe to groups with “like” interests and photos Not this kind of Flicker!
Library Uses of flickr • What libraries have Flickr accounts? • Using Flickr for training. • Using accounts for Publicity/Socializing • Little Priest Flickr page • 365 library days project
Social Networking Sites Sites set up primarily for the purpose of socialization: • Myspace and Facebook • AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger • Youtube, Flickr • SecondLife
Patron safety Legal responsibility What should library role be? Bandwidth Library Policy How libraries use myspace How young adults view social networking What should libraries do about myspace? Library concerns about social networking sites
In Summary! • This may be all new to you. If you have seen an idea here that you would like to try, do! Call or e-mail me for help. • There’s even more! David will be sharing with you now.
Five weeks to a social library Link to all the final proposals from 5 week project Link to the final proposals by Web 2.0 tool used Link to final proposals by library type Why and how to use blogs to promote your library’s services Where to Look for More Information and Ideas
Bloglines Blogger Flickr Meebo Pbwiki AIM MSN Messenger Del.icio.us MySpace Facebook Youtube Secondlife Yahoo Messenger Social Networking Sites Mentioned