Discovering the Latest in Web 2.

0 Developments
by Connie Crosby Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 2007

What is Web 2.0
•phrase coined 2004 by Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media •second generation of web-based service •user creates own content •perpetual Beta

Web 2.0 Key Phrases:

•INTERACTIVITY •SOCIAL NETWORKING •COLLABORATION •SHARING

What makes it possible?
•AJAX: •not one technology, but a group of technologies •stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML •web pages exchange small amounts of data behind the scenes, making them appear more responsive •increases web page interactivity, speed & usability

Library 2.0
“The heart of Library 2.0 is user-centered change. It is a model for library service that encourages constant and purposeful change, inviting user participation in the creation of both the physical and the virtual services they want, supported by consistently evaluating services”
- Michael Casey & Laura C. Savastinuk, Library Journal, September 2006.
Slide source: Amanda Etches-Johnson, Special Library 2.0: the highs, the lows, and everything in between (Nov. 23, 2006) http://blogwithoutalibrary.net/talk/SLATor06/2point0.pdf

What is Library 2.0

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coined by Michael Casey at LibraryCrunch.com service philosophy harnessing input of library users?--

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e.g adding tagging, folksonomy to OPAC open up catalog to allow users to change/ contribute? t a i l”

harness the “l o n g

The Long Tail...

...with apologies to Chris Anderson!

Library 2.0
“The beauty of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 is the level of integration and interoperability that is designed into the interface through your portal or intranet. That!s where the real power to enhance the user experience is.”
- Stephen Abram, SirsiDynix OneSource, January 2006.
Slide source: Amanda Etches-Johnson, Special Library 2.0: the highs, the lows, and everything in between (Nov. 23, 2006) http://blogwithoutalibrary.net/talk/SLATor06/2point0.pdf

Blogs -inside the firm
• internal - reference staff sharing gems • by topic for practice groups • what’s new in the Library • what’s new in your firm

Blogs - outside the firm
• individuals sharing with colleagues • collaborative blogs with specific audience • solo practitioners showing their expertise • law firms speaking to niche clientele / marketing

The Mighty RSS Feed

New titles RSS feed

Underlying XML code of RSS feed

The new titles RSS feed seen via aggregator (“FeedReader”)

Publisher feeds grouped together

Creating RSS news feeds for the intranet

Lexis Publisher in use

Do you wiki?
collaborative research group presentations conference organization unconference organization: http://barcamp.pbwiki.com http://podcamp.pbwiki.com

Emerging Web 2.0 Applications and Trends

Podcasts & videocasts
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on-going serial available as a feed portable (not just desktop, but MP3 player too!) Check This Out! http://cto.libsyn.com

What for?

legal research training

http://tlr07.classcaster.org

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professional development promotional tool 15 minutes of fame on YouTube

Screencasts

Capture the screen and the audio (your discussion) Record short segments for training Post to your intranet for self-training Camtasia Studio, Macromedia Captivate and others...

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Tag clouds

www.linkedin.com - professional networking

Who do you have in common?

Google home page

Google home page - selecting content

Exploring the power of video

The masses are becoming organized!

Second Life - law library

Photo by meg@nsulaw

REALLY New stuff
• TWITTER http://www.twitter.com --> twitterrific • NING new social network http://www.ning.com • Jaiku (pronounced the same as “haiku”) http://www.jaiku.com

Getting started

gapingvoid.com

Start with “low-hanging fruit”
• set up a few RSS feeds on Bloglines.com. • set up a wiki with PBwiki.com. Share it with others. • start a blog at Blogger.com or Wordpress.com. • ask me for an invitation to LinkedIn. • social bookmarking with del.icio.us.

What will work best for your firm?
• wikis are for collaboration on convergent ideas • blogs more appropriate for divergent/individual ideas • security - passwords? inside firewall? • privacy restrictions • technology barriers - people & IT depts. • not everyone comfortable with sharing

Use appropriate tools...

gapingvoid.com

Keeping up to date
find some favorite blogs and read them articles on LLRX.com watch other industries, academic libraries, public libraries start using the tools

Some best practices
stay current with major Web 2.0 developments learn how to use the major tools (blogs, wikis, RSS readers) encourage staff to play with/learn Web 2.0 tools if not “permitted” at work, learn outside the office implement as appropriate for your organization

Major Directories

• Blawg Directory - http://www.blawg.com • Schucha List http://library.law.wisc.edu/wisblawg/blogslistpublic.htm • Blawgs.fm - http://blawgsfm.justica.com • The Blogging Libraries Wiki http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net

References - Books

Christopher Locke, et al. The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual. Perseus Publishing, 2001. http://www.cluetrain.com Chris Anderson. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More. Hyperion, 2006. http://www.thelongtail.com Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk With Customers. Wiley, John & Sons, 2006. http:// redcouch.typepad.com Dan Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Penguin Group, 2006. http://www.wikinomics.com

References - Blogs
• • • • • • • • http://tlr07.classcaster.org by Jim Milles, Faculty of Law, University at Buffalo - course on teaching legal research http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com by Steve Matthews, Clark Wilson LLP - law firms http://www.informationoverlord.co.uk by Scott Vine, Clifford Chance UK http://slaw.ca - cooperative Canadian blog on electronic legal research http://www.tametheweb.com by Michael Stephens - public and academic http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com by Stephen Abrams - public and academic http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com by Jenny Levine - public and academic http://infoisland.org - Second Life Library 2.0

References - more
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http://www.llrx.com - LLRX.com - articles edited by Sabrina Pacifici http://cto.libsyn.com - Check This Out! podcast for law librarians by Jim Milles http://www.personalbee.com/lawlibrarybuzz - Law Library Buzz
http://ulatmac.wordpress.com - McMaster University Library blog


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http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net - Amanda Etches-Johnson’s blog
http://speciallibraries.pbwiki.com - Web 2.0/Library 2.0 presentation wiki for SLA Toronto chapter Blogging Libraries Wiki by Amanda Etches-Johnson http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php? title=Welcome_to_the_Blogging_Libraries_Wiki

Thank you!

Contact: Connie Crosby Toronto, Ontario conniecrosby@gmail.com http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com