wants things to make his life and his job easier
RSS is your friend
Searching with MSN (put search results in front of users)
Incorporate these things into your work, on your own website
Encourages libraries to have blogs because it makes it easier to put what you want users to see out there for them to see
Showed his browser bookmarks and how messy they are, then noted del.icio.us, diigo, and raw sugar
Other options: Furl, Spurl, Squidoo
Talking to users:
Consider using instant messaging – always on, always available, can demonstrate online search with Messenger
Web 2.0 is about communities – easy to start or create community pages
Share photographs with Flickr – library tours, events, new resources; also a superb information resource
Create your own search engine – don’t rely on Google, etc. – using Rollyo, Eurekster Swicki
Create your own wiki – PBwiki
Podcasting and video
you can, should, and must take control
– open the library; ensuring all of the value and stuff in the library (and in librarians’ heads) gets out to where the users are
doing library stuff isn’t a task – doing research for your dissertation is a task, looking up cinema times is a task
showed Blyberg’s Google gadget winning entry for the Talis Mashup contest & runner-up Second Life Library
showed Innovation Directory on Talis site
What makes Library 2.0 possible?
The Three “O’s”
Essence of Library 2.0 – architecture of participation
librarians are doing an awful lot of this – are the vendors?
data mobility – share, move around freely; “lipstick on a silo?”
Project Cenote – “how do I get involved?”
need to liberate the data we have because we’re sitting on a goldmine
come to these conferences and hear great things, but go back to institution and IT says no so doesn’t go anywhere
why aren’t we doing these things?
Beware the IT Funadmentalists
– many users are conservative and won’t care
issues to think about – not just about technologies
addressing the barriers:
need to change catchphrase from “computer says no” to “yer, but, no, but, yer”
implement an open approach
encourage enthusiasts – University of Bath Library Science News, a wiki to engage users for planning deployment of their podcast (on WetPaint)
audience question: do these tools work in a way that lets you share information within organization but restricted to certain users?
question: why isn’t the library world building its own tools and offering them to the world?
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