Reality Web 2.0, Interlend 2008, Peebles [Archive]

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Presentation given at the FIL Interlend 2008 conference held at the Peebles Hydro, June 30th - 2nd July 2008 Please note: this presentation is over 2 years old and is an archive copy. It may still be of interest to you should you wish to see how we were using and searching electronic media in the past but please remember that some of the information it contains is now out of date.

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03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 1 Reality Web 2.0 interlend08, Peebles Karen Blakeman RBA Information Services http://www.rba.co.uk/ blog: http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress karen.blakeman@rba.co.uk Facebook: Karen Blakeman Twitter: karenblakeman This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

What is Web 2.0 ? : 

What is Web 2.0 ? A concept not a product A way of thinking A way of working collaborative, social, sharing reusing and mixing data, mashups About you taking control of your information All sorts of technologies but…. ..should not be about technologies – more about content and information Examples: blogs, RSS, wikis, social bookmarking (e.g. Furl, Del.icio.us, Connotea) Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, web based forums, email discussion lists, YouTube, Second Life…… 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 2

Gartner hype curve : 

Gartner hype curve 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 3 http://www.gartner.com/pages/story.php.id.8795.s.8.jsp

Blogs : 

Blogs What is a blog? short for web log content management system that publishes information chronologically, hence the idea of an online diary content can range from self-indulgent drivel to extreme erudition easy to use and publish from anywhere, therefore there is a high proportion of utter rubbish in the blogosphere most blogs automatically generate RSS feeds “Vodcasts and blogs are to the noughties what graffiti was to the Seventies: mindless scrawls reading: 'I woz ere.' It says: 'I'm a moron, but worship me anyway.” The Observer, 3rd December 2006 http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1962820,00.html 03 July 2008 4 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk

Applications of blogs : 

Applications of blogs Instead of or in addition to a printed, emailed or static web based newsletter Current awareness for staff, users, researchers and clients - “What’s new” publicising new services/products, encourage feedback via comments Marketing tool inside and outside of the organisation CPD – recording professional development and reflective practice Recording project development, discussions Comments or “suggestions” box Monitor blogs for information and competitor intelligence Alternative publishing medium Small web sites http://www.newsbriefsoman.info/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 5

http://www.newsbriefsoman.info/ : 

03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 6 http://www.newsbriefsoman.info/

Blogs as sources of information : 

Blogs as sources of information Blogs by industry gurus and experts are a good way of keeping up to date with what is happening in a sector Look for the Blogroll of List of Links on a relevant blog Google Blogsearch http://www.google.com/blogsearch use advanced search to search within an individual blog Ask http://www.ask.com/ – Blogs and feeds Live Feeds search - http://search.live.com/feeds Blog search engines and directories http://www.technorati.com/ http://www.blogpulse.com/ http://www.quacktrack.com/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 7

Blogpulse Trends : 

03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 8 Blogpulse Trends Shows how often your search terms occur in postings – can compare up to three searches

Blogging librarians : 

Blogging librarians UK Library Blogs http://uklibraryblogs.pbwiki.com/ Blogorama in Internet Resources Newsletter: http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/ LIS-Bloggers email discussion list http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/LIS-BLOGGERS.html British Librarian Bloggers | Google Groups http://groups.google.com/group/britlibblogs 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 9

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03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 10

Setting up your own blog : 

Setting up your own blog Host on the blogging service’s own server or install on your site Blogger - free http://www.blogger.com/ owned by Google host on Blogger or publish to your own site, but need to use blogger.com for both Wordpress - free Host on http://www.wordpress.com/ Software for loading onto your own site at http://www.wordpress.org/ Typepad – priced Host on http://www.typepad.com/ Also Movable Type, Live Journal at http://www.sixapart.com/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 11

Blog content : 

Blog content Postings can be as short or as long as you like can be short announcements of new services can be lengthy, detailed articles http://www.theoildrum.com/ http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/ Beware of copyright and plagiarism Quote sources and acknowledge other blogs Add value: summarise lengthy articles, sources why might it be relevant or important to your readers include your own opinion or evaluation 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 12

Bling for your blog : 

Bling for your blog Phil Bradley, Library and Information Show, NEC Birmingham, April 18th 2007 – Adding Bling to Your Blog! Gadgets, widgets, page elements etc. that you can add to your blog RSS to email RSS to PDF Calendars Photos from Flickr, Picasa Embed Youtube videos Embed Slideshare, authorSTREAM presentations RSS feeds from other blogs and sites Twitter feeds Tag clouds 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 13

Tag clouds : 

Tag clouds Analyse your CV, job description, web pages, promotional literature Wordle.net , Tag Crowd, Tag Cloud Generator etc 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 14

Wikis : 

Wikis wiki-wiki – Hawaiian meaning quick First wiki was the WikiWikiWeb, Ward Cunningham 1995 A collaborative web application that allows users to easily add and edit content Can be used for developing documentation course content project management developing a conference programme and proceedings History keeps a record of the changes and different versions of the documents Many have blog like discussion areas and RSS feeds Most famous example is Wikipedia 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 15

Alex on Wikipedia : 

Alex on Wikipedia http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/graphics/2008/06/04/calex04.gif 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 16

Wikipedia : 

03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 17 Wikipedia Option to edit the page

Wikipedia (2) : 

Wikipedia (2) 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 18 No edit option

Organizing a conference http://interlend.pbwiki.com/ : 

Organizing a conference http://interlend.pbwiki.com/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 19

Conference proceedings : 

Conference proceedings Inspiring the iGeneration http://inspiringtheigeneration.wetpaint.com/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 20

Top 3 tips for using implementing a wiki : 

Top 3 tips for using implementing a wiki Identified at “Blogs and Wikis in Libraries – Our New Best Friends?” 8th November 2007. Organised by CILIP’s Information Services Group – London and South East branch Don’t call it a wiki Don’t call it a wiki Don’t call it a wiki 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 21

Google Docs & Spreadsheets : 

Google Docs & Spreadsheets http://docs.google.com/ need a Google account Google will try and force you to use an existing account text documents (Word, Open Office, Star Office) spreadsheets presentations Can upload existing documents and will keep most of the formatting (wikis usually removes formatting) Invite others to share your documents by e-mail address Edit documents online with whomever you choose Has a similar version/history record as wikis Publish documents to your blog 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 22

http://www.zoho.com/ : 

http://www.zoho.com/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 23

Google Sites http://sites.google.com/ : 

Google Sites http://sites.google.com/ Marketed as a way of producing your own site hosted on Google Can be set up and used as a wiki 100 MB storage 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 24

RSS in Plain English : 

RSS in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english or on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 25

Why isn’t RSS more popular? : 

Why isn’t RSS more popular? 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 26

What do you need? : 

What do you need? Need a feed reader to read them and get the most out of the technology Web based readers or Programs on your desktop machine, laptop, Blackberry, mobile RSS reader incorporated into IE 7 and Outlook 2007 now rolling out onto people’s desktops Firefox and Thunderbird users already able to read and use RSS directly or via add-ons Opera already handles RSS 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 27

http://www.google.com/reader : 

http://www.google.com/reader 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 28 ….like Google Reader

Feeds in Outlook 2007 : 

Feeds in Outlook 2007 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 29

Share and move ‘stuff’ around : 

Share and move ‘stuff’ around From one application to another, one service to another, one site to another RSS APIs Widgets Gizmos Flakes ‘Stuff’ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 30

Add feeds to your web page or blog : 

Add feeds to your web page or blog 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 31 RSS feed from the Blog RSS feed of eLucidate table of contents

iGoogle : 

iGoogle 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 32

Pageflakes : 

Pageflakes http://www.pageflakes.com/ UKeiG http://www.pageflakes.com/ukeig1 East Lothian Libraries http://www.pageflakes.com/libraries0/17137920/ Dublin City Public Libraries http://www.pageflakes.com/dublincitypubliclibraries/ Scottish Libraries http://www.pageflakes.com/scottishlibraries Llyfrgell Ceredigion Library in Aberystwyth http://www.pageflakes.com/LlyfrgellCeredigionLibrary/19167751 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 33

Pageflakes - UKeiGhttp://www.pageflakes.com/ukeig1 : 

Pageflakes - UKeiGhttp://www.pageflakes.com/ukeig1 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 34

Pageflakes – East Lothian Librarieshttp://www.pageflakes.com/libraries0/17137920/ : 

Pageflakes – East Lothian Librarieshttp://www.pageflakes.com/libraries0/17137920/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 35

Pageflakes – Dublin City Librarieshttp://www.pageflakes.com/dublincitypubliclibraries/ : 

Pageflakes – Dublin City Librarieshttp://www.pageflakes.com/dublincitypubliclibraries/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 36

Social bookmarking : 

Social bookmarking Social Bookmarking as a Knowledge Management Strategy, Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor Vol 11, No 1, March 2007, Knowledge Management Supplement http://www.informationadvisor.com/IA_KM_March07.pdf Furl http://www.furl.net Del.icio.us http://del.icio.us/ Connotea http://www.connotea.org/ 2Collab (Elsevier) http://www.2collab.com/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 37

Design your own search engine : 

Design your own search engine For regularly searched sites selected sites on a topic searching sites on a reading list Rollyo http://www.rollyo.com/ max 25 sites Google Custom Search Engines http://www.google.com/coop/cse at least hundreds of sites, maybe thousands! no limit given in the notes can import lists of sites 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 38

Create your own Google CSE : 

Create your own Google CSE 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 39

Or host it on Google.. : 

Or host it on Google.. 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 40

Flickr : 

Flickr http://www.flickr.com/ Owned by Yahoo! Share photos with selected individuals or make public Put photos of your library’s or organisation’s events on Flickr promote your department, information centre, organisation direct journalists to your ‘album’ when they ask for photos to accompany articles about you make sure you tag and describe them organise into sets decide on copyright and Creative Commons licenses http://www.flickr.com/photos/ukeig/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 41

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03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 42

Sutton Libraries : 

Sutton Libraries http://www.flickr.com/photos/54117187@N00/747212623/ 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 43 Click on book to see catalogue entry and where you can borrow the book

Sutton Libraries : 

Sutton Libraries http://www.sutton-libraries.gov.uk/uhtbin/isbn-search/9780091914493 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 44

Slideshare, authorSTREAM : 

Slideshare, authorSTREAM Share presentations Include an accompanying commentary Keep private, share with selected people, or make public Slideshare does not keep animations and embedded links, authorSTREAM does Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/ authorSTREAM (can also convert to iPod and video for YouTube) http://www.authorstream.com/ Embed Slideshare and authorSTREAM in your blog, web site, Facebook profile, start page …….. 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 45

Slideshare : 

Slideshare 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 46

Slideshare : 

Slideshare 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 47 Identify a relevant presentation and Slideshare will try and find similar types of presentation

YouTube : 

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/ Owned by Google Videos of varying content and quality news broadcasts ‘how to’ videos, ‘fan’ videos, corporate broadcasts promo’s, advertising campaigns The Queen has a YouTube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoyalChannel Greg Notess, Google strange mid page results http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yCjzo3bWIg Embed YouTube videos in your blog, Facebook page, start page, web site etc. 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 48

Greg Notess – Strange Midpage Results : 

Greg Notess – Strange Midpage Results 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 49 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yCjzo3bWIg

Promos for events : 

Promos for events Embed in: Facebook web site blog start pages etc. etc. 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 50

Videos of conference presentations : 

Videos of conference presentations 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 51

Twitter : 

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ ‘Microblogging’ ‘tweets’ 140 characters only what are you doing? send first 140 characters of your blog postings to Twitter using Twitterfeed.com ‘follow’ friends 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 52

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03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 53

Twitter : 

Twitter What are people saying about you? Oh dear! 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 54

Who is on Twitter? : 

Who is on Twitter? 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 55 The BBC The Times 10 Downing Street

Conference Twitter Streams : 

Conference Twitter Streams “Blogging conferences is soooooo 20th century!” twitterers/tweeters abound at conferences The INSOURCE Conference Twitter Experiment http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2008/02/11/the-insource-conference-twitter-experiment/ can set up a Twitter event stream delegates, conference chairs, moderators can all comment on and monitor the proceedings use hashtags to follow conference postings send tweets to your blog using LoudTwitter generates a chronological list of your tweets by day and with the oldest listed first easier to read as a record of the event 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 56

Hashtags : 

Hashtags Ideal for following conference tweets Follow hashtags on Twitter Include hashtag in tweet e.g. #interlend08 View hashtags on http://www.hashtags.org/ Also picked up by Twemes.com 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 57

Second Life : 

Second Life 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 58

What next? : 

What next? Play and experiment You don’t have to try everything Focus on what you think will make your work easier, more productive, more effective If it does not work or it takes longer to carry out a task without significant benefits, ditch it! There is no law that says you have to use something just because it has a web 2 .0 tag 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 59

And finally….. to encourage you in your Web 2 endeavours, a short promotional video : 

And finally….. to encourage you in your Web 2 endeavours, a short promotional video 03 July 2008 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 60 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6IQ_FOCE6I

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