It's like spelling... bad spellers just don't know how to fix the problem.
money and priority issues, it's not about not having the money, it's being reluctant to part with it
technology problems are management problems disguised as money problems
There will be new things to understand and new ways to understand them. The more you know, the better you help others. Everyone
in the library can help.
"L2 is, to me, a service philosophy built upon three things; a willingness to change and try new things; a willingness to constantly re-evaluate our service offerings; and finally, a willingness to look outside our own world for solutions, be they technology-driven or not"
Library 2.0 - "services are constantly updated and reevaluated to best serve library users. Library 2.0 also attempts to harness the library user in the design and implementation of library services by encouraging feedback and participation." [cite]
Librarian 2.0 - "the guru of the information age." [cite]
Caution: "new" can mean buzzy, hypey, flakey and hazy, among other things [there will be more trial and error, it's sounds trendy and buzzword-y, old dogs, new tricks, right now it's still a bunch of white guy pundits talking about it]
Further reading: Library 2.0 and "Library 2.0" excellent overview by Walt Crawford; Library 2.0, the road ahead by John Blyberg; Do Libraries Matter, the Rise of Library 2.0 by Paul Miller and Ken Chad; L2 Squidoo Lens - L2 via W2; original image credit
learn the words: radical trust, many to many, information architecture, cluetrain
learn to say: "rip mix burn" or maybe "gather create share" or "small pieces loosely joined" or "the power of many" or just "cluetrain"
Remember this guy? He would have liked the "participatory Web"
Blogs - regular doses of links, commentary and discussion
- These regular doses of links, commentary and discussion are becoming a popular and easy way of sharing information.
- tools are often free or cheap
- templating makes design consistency easy
- very little tech savviness needed for basic set-up
- easy solution to the "how do you get them coming back?" problem
RSS - read more blogs, faster
Wikis - online tools for collaborative whatever, editable by anyone [data
The Wikipedia entry on Web 2.0 is, of course, one of the richest sources of information on the term. MSNs free online version of the Encarta Encyclopedia, in comparison, doesn't yet have a Web 2.0 entry.
"it's a box, you can type in it."
- simple to install and modify
- easy learning curve, also becoming popular
Caution: blog & wiki backlash and controversy, lack of maintenance can really show
[it's like how for people like me, computers are video games and thus not 'real work']
a few blog search engines: daypop, technorati, feedster
wikis: wikipedia, sacred texts wiki, Koha wiki
libwikis: library success, ala conference, liswiki, blogging libraries wiki
blog reading: definitions of "blog" - from Google,
LISNews, law libraries with blogs, special libraries with blogs, Weblogs and Public Libraries article
Getting Started with RSS: The Fifteen-Minute Tutorial | What is RSS? [tons of good links] | RSS for non-techie librarians
search for feeds with feedster, icerocket or bloglines
RSS readers: NetNewsWire for Mac, more options from blogspace and from allrss.com
Jessamyn West is a librarian, community technology mentor, and the editor of the weblog librarian.net
. She teaches email classes for seniors, builds tiny websites for tiny libraries and advocates for sensible technology use at all types of libraries.
IM her at iamthebestartist
All images were grabbed hither and yon, if one belongs to you and you object to its use, let me know.
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