WE know what we do and why it's great; THEY often don't.
How many non-librarians know
- how we order books?
- about the library bill of rights?
- that we went to grad school?
- that we can get them almost any book?
- what else?
...unless we tell them?
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- Make the most of the tech you have
- Look for free/cheap in solving tech problems
- Trust staff, trust users, trust the web
"I don't know but I can find out..."
and we have a name for it...
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Remember this guy
? He would have liked the "participatory web"
Pay special attention to laws 4 and 5.
[let's look at some specifics]
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
[it's like how for people like me, computers are video games and thus not 'real work']
a few blog search engines: Google blogsearch, technorati, ice rocket
wikis: wikipedia, muppetwiki Koha wiki
libwikis: library success, ala conference, liswiki, blogging libraries wiki
LISNews, law libraries with blogs, special libraries with blogs, Weblogs and Public Libraries article
Getting Started with RSS | What is RSS? [tons of good links] | RSS for non-techie librarians
RSS readers: Google Reader, NetNewsWire for Mac, more options and for other platforms
Jessamyn West is a community technology librarian 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 for everyone.
IM her at iamthebestartist.
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