Category Archives: Web 2.0

Second Assignment: Part A Evaluation

OLJ Module 3: Library 2.0 Building Academic Library 2.0: Meredith Farkas I felt Farkas’ speech clearly demonstrated the principles of Web 2.0: collaboration, conversation, community and content creation (4Cs) and then provided numerous examples of how these could be incorporated … Continue reading

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Module 3: Library 2.0

Web 2.0 (Miller) Library 2. 0 (Casey and Savastinuk) Miller outlines his thoughts regarding Web 2.0 and how this can be translated into library environment. He lists the following Web 2.0 characteristics: Freeing of data: access is a right rather … Continue reading

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Module 2: Mashups

Mashups are interactive Web 2.0 applications that utilise content retrieved from external data sources to create new and innovative services Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) The API permits web communities to create an open architecture for sharing content and data. As … Continue reading

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Module 2: Blogs and Microblogging

Blogs Simple and prolific. Adopted by subject librarians in university libraries with mixed results due to content and frequency of posts. I chose WordPress to host my Online Learning Journal based on a seminar I attended whilst at RMIT where … Continue reading

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Module 1: Web 2.0 Social Networking and the social life of information

Begins with an exploration of definitions of Web 2.0 through Wikipedia, O’Reilly and Youtube Key points Wikipedia: McAfee’s SLATE acronym and also consider Tim Berners Lee assertion that Web 2.0 is simply a ‘piece of jargon’. O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Meme … Continue reading

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Module 4: making Web 2.0 work for your organisation

Brookover, S. (2007). Why we blog, Library Journal, 15 November. Retrieved from I’m a big fan of blogs but you have to be clear before you create a blog about why you want to blog, who it is aimed … Continue reading

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Building Academic Library 2.0

Last week I watched Meredith Farkas address the conference at UC Berkeley via YouTube. One of the points she raises is for libraries to harness Web 2.0 tools to highlight or market their collection. Following day I posted on the … Continue reading

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