Library 2.0

Blogs, wikis, RSS & folksonomies (tag clouds)

Online training Program by a handful of librarians

A free course on how to use social software - offered to librarians worldwide.

Examples include how school librarians, public librarians and academic librarians apply blogs

Social media policies includes a series of checklists to help companies, their employees, and their agencies create social media policies.

For School Librarians 

Things That Keep Us Up at Night

Library Tools and Trends; Web 2.0; Web Sites; ... We can do this by changing our mind-set from adopting best practices as defined by our own professional ...

Best Practices in School Library Website Design - by David Walbert. ... Web 2.0 in School Libraries - If writing a web site looks difficult, ...

For Public librarians .... from the Library success wiki comes Reaching Patrons: Online Outreach for Public Libraries a slideshow presentation by Sarah Houghton-Jan with a 20-point checklist. It emphasizes libraries going to the new online locations to find clientele and more...


Learning 2.0 Program; Management of the WSF Information; Online Communities; Personal start-page tools; Podcasting; ... About Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

For Academic librarians
Nice examples of Blogs, wikis and rss in the references of article: Library 2.0: Blogs, Wikis, and RSS to Serve the Library
Hootsuite A social media dashboard to manage social networks.

RSS (Really Simple Syndication OR Rich Site Summary)  helps various social media interact with each other 

Feed Computer icon.
"RSS means a Twitter user can update their Twitter feed and have that content also appear on Facebook. Some libraries use RSS to pull their Twitter feed onto their library website. The beauty of RSS is that one need not understand the technology of the tool to use it well. RSS means that we do not need to visit each website to track changes, but, rather, an RSS reader will alert us when one of our tracked blogs or sites have been updated. RSS greatly facilitates almost every Web 2.0 technology. It is an excellent tool for filtering and keeping up with information" . 

Source: Click, A & Petit, Joan. 2010. Social networking and Web 2.0 in information literacy. Int J Inform & Libr Rev 42:137-142. 

Researchers and RSS

 Researchers may and should (!) use RSS to keep them updated on new information and save them time. An RSS can be created on a term, a topic, or a source like a specific journal title according to your professional interest. This is the web 2.0 technology that I have marketed most often amongst our researchers and postgraduates. The Refworks bibliographic reference software that are available on our campus, also have a built in RSS reader, which makes it easy to almost seamlessly pull in references from a RSS reader and save it in the Reference software.    

Overview of RSS available via Common Craft.

RSS Tutorials from Dr Leslie Sikos

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