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Books, Bytes Blogs and Wikis Wider Rationales for UWF Libraries New Technology Strategies Ray

Books, Bytes Blogs and Wikis Wider Rationales for UWF Libraries New Technology Strategies Ray Uzwyshyn, Ph. D. , MLIS Dept. of Digital and Learning Technologies UWF Libraries, 2008 -2009

Library Blog Library Wiki Library Weblog: Books and Bytes Available from Homepage, Jan 2008

Library Blog Library Wiki Library Weblog: Books and Bytes Available from Homepage, Jan 2008 Wordpress 2. 26 – PHP/MYSQL Library Task Force Wiki Internal, Staff Groups, July 2008 Wikimedia – PHP/My. SQL http: //library. uwf. edu http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/library http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/tf-wiki 1. 12

What are Blogs and Wikis? New Tools to Navigate, Share and Interact with Information

What are Blogs and Wikis? New Tools to Navigate, Share and Interact with Information - Develop knowledgebases Easily Publishable Online Representations of News or Domains of Knowledge

Why do Weblogs and Wikis matter? • Next generation web tools (evolutionary) • Envision

Why do Weblogs and Wikis matter? • Next generation web tools (evolutionary) • Envision new, dynamic ways to deliver and interact with information • It’s where our users (students) are • Collaboration possibilities have evolved on the Web • Enable opportunities for learning, communication and knowledge development

Advantages v Instant publishing to the Internet v cost little or nothing (open source)

Advantages v Instant publishing to the Internet v cost little or nothing (open source) v Provide features that open interaction with others v Empowering v allow new avenues for development of thoughts, ideas and materialization of ideas v Exciting and Dangerous: instant feedback regarding our services, announcements and events

Wikis & Blogs Characterized as v Web 2. 0 Information Technology Tools Participatory Media

Wikis & Blogs Characterized as v Web 2. 0 Information Technology Tools Participatory Media v Citizens’ Media v Disruptive Technologies To Publish on the Web

Why are UWF Libraries exploring Weblogs and Wikis? • Keeps the library technologically/ culturally

Why are UWF Libraries exploring Weblogs and Wikis? • Keeps the library technologically/ culturally relevant • Keep our digital information space and infrastructure up-to -date • Meets the demographic of changing student/faculty needs

The Millennials (born 1980 -2000) Currently largest and most diverse student generation in American

The Millennials (born 1980 -2000) Currently largest and most diverse student generation in American history 39% of total population; 36% minority Techembracing Generation N Collaborationoriented Neil Howe and William Strauss, Millennial Rising, Vintage, 2000

Millennial Have Online Democratic Expectations Not trapped in TV paradigm Not interpellated in One

Millennial Have Online Democratic Expectations Not trapped in TV paradigm Not interpellated in One Way Epistemic systems. Millennial expect Interaction with Information (Participatory Democracy) Neil Howe and William Strauss, Millennial Rising, Vintage, 2000

Web 2. 0: User experience • Information Expectations are changing – Change in the

Web 2. 0: User experience • Information Expectations are changing – Change in the way users consume information/ emphasis on interaction – Subtle changes in technology lead to larger effects

Information Seeking Among 10, 000 Millennial Pew Foundation Study, 2007 1) 60% The Web

Information Seeking Among 10, 000 Millennial Pew Foundation Study, 2007 1) 60% The Web In a virtual setting 2) 15% Google 95% Web 3) 12% Weblogs 4) 8% Specialized Websites, Wikis 5) 2% From or in a group 6) 2% Cell, PDA, GPS (mobile to a destination) 7) 0. 5% From a book/print source 8) 0. 3% In a classroom 9) 0. 15% From a teacher/professor 10) 0. 15% At the library reference desk How can you best find relevant information?

Web 2. 0: 1998 -2008 Interactive Web: Explosion of Commenting

Web 2. 0: 1998 -2008 Interactive Web: Explosion of Commenting

Information Sharing, Frank public evaluation 75% of internet users 15 -35 regularly rate persons,

Information Sharing, Frank public evaluation 75% of internet users 15 -35 regularly rate persons, organizations, or organizational services online

Review By Peers, 1998 -2008

Review By Peers, 1998 -2008

Potential of Feedback (2 way communication with Users, Democratic Media, participatory epistemology, participatory democracy)

Potential of Feedback (2 way communication with Users, Democratic Media, participatory epistemology, participatory democracy)

What are our patrons/students/faculty thinking?

What are our patrons/students/faculty thinking?

Information Sharing and Evaluation 81% of 15 -35 year olds regularly comment on weblogs

Information Sharing and Evaluation 81% of 15 -35 year olds regularly comment on weblogs 35% also post daily on blogs, wikis and social networking sites

Content Creation by Age

Content Creation by Age

Accessing New Information Content 79% of internet users 18 -35 subscribe at least 1

Accessing New Information Content 79% of internet users 18 -35 subscribe at least 1 blog

Information Customization Two thirds of 15 -35 year old internet users use RSS feeds

Information Customization Two thirds of 15 -35 year old internet users use RSS feeds

http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/library

http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/library

Share Information

Share Information

Inform

Inform

Hyper. Link to Deeper Web Resources

Hyper. Link to Deeper Web Resources

Permalink and Archive Include Archives (Searchable) http: //librarydigital services. uwf. edu/l ibrary/? p=55 Include

Permalink and Archive Include Archives (Searchable) http: //librarydigital services. uwf. edu/l ibrary/? p=55 Include unique URL for each post (Permalink)

Save Useful Links

Save Useful Links

Subscribe

Subscribe

Characteristics of a Blog? Frequently Updated Posts ü 1 -2/week 5 -6/month

Characteristics of a Blog? Frequently Updated Posts ü 1 -2/week 5 -6/month

Relatively Pithy Entries üInformation Bytes Rather than ‘Sound Bites’ Death of Literacy - Birth

Relatively Pithy Entries üInformation Bytes Rather than ‘Sound Bites’ Death of Literacy - Birth of Digital/Visual/Information/Media Literacy

Brief Focused Announcements / Articles • 2 -5 Paragraphs/Entry, Brief Focused with links and

Brief Focused Announcements / Articles • 2 -5 Paragraphs/Entry, Brief Focused with links and images

Emphasis on Current Information Newer Entries Older Entries

Emphasis on Current Information Newer Entries Older Entries

Weblog Organization Chronological By Date Thematic By Category Domains of Knowledge

Weblog Organization Chronological By Date Thematic By Category Domains of Knowledge

Sophistication/Scalability is Possible http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/anniversary/ 40 th Anniversary Digital Image Archive as

Sophistication/Scalability is Possible http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/anniversary/ 40 th Anniversary Digital Image Archive as Reverse Engineered Weblog

Wikis http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/tf-wiki-1. 12

Wikis http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/tf-wiki-1. 12

Paradigmatic Shift of Knowledge Production & Dissemination Knowledge Collaboration Tools Open Editable Versioning Historical

Paradigmatic Shift of Knowledge Production & Dissemination Knowledge Collaboration Tools Open Editable Versioning Historical Progression of Encyclopedia Epistemic Trajectories Shifting Models of Scholarly Production http: //www. wikipedia. org/

Getting Started by Contributing http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/tf-wiki-1. 12

Getting Started by Contributing http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/tf-wiki-1. 12

Wikis as Workgroup Collaboration/ Learning Tool Specific Domains of Knowledge Universe of Knowledge Developing,

Wikis as Workgroup Collaboration/ Learning Tool Specific Domains of Knowledge Universe of Knowledge Developing, Sharing, Collaborating on Documents

Everything in A Wiki is Open Editable and Reeditable Simpler Nomenclature (little coding experience

Everything in A Wiki is Open Editable and Reeditable Simpler Nomenclature (little coding experience needed) Radically Open Architecture Organic Morphology

Universe of Knowledge Versioning Histories New Taxonomies of Knowledge Nuanced Knowledge Domains Authors, Revisions,

Universe of Knowledge Versioning Histories New Taxonomies of Knowledge Nuanced Knowledge Domains Authors, Revisions, Reasons, Versions Basic Definition

Interactivity Media Specificity, Disruptive Technology, Paradigm Shift New Tools Impact to Prevailing Models :

Interactivity Media Specificity, Disruptive Technology, Paradigm Shift New Tools Impact to Prevailing Models : Teaching, Scholarly Infrastructures, Scholarly Production Knowledge Production Uncharted Territory, Unexploited, Unexplored

Questions? Library Task Force Wiki Library Weblog: Books and Bytes http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/tf-wiki-1.

Questions? Library Task Force Wiki Library Weblog: Books and Bytes http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/tf-wiki-1. 12 http: //library. uwf. edu http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/library Presentation UWF 40 th Anniversary Digital Image Library http: //library. uwf. edu/weblogwikipresentation. ppt http: //librarydigitalservices. uwf. edu/anniversary/ Project Briefing: D-Lib Sept/Oct 08: http: //www. dlib. org Ray Uzwyshyn, Ph. D. , MLIS Head, Digital and Learning Technologies UWF Libraries, [email protected] edu (850)474 -2448