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Libraries on the move shifting barriers, going places, sharing spaces
Libraries on the move:
shifting barriers, going
places, sharing spaces
Content
• What is social software?
• Emerging technologies (Horizon report) & the
role of libraries:
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Grassroots video
Collaboration webs
Mobile broadband
Data mashups
Collective intelligence
Social operating systems
Horizon report 5 year meta trend: Games as
pedagogical platforms
• Conclusion
What is social software?
Social software encompasses a range of
software systems that allow users to interact and
share data. (This computer-mediated communication
has become very popular with social sites like MySpace
and Facebook, media sites like Flickr and YouTube, and
commercial sites like Amazon.com and eBay.) Many of
these applications share characteristics like
open APIs, service oriented design, and the
ability to upload data and media. The terms Web
2.0 and (for large-business applications)
Enterprise 2.0 are also used to describe this
style of software. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_software
The HORIZON REPORT 2008
Emergent technologies and
their relevance to teaching,
learning and creative
expression
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http://www.slideshare.net/bochamberlain/the-horizon-report-2008-presentation
The 6 Emergent Technologies
• Grassroots Video
• Collaboration Webs
• Mobile Broadband
• Data Mashups
• Collective Intelligence
• Social Operating Systems
Emergent Technology
The main sections of the
report describe six emergent
technologies or practices that
will likely enter mainstream
use in learning-focused
organizations within three
adoption horizons over the
next one to five years.
Grassroots video
• Tools for assembling and editing clips are
free or extremely low cost e.g. FixMyMovie
(www.fixmymovie.com) enhances the
quality of digital video & optimizes it for
online distribution
• There are dozens of web communities that
offer easy-to-access outlets for distribution
and richly featured search and tagging
functions
Video Contest Submission
Allen County Public Library
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxp3E3YUdQ
Video clips on the Library’s FB
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pretoria-South-Africa/UP-LibraryServices/34563526704
YouTube channel for UP Library
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy0f-qHSHM4
Collaboration webs
• To manage the creation and workflow of rich media
projects (see www.splashup.com for photos and
www.jumpcut.com for videos, to name just two examples);
capture a sketch with audio narration
(www.sketchcast.com); or publish presentations and
slideshows (www.slideshare.net; www.slide.com ).
• Online collaborative workspaces: do-it-yourself social
networks like Ning (www.ning.com); sharable personalized
start pages that are “pagecast”—shared, in other
words—from services like Netvibes (www.netvibes.com) or
Pageflakes (www.pageflakes.com ); and social networks like
Facebook (www.facebook.com).
I think this is the best library I've been in so far... I
really don't mind the fact that some of the
computers don't have editing capabilities on some
levels because I the end of the day, most students
are registered for at least 2 other computer labs
plus the library... Anyway, I like the fact that they
have the reserved collection. Some of us don't
have the budget for expensive textbooks... I just
enjoy the humanities level because they have a
collection of French books that I always wanted to
read when I was a kid back in DRC…
Business Facebook for UP Library
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pretoria-South-Africa/UP-Library-Services/34563526704
Facebook: Information
specialists available in the
student environment
Embedded slideshare on Special Collections
Mobile broadband
• There are more than a billion new mobile / cell
phones produced every year - one for every six
people on the planet
• Mobiles are increasingly about networking on
the go. Better displays and new interfaces make
it easier to interact with an ever expanding
variety of content
• Mobiles now keep us in touch in almost all the
ways that laptops used to; with email, web
browsing, photos and videos, documents and
shopping- all available without the need for a
hotspot or a power outlet.
Download our blog on your phone
http://merensky1.mofuse.mobi/
Data mashups
• Mashup - a web application that combines
data from more than one source via a single
unified tool. i.e.- data visualization.
• Tools like Google’s Mashup Editor
http://code.google.com/gme/ and Yahoo Pipes
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ both make it
relatively easy to create applications that
grab online data organize it and display it the
way the author wants.
Integrating MeeboMe (a chat function) with
the University of Calgary catalogue
Collective intelligence
• The knowledge imbedded within societies or large
groups.
• Explicit: knowledge gathered and recorded by large
groups.
• Implicit: intelligence that is distilled from data generated
by the activities of people over time.
• Examples: Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.com), Cellphedia and
other self-correcting, social encyclopedias provide
opportunities for research and self-study, giving students
the chance to practice the construction of knowledge, as
well as consuming it.
Social operating systems
• The main idea is to place people and
relationships at the center of informational space
• Paradigm shift from the web as an application
and file sharing platform to the view that the real
value of the network lies in the way it helps us
create, identify and sustain relationships
• Analysis of data mined from all available data
i.e.- cc fields of email, attendee lists from
conferences, tagged Flickr photos, comments in
blogs, co-authored presentations and papers
and so on…
• Collaborative research
Yahoo Life! concept
… a service the integrates
email, structured data, social
context, tags and a variety of
other applications.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=7503
Consolidated SAMI VRE components
Repositories:
research results;
experiments;
literature &
documents
Identification of
research area
Literature review &
indexing
Dissemination &
artifacts
Skype, smart
board, video
conferences
E-learning
system for
researchers
(Collaborative)
Electronic Lab
book
Integrated
data
management
system
Red: none
Orange: some
Yellow: all
Web/wiki/blog: search engines,
databases; researchers &
topics; funders, portals,
communication, projects
Real time
communication
Identification of
collaborators
Proposal writing
Training / mentoring
etc
Scientific workflow
Servers with
data files
Internal shared
database of
indexed articles
Sophisticated
instruments that
generate digital
information and data
Mathematical modelling tools;
numerical algorithm tools; simulation
software; in silico experiments
Identification of
funding sources
Document
management
system
Generic
software e.g.
MS / Open
Office
Project management
Access to
research
networks &
super
computers;
access to labs
with in silico
screening +
Project
management
system
(Free) Data
analysis
software
VRE demonstrator
Access and authentication
Library resources
Internet
resources
Alerts and RSS feeds – may help with
info overload
Horizon report 5 year meta trend:
Games as pedagogical platforms
Games developed for information
literacy: general & catalogue
Fly UP