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Science librarianship and Web 2 0

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Web 2.0


What tools are you using?

  • Blogs
  • WordPress
  • Blogger (Google)


How do you keep up with it?

How are you using it?


Tumblr.com, such as http://www.sciencelibrary.org/

Typepad (web version) (moveable type), such as http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/scitech_101/

Wordpress.org – you can download or use their hosted version

Drupal – opensource software; combines blog & CMS


Personal blogs vs. Library blog – looking @ either / both?


All pretty customizable, depending on time and expertise


Quick poll of attendees and how they use blogs; a lot of attendees blogging (personally); far fewer in Libraries


 How often do you update it?

  • Science-specific blog – University of Puget Sound
  • NREL – We’ll be using with a blog


RSS – reception from faculty

Kraus – they can just subscribe based on tag (chemistry, e.g.), such as http://collaborativelibrarianship.wordpress.com/tag/new_issue/feed/

U. of Arizona – reasons are not necessarily about age, but can depend on discipline; faculty in sciences tend to be more recepive, while humanities more “book” oriented but that’s a possibly false stereotype


People are using these technologies but in pieces not necessarily the terms (Web 2.0, RSS, etc.)


You really need to find out what user needs are and how they want it delivered to them.


Eric – Web redesign this year.


U of Ariz – You don’t have to be tech savvy unless you’re downloading


Blogs can be monitored: one person can be voice of library

How many people contribute / write content?


Kraus: Mostly me, but 2 or 3 others will contribute – more of a newsletter (“newsy”) stuff


Feedburner – RSS service (Google)

Sits between your blog and users’ aggregator (reader)

Wordpress plugins

Recommend: Google Reader


 Joe Kraus: Collaborative Librarianship News

  • Kraus and Valerie Horton
  • WP set up x number of people auth., ed., etc.
  • Subscribe to new users via blog


On Blogspot: Science and Engineering Resources @ Penrose

Also has personal blogs & some w/ other librarians


What do you subscribe to via RSS?

Libguides.com – Research Guides

Scopus results – CUNY page pulls results into page – snippet of java code you can insert in page provided by Scopus – Brooklyn College Library


 RSS feeds can be connected to email


 How to keep up in field – instruction


Science.gov daily news digest


Social Networking Sites

Facebook. Twitter. MySpace. Ning

Claremont Colleges using it at the Ref Desk chat with students

YouTube video National Association put them up – put up on Facebook – huge right now & Twitter seems to be waning


 Mashups – You can pull in your Facebook, Twitter, etc.

[I mentioned Nicole Engard's book on Library Mashups]


Library mashups

How do you use tiny urls

Creepy treehouse – some students don’t like “adults” getting into Facebook, etc.

-          may be changing


U of Az – using Facebook and Twitter as pilots

Prospective student thru residents using it

Grad students comment back – interacting

“Campus closures”

Campus communications office has Twitter feed

Newsletter & cited work by Library


Publicity to let students know

WorldCat has app you can put on your Facebook

JStor “ “ “ etc.


Organizations (SLA, etc.) have Facebook page and you can pick up on what’s happening there


 Mashups – 2 different data sets to talk to one another

  • Google Maps & Scopus:
  • Geography data & discipline
  • Find top-cited publications & pull more data
  • Co-author info
  • Scopus API – hosted on Scopus Integration website

Lots of science social sites – put on wiki


Social Network Tools (web 2.0) in Science 

MyExperiment Share experiments, protocols

Connotea and other reference sharing/networking tools like CiteULike

GeneWiki Collaborate on gene annotation using wikipedia

SciVee social-networking science video sharing

Blog post on some more science 2.0 sites

ResearchBlogging peer-reviewed papers reviewed, blogged about and aggregated here. 

Comments (1)

Jeffra Bussmann said

at 3:46 pm on Jan 13, 2010

I mentioned in one of the sessions (cannot remember if it was this one but it seems like the appropriate place) LibWorm for gathering library-related topics in RSS feeds. www.libworm.com. Check it out!! At the main page, click on either Subjects or Tags to see latest blog postings on library topics.

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