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Presentation by Rebecca Blakeley for the 2008 Louisiana Library Association Conference.

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<ul><li> 1. Government Documents 2.0 Web 2.0 Initiatives for Depository Library Websites Rebecca Blakeley, MLIS</li></ul> <p> 2. Web 2.0 = Its all about YOU 3. We are in Web 3.0 Beta Mode 4. What is Government 2.0? </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Access </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Participatory</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Its not utopia yetproblems with: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Digital Authentication and archiving </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Digital Divide </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 5. Examples of Government 2.0 </p> <ul><li><ul><li>DIPNOTE : U.S. Dept of State blog </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Govt. agencies usingTwitter </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>GovGab : GSAs U.S. Govt. Blog </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 6. What is Gov Docs 2.0? </p> <ul><li>Using social technologies to expand depository library services.</li></ul> <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul> <ul><li>RSS </li></ul> <ul><li>Another way to bring documents to the people! </li></ul> <p>social software wikis IM blogs social networking photo sharing 7. Gov Doc Group onLibrary 2.0 Ning Network </p> <ul><li><ul><li>http:// www.ning.com </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 8. Gov Doc 2.0 @ the McNeese Federal Depository Library </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Social bookmarking (website tags) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Blog/RSS </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Gov Guides Wiki </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>And more! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>McNeese Gov Doc Dept Homepage </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>http:// library.mcneese.edu/depts/docs/index.htm </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Gov Docs on the Bayou Blog </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>http:// msugovdocs.blogspot.com / </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 9. 10. 11. Google Books </p> <ul><li><ul><li>McNeesesVirtual Gov Doc Library </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Focus on local Louisiana docs </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Antique, historical, rare docs </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>RSS Feed and Subject Tags </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 12. Google Custom Search Engines</p> <ul><li>Tailored search using Google's technology</li></ul> <ul><li>Restricts search results based on websites or web domains you specify </li></ul> <ul><li>Assures quality in websites searched </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Ex. only peer-reviewed or .gov </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Narrows search to a subset of the Internet that you choose.</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Ex. field specific </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Custom Search Engines in Action </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>McNeese Depositorys CSEs </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 13. OpenCongress and Govtrack </p> <ul><li><ul><li>http:// www.opencongress.org </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>http:// www.govtrack.us </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Perfect examples of Web 2.0 technology furthering transparency in government! </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 14. Fun With Flickr &amp; YouTube </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Lets Cook With Gov Docs </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 15. How the heck do youfind time for this? </p> <ul><li>Remember this mantra:</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Just try it!Make some time. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Keep it simple &amp; easy:</li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>15-30 minutes a day (carefulits easy to spend hours on these fun tools!) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Try one new tool a day for a week and then pick the ones you enjoy working with the most and/or you think your patrons will use. </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 16. Helpful Guides 17. Why should I make time for all this?</p> <ul><li>To get our knowledge, helpfulness, and information expertise out there where the users are. </li></ul> <ul><li>Get people to think of us as the go to resource for their government info needs. </li></ul> <ul><li>Make us findable in an online environment </li></ul> <ul><li>Expanding the core mission of depository libraries: providing access and serving our users. </li></ul> <p> 18. And nowyour moment of zen </p> <ul><li><ul><li>This is more than play and more than about what we can do. Its also about what weshoulddo </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>~Woody Evans, Embryonic Web 3.0 article in Jan. 2008 issue ofSearchermagazine </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 19. For more info </p> <ul><li><ul><li>My Blog and Wiki: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>http://msugovdocs.blogspot.com </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>http://msugovdocsdept.pbwiki.com </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Contact Me! </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>337-475-5740 </li></ul></li></ul>