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