At the beginning of my Video on the Web presentation, I made a quick video to show how easy it is to create video content. I asked for one takeaway from Internet Librarian, and quickly interviewed three session attendees.
Here’s the final video!
Zeth Lietzau – He did a study on public libraries and web 2.0 tools…
What is Library 2.0? – They defined it via the Wikipedia definition.
in large libraries (ones that serve over 500,000 people), only 45% have an online library card signup! Libraries that serve 100,000 – 499,999 only 15% have an online signup form. Yikes! Uhm… this is not hard, people – it’s a simple signup form!
Other numbers were quite dismal…
estimated percentage of US libraries using various 2.0 technologies:
Some good examples for libraries (from 2005 stats):
What do these innovators have that other libraries don’t?
Geert van den Boogaard, Lauren Stokes
Lauren went first…
She discussed the different blogs her library has and how well they’re doing, a bit about promotion and website stats, and talked about a game they made.
Geert went next: His presentation title is: Connect to people in a library
DOK Agora – putting a big multimedia room in the library. Patrons can put up a multimedia presentation/display … in the library. Their goal is to get patrons making and sharing videos they make.
Digital Art: They’re digitizing and uploading artwork that is seen on a screen in a classroom. hen after a month or so, the kids come to the art gallery in the library and see the real artwork.
Narrowcasting: show stuff over a screen about the library. They’re using a Nintendo Wii for signage.
Bluetooth: when you enter the library, your bluetooth-enabled device goes off – it’s a welcome message from the library