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MATS Blogging the 2008 WAPL Conference

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The 2008 WAPL Conference will be a great place to be, but I know not everyone can get away to Stevens Point on April 30th-May 2nd. Good news -- WLA Media and Technology Section (MATS) members Terry Dawson & Joy Schwarz will be posting their notes about conference programs & sessions here on the WLA blog. In addition, Tasha Saecker will be blogging about WAPL programs at Sites & Soundbytes, and Nichole Fromm will be posting her WAPL musings at nichole's auxiliary storage and photos at jumbledpile's photostream....

WLA 2007: The 411 on Mashups

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Presented by Julie Fricke, Reference and Web Resource Librarian, Lawrence University.Mashups are applications that use more than one source to create something new. Mapping mashups are about 32% of what's out there right now, but photo and news mashups are becoming more popular. Check the Programmable Web for more info.Mashups are:easy to useeasy to findeasy to manipulatethe future of web stuffExamples:Facebook: The Visual BookshelfGoogle Maps APIDaily MashupNewsmapBook CarouselPlaceopediaUSGS Earthquake HazardChicago Crime StatisticsHousing MapSuprGlu (FrickeGlu)Frappr (blogginglibrarians)How do I make one?add this app (point & click - like iGoogle's widgets, Facebook apps)clone (yahoo pipes is an example)program (server side - Google API for example)Implications for libraries:Intellectual property: know when you can use the data or site, so you're not violating copyright; make sure you know when it's okay to remixCopyright: check for Creative Commons licensesProvenance: pay attention to the origin of the info and authorityScale and dependency: can you get support for using...
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    Orchestr8's AlchemyPoint is another mashup builder platform made available in recent weeks. It offers a variety of capabilities n...
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    For people interested in Mashups, I'd suggest that you take a look at MashupMania.com - it's another web based visual mashup tool ...

WLA 2007: Taking the "Non" Out of Non-User

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Presented by Jill S. Stover, Undergraduate Services Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University. Check out her blog at http://librarymarketing.blogspot.com/.The first step is to decide what it is you want people to do. Examine and/or develop your:mission and value statement and objectivesstrategic plangoalsbehaviors (what you want to see)Use SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).See Hennepin County Library's Framework for the Future [pdf].See Ansoff Growth Matrix. (She emphasized using this matrix, so be sure to take a look!)After deciding what behaviors you want to see, decide who you want to reach. Look for holes in services provided in your community and target that market to fill the need.Once you've decided who to target, watch people who are already doing the thing you want to promote. Talk to them to find out what their unmet needs are, so you can meet them and attract non-users. Have your users be ambassadors to your non-users to help...
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WLA 2007: The New Media Ecology

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Presented by Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Internet Project. This session is being heavily blogged, so I'm going to share things that stood out to me vs. a blow-by-blow of the presentation.Some numbers:93% of teens (ages 12-17) use the Internet88% of college students (cs) own cell phones81% of cs own digital cameras63% of cs own MP3 players55% of online teens have created social network profiles - 2/3 of them have taken steps to limit the kinds of information shared in their profiles20% of online adults have social network profiles39% of online teens share their own creations online (artwork, photos, stories or videos - twice the level of adults)33% of online teens have created or worked on web pages or blogs for others (13% of online adults do this)33% of college students blog and regularly post - 54% read blogs (for adults: 12% have a blog and 35% read them)about 1 in...

Tasha explains Library 2.0 for you

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Menasha Public Library Director Tasha Saecker's Wednesday afternoon presentation, Library 2.0: The Movement Explained, was one of those lively, inspiring conference events that make you walk out thinking to yourself, "I'm sure glad I caught that one!"She was incredibly engaging and very persuasive in her promotion of this new, customer-oriented approach to library services. The term is a spinoff of Web 2.0, the subject of another breakout session at this conference and, as Tasha explains it, "simply means making your library space - both physical and virtual - more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs."Library 2.0 represents a dramatic departure from the way some of us have traditionally done library service, which explains why we may be reluctant to embrace it, she said. But ultimately, it offers perhaps the best opportunity for librarians to attract more users and make our libraries the community hubs they are meant to be.Simply defined,...

WLA 2007: Podcasting as a Library Tool

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This session was presented by Keith Schroeder, Library Media Specialist for the Howard-Suamico School District. He has collected a wealth of links to sites about podcasting, including the PowerPoint from his presentation, so be sure to take a look at that, too.What is a podcast? The speaker shared some basic podcast features:content - audio or video - created for an audience to listen to how and when they wantmultimedia files that are distributed over the Internetfiles that can be played on a computer or a portable devicefiles that are distributed through an RSS feedpodcasts are compatible for Mac or PC usersWhy should we use podcasts?library news updatescontent learningdistance learninginterviewingself-paced learninglectures and teaching - playbackHe shared several model library sites. Be sure to take a look at these sites, because these libraries are doing really cool things!Denver Public LibraryLansing Public LibrarySunnyvale Public LibraryKankakee Public LibrarySeattle Public LibrarySchroeder highlighted the need to educate...
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    What a great use of Podcasting. I need to fill in a blank. You say create an RSS feed via feedburner. Feedburner masks your origin...

WLA 2007: Free shirts! But just one....

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Rick Krumwiede, WLAF President, poses for a picture with the cool, and did I say FREE, t-shirts promoting the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. What I really want to know is... who was hogging the shirts and taking more than one?! :)...
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WAPL 2007: Have You Heard About...

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on Friday, May 04, 2007 in WLA Blog Archive
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"recent finds in new technology trends and services, in libraries andbeyond... easy, free ideas" from:Beth Carpenter, Web Services Manager, Outagamie Waupaca Library SystemNichole Fromm, Library Technology Project Support Specialist, South Central Library SystemTasha Saecker, Director, Menasha Public LibraryJoy Schwarz, Web Coordinator/ILL Librarian, Winnefox Library SystemFinally, a presentation with its own business card! Beth, Nichole, Tasha & Joy created a coolly compact and comprehensive -- yet nerdy -- handout, by placing a stack of business cards with their del.icio.us URL in the back of the room.The most important thing was immediately establishing that most of the people in the room knew how to go "Oo oo!" like Horschack (as in "Welcome Back, Kotter"). There were also many longer, drawn-out "ooooo"s & occasional "aaahh"s, indicating that the sophisticated, perceptive audience was both highly impressed and deeply moved.Your mileage may vary, but it's definitely worthwhile to check out the del.icio.us site and play with...

MATS Blogging the 2007 WAPL Conference

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on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 in WLA Blog Archive
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The 2007 WAPL Conference will be a great place to be, but not everyone can get away to Eau Claire May 2nd-4th. Good news; three WLA Media and Technology Section (MATS) members -- Nichole Fromm, Joy Schwarz & Terry Dawson -- will soon be posting their notes about conference programs & sessions, here on the WLA blog. And Stef Morrill will be blogging about WAPL programs over on her Ning blog too....