Sunday, 3 February 2013

 INF506 OLJ Post 2

What is Library 2.0? 

Activity Visit ASU's collection of The Library Minute videos and view five (5) of these one minute videos, then visit two (2) of the other Web 2.0 tools used as part of the ASU Library Channel suite at

Write a critical evaluation on ASU Libraries use of these platforms to achieve  the 4Cs of social media (in no more than 350 words).

The four underlying principles of Web 2.0 tools are : Content, Collaboration, Community and Collective Intelligence. Taken together, these four themes constitute the value system of social media. A recent underlying principle is also Crowd Sourcing. (Hay, 2012)
Collaboration, refers to the idea that social media facilitates the combination of small individual actions into meaningful collective results. As the participants engage with compelling content, the content becomes the centre of conversations.  Community, refers to the idea that social media facilitates sustained collaboration around a shared idea, over time and often across space. Content Creation, refers to the idea that social media tools allow everyone to become a creator, by making the publishing and distribution of multimedia content both free and relatively easy.
Crowd sourcing allows us to source a crowd for answers through social media. It can offer a valuable and beneficial option for getting information or an opinion on a given topic.

The Library Channel at the Arizona State University (ASU) produces podcasts, videos, and the award-winning Library Minute series to inform the ASU community about services and events.
The Library Channel was created collaboratively by librarians within the ASU libraries.
It has links to Web2.0 tools and SN sites like twitter, YouTube, flickr, vimeo, itunes and Facebook. – opportunities for content creation.

allows for opportunities to promote the library and library events to the wider community of users, ability for users to share the information and post comments.It also allows for crowd sourcing to allow for the community to voice their opinions and then the library can make informed decisions.

The Twitter account has over 2,000 followers and there have been over 1300 tweets.  It informs users of events, provides update on resources and allows for interaction  with users and other branches.
The Library Minute  caters for all members of the community. There is a mixture of visual and aural effects. Amongst the information presented there are word images, real life scenes, video shorts - from current and olden day movies and TV shows- , diagrams, and most of all humour. There is the opportunity to stop the presentation at any time and rewind 

The presentations cover: possible  use  of the variety of learning spaces, resources and  ongoing digital technological development which enhances twenty-first century learning for twenty-first century learners.   
* ASU Libraries. (2013) Facebook. Retrieved January 30 from *   ASU Libraries. (2012). The Library Channel. Retrieved 18 December, 2012, from 
*  ASU Libraries. (2009). Library Minute : Fun Things at the Library. Retrieved December 28, 2012 from 
* ASU Libraries. (2009). Library Minute : Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery. Retrieved December 28, 2012 from 
* ASU Libraries.(2012). Library Minute : Mobile Security. Retrieved December 28, 2012 from 
* ASU Libraries. (2010). Library Minute : Open Access. Retrieved December 28, 2012 from 
* ASU Libraries. (2011). Library Minute : Study Spaces. Retrieved December 28, 2012 from 
*ASU Libraries. (2013) twitter. Retrieved January 30 from 
* Hay, L. (2012). What is Library 2.0? [INF506 Module 3]. Retrieved February 2, 2013, from Charles Sturt University website: 
* Mishra, G. (2009). Digital Activism & the 4Cs Social Media Framework . Retrieved from

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