Published on March 4, 2014
“Build on our innovative use of ICT by implementing and exploring new technologies.”
An assessment of how various web 2.0 tools, resources and applications can be used within a library and research service. Identification of the positive aspects of using these tools as well as the risks. An evaluation of the potential of these tools/applications for the delivery of information to L&RS staff and to our endusers
Conferences Literature and seminars reviews Application trials Benefit/Risk assessment
Members now using Social Media Reduced resources Less ICT Section resistance Real potential for service provision
Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, LinkedIn, Yammer, Joomla, RSS, Wordpress, Blogger Slideshare and many more Shortlisted: • Yammer • Wordpress • Blogger • Joomla
Privacy and security Cost Ease of use - admin Ease of use – end user Widgets/plugins/themes Local installation Blogging element Posting by email/text User levels Support
Local installation (security!) Free of charge Tried and tested application User friendly at multiple levels Widgets, plugins, themes. User access options Excellent blogging element Excellent online support network Existing staff experience and expertise
www.wordpress.com to sign up for a web-based blog www.wordpress.org to download locally hosted blog
Implementation (action 4) Knowledge sharing Project development team Training Business case ICT Unit Consultation Multi site network development Launch Oct 2012
Reports and recommendations Presentation GLINT article to L&RS Team
Sponsors Team leaders Wordpress ICT Unit Development Team
Early consultation Agreement Business in principle case Service Level Agreement Contact person
Self learning: Wordpress.com Help Self learning: Wordpress.com test site Cascade Formal training training
Members automatically subscribed Announcement Key by email content delivery Online user guides
Post implementation actions 1. Management information (statistics) 2. User Survey online 3. Focus Group On-going redevelopment
Statistics plugin – WassUp
Online Survey Focus Group Meetings Informal feedback Improvements based on feedback
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