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Case study on how QUT Library using Web2.0

4 Sep

Hi everyone, yesterday i was attending the Enterprise lecture and there was four QUT librarians explained more about how they attempts to move from the existing website to  Enterprise 2.0. Well, they called it as Library 2.0.. I just have this notion that any websites using web 2.0 will have “2.0” at the end of every words.. Others can be like Shopping 2.0… hehe.. Correct me if im wrong…

Okay, i tried to give you basic overviews about QUT Library 2.0.. Some of the points below reflects what i wrote notes during the lecture…

  • The QUT library 2.0 hosts outside of QUT : 
  • website allows widgets: e,g information about latest book being added to the library.. So this will get updated automatically.
  • Twiter accounts: Staffs has a responsibility  of updating twitter. They mentioned about getting it updated twice a week. It allows students and staffs to follow, ask question and leave feedback regarding books, research or any other issues.
  • QUT external blog –  Librarians have maintained this blog and update information for their personal used and it can also be used by students and staffs to look for some useful information about QUT library as well as commenting about any issues regarding any blog post they have submitted.
  •  RSS feed: they subscribed in feeds and the information will be updated automatically. This feed is embedded into the Library blog.
  • Google Scholar – QUT library also embedded google scholar onto the website. It provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, students can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles.
  • QUT eprints – represents collection of QUT research repositories and digitised collections This can be used by QUT students, researchers as well as general public.
  • Multimedia – Library 2.0 also allows users to upload any multimedia assets such as Image, sound, video and other digital assets for academic purposes.
  • Improve Searching –  more flexible in searching books, articles, etc. They mentioned about they wanted to make search by subjects…
  • Tag – They used tag for easy access to information quicker and more efficient in searching specific data. .
  • Delicious – embedded into the website to bookmark websites whether it is in the form of articles or books, allows them to add tags easily for easy access by students, researcher, staffs as well as general public.
  • Second life – As an extra, qut library might implement sceond life,  3d chat but they are still deciding whether it will be useful or vice versa.In my opinion, it can be useful as well for students who are using secondlife if all important people such as QUT staffs are online at the same time so that students can asked questions about a particular subjects but the problem is, there will be niched of student or staffs will make used of this services  as students dont have time to play and take time searhing for the person of whom we wanted to talk to. More discussion about this would be needed.
  • Facebook – Still on discussion whether it should be implemented or not.

 

SOme of the risks having offsite platforms: What if some of the platforms such as Twitter and Facebook suddenly closing down and all the information will be lost?? mmmm…. What if there are no user participation? There might be alot of risks will be out there that we couldn’t identify in the first place..So therefore the requirements and some of the factors of paradigm shift to web 2.0 should be addressed and well planned web 2.0 structures would be needed.  Librarians staff should gain more knowledged in Web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0 implementation..

Therefore in the few weeks time, We will be developing business proposal that assesses QUT library web 2.0 requirements and propose implementation plan for web 2.o. The proposal is to emphasis the business goals, problems, issues and opportunities facing QUT linrary and suggest web 2.0 tools and concept and practices that meet those business needs  (i.e proposal should not solely focus on the tools themselves but to find an application for those tools within the business. In brief, to provide adoption of web 2.0 concept in strategic way.

To gain more useful information, you can read more about this on my friend’s blog, Nadisha…. Click here 

Guide to Benefits of Companies using Blog?

25 Aug

Hey all i have found a link to marketing strategy: Benefits companies using Blog.. Lets we watch this slideshow together by Paul Chaney, Marketing Director of Bizzuka:

From this slideshow, i like the fact that a blog is a powerful web 2.0 tools especially when it says a blog is the search engine magnets. For instance if we have created a blog post “What is social Media”… Then we google the same topic, the google search engine should show our blog post in the list easily.. Isn’t that amazing.. a Blog can also be used to build a relationship marketing.. example between Companies, Consumer and vendor (or suppliers)…In this era of Blogging become prominent globally, it is assumed that every business should have a blog….Consumer will always be searching for the blog to have a conversation about the companies products whether its in the form of good feedbacks or complains.. One example I found a blog of one company named themselves as Alcoa recycling, this company is a recycling company which has joint venture with Novelis to procure of used aluminum beverage cans (UBCs)…These companies have formed a new independent company called Evermore . Benefits of Alcoa having a blog, it helps them to show all the informations need by the stakeholders such as consumer report, updated aluminium prices and do all business processes  as well as get some feedback from the vendor and consumers. This has compatible with the quote  saying “Market is conversation and Participation is Marketing”..

Kodak’s 1000 Words blog is an excellent example of a company blog that just nails the content.  Instead of focusing on Kodak’s cameras, 1000 Words instead focuses on photography.  This is the difference between using your blog to promote yourself, and to create content that your readers can find value in. 

Another company is Home Good OpenHouse’s. The company has open a blog to give their customers tips how to decorate their house and gardens.  The bloggers make a point to respond to almost every comment individually, and to refer to the commenter by their first name.  Also notice that the commenters also refer to the writer’s by their first name.  This might seem trivial, but that small personal touch is definitely resonating with Openhouse’s blog readers.

Another company blog that i reckon has an excellent sidebar is, believe it or not, Wal-Mart’s Checkout blog.  The Checkout blog includes one key element on its sidebar that most blogs total overlook:  pics of all its writers, and links to their bio.  In my point of views this is HUGELY important, but again most blogs, even most great ones, totally forget to add pics and bios for its writers.  The blog also has Flickr pics, a section explaining what the blog is about, categories, and a search box right at the top.

Free Guide to implement Enterprise 2.0: SLATES = FLATNESSEShtt

23 Aug

Hey good day mate, i found one link introduced by my lecturer Jason watson… About SLATES paradigm or SLATES model introduced by Andrew MCAFEE, what he referred to a guide or ingredient in implementing Enterprise 2.0 at workplace..When you refer to my blog post “Companies implementing Enterprise 2.0“, i discuss more about SLATES and provide a case study of certain companies following SLATES model as their checklist for building Enterprise 2.0 to be used in the workplace. Just to recap SLATES model below taken from Dion Hinchcliffe blog:

stateofenterprise2-p1Dion Hinchcliffe has add up four more additional aspect which is social, emergent, freeform and networked oriented.. As a combination to the SLATES models, it develops a new refined conception of Enterprise 2.0.. which is :

stateofenterprise2-p3

The discussion in my previous blog post Companies implementing Enterprise 2.0, discuss three companies which has move to Enterprise 2.0. Look at some example at NASA Blogsite

nasa

.Nasa has been using wiki to collaborate with team members and upload stuffs and projects to manage them easily.. You can click here to look at their WIKI… I have been browsing through some the Nasa project info and one of their homework are training for Web 2.0? i guess Nasa provide training for their staffs to gain knowledge on Web 2.0 tool to be successfully use it in their workplace.

wiki

WIKIS

As the Enterprise 2.0 introduced in Nasa is having a social networking platform within the organisation and also external participation for other external user to comments on what they wrote on the blog… Therefore information becomes transparent e.g the wiki allows public to see what project they have been doing.. So they have managed to use these emergent software tools for team coordination and provide more freeform tools other than blog and WIKI such as Facebook, Twitter, itunes, etc.. So all these application tools is Network oriented, a web based tool which can be accessed through internet easily…

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