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1 Tim Hodson Re-imagining the virtual library CASE STUDY One:

2 Tim Hodson Today… A small example Bigger thoughts The four R’s

3 Tim Hodson What we wanted A map showing libraries in Herefordshire. Easy to use Easy to build Easy to maintain Low cost!

4 Tim Hodson The old way… Not particularly attractive The writing is rather small, and in some cases illegible It is interactive - green dots are clickable, but it’s hardly exciting.

5 Tim Hodson How easy? : What do I need? Geographical Coordinates A data store An edit interface

6 Tim Hodson Working With ICT department Where do I start? Web server With PHP, And MySql Write code for map display Write code for coordinate editing build a database Business Case Meetings Persuasion! £

7 Tim Hodson The new way… Talis Directory (part of the Talis Platform) Google Maps + =

8 Tim Hodson The new way…

9 Tim Hodson How does ‘the platform’ help? Helps find the coordinates! Provides the data store Provides the edit functionality It’s FREE!

10 Tim Hodson Working With ICT department What did I have to do? Web server With PHP, And MySql Write code for map display Write code for coordinate editing build a database Business Case Meetings Persuasion! £

11 Tim Hodson Write code for map display… Query the directory for details about Herefordshire's libraries Add the information to a Google map Show the Google map in a webpage

12 Tim Hodson How it works… The webpage loads and gets the maps API My script asks the directory for details of libraries in Herefordshire My script adds a marker for each library The webpage shows the map Done! Talis Directory Google Maps My Script

13 Tim Hodson Bigger thoughts Web 2.0 –User generated content –Thin client computing Open Access to… –Data –APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) The ‘perpetual beta’

14 Tim Hodson Responsive ‘Responsivity’ is a two way process. Users can respond to our data. We can add a new service in a matter of weeks, in response to our user’s needs. If a user sees us as useful, they will come back, and they will bring their friends.

15 Tim Hodson The four R’s Responsive development Re-use existing tools Reduce complexity Reduce cost Library 2.0 –“Library 2.0 describes a subset of library services designed to meet user needs caused by the direct and peripheral effects of Web 2.0“ Michael Habib

16 Tim Hodson Finally, have a go!


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