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1 Libraries Building Community and Library 2.0 Michelle McLean Information Librarian

2 A Land Down Under Size = 95% of USA mainland Population = 7% of USA US - 1 librarian per 1886 people (2004 US Dept of Labour) OZ - 1 librarian per 1939 people (2001 Census)

3 Australian Initiatives Libraries Building Community Libraries Building Community Reports Text appeal Inside a dog Web 2.0 Picture Australia/Flickr Libraries Interact Second Life and Virtual Libraries Interact

4 Libraries Building Community Study of public libraries by State Library Victoria Initial study 2005, update due April 2007 Reports: Setting the scene, logging the benefits, bridging the gaps, showcasing the best Library census 2006 ations/

5 Showcasing the best 2005 Developing social capital Building individual skills Reaching out to communities Providing a gateway to information

6 Library Census 2006 Cover all 45 public library services 33,000 people surveyed Representative of all age groups, cultural groups, family backgrounds and geography Mainly borrowing books, activities High satisfaction with library services

7 Showcasing the best 2007 Retains same format as 2005 New in-depth case studies Snapshots of other projects Revisit some projects from 2005

8 Text Appeal - Literary Dating Hosted by the State Library of Victoria Based on Belgiums lib-dating program Run over 4 nights in Dec 06, Jan - Feb 07 $20 per person, wine & light refreshments All booked out!

9 Text Appeal - Literary Dating 320 attended 200 on waiting list Media coverage International interest Cost recovery Future?

10 Inside a dog

11 Book reviews Author-in-residence Previews Author interviews Book news Find good reads Forums Competitions

12 Since January 2006 Over 180,000 visits 1500 book reviews 800 forum posts 4000 competition entries Positive feedback

13 Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend. Inside a dog, its too dark to read. Groucho Marx

14 Picture Australia & Flickr Partnership between National Library & Yahoo Aim to enrich the heritage collections available through Picture Australia….. Began January 2006

15 Picture Australia & Flickr People, places and events Over 600 members Over 17,000 images Current and historical content Ourtown - March 07

16 Picture Australia & Flickr Copyright ownership Creative Commons licences Metadata Picture Australia visits

17 Picture Australia and Flickr Easy to administer Issues with tagging Increase in use of Picture Australia NLA has acquired selected images

18 Libraries Interact Nicknamed LINT Blog central for Australian libraries Across sectors/states Independent & IT focussed Team of regulars Guest contributions

19 Libraries Interact Since September 06 Posts Comments Topics Archived by NLA

20 Second Life and VLINT Corporate presences Library related presences Australian Libraries Building Aims

21 Second Life and VLINT Virtual Libraries Interact Spin-off from Libraries Interact Blog central for Australian Libraries in Other Worlds virtualibrariesinteract. info

22 Other Projects Reading Victoria Summer reading program Nov 06- Feb 07 20 books Author events, blog and website SMS votes

23 Reading Victoria - results

24 Learning 2.0 Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries Using PLCMCs Learning 2.0 80 staff and 5 non YPRL participants Local expertise

25 L2 UnConference Held in Melbourne Hosted by Yarra Plenty Libraries Thomastown Library Promoted through blog and email lists Booked out quickly 100 attended

26 L2 UnConference Topics covered: RFID Web 2.0=Library 2.0? Blogs and Wikis Tagging & Social Networking Second Life Virtual service and more

27 Library Lovers Day Valentines Day Activities at libraries to coincide Website Sharing ideas Sharing feedback 2nd year Sponsorship

28 Other initiatives Legal Information Access Centre (NSW) Drug Info @ Your Library (NSW) Health Information Service (NSW) Read around OZ (nationwide)

29 Michelle McLean Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation

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