Library 2.0

Enterprise Search
eDiscovery Search

Library 2.0

"Some see...Web 2.0 as a set of ever-evolving tools that can benefit online users," notes Stephens in the report's introduction. "With these tools, users can converse across blogs, wikis, and at photo-sharing sites...via comments or through online discussions.... Some libraries and librarians are involved in creating conversations, connections, and community via many of these social tools. But it may be time for more librarians to explore how these tools can enhance communication with users...." (Michael Stevens. "Web 2.0 and Libraries."

Annoyed Librarian blog: "IM, like the phone, is a communication device that implies the initiator of the communication is more important than the recipient, or at least that her time is more important... Unless there's some sort of emergency, your time is not more important to me than my time. I should hope you'd feel the same way... I will resist any technology or trend that gives other people control over my time"
Article: Building a Library Web Site on the Pillars of Web 2.0
Article: IM Me "53 million adults send instant messages on a daily basis. How many are your users or potential users?... IM is also making inroads in the corporate world, on the desktops of more than 11 million Americans. With such a wealth of participants out there, it makes sense that librarians jump into the IM fray to make their services available to their unique audience via this technology" [good notes on how to publicize IM reference]
Article: Library 2.0: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries
Article: Web 2.0: Building the New Library
Article: What is Web 2.0?
Blinkx search engine for videos
Blog--Create your own at WordPress Use blogs for internal staff communications, or get patron feedback while marketing your library
Blog Search Engine
Desktop Search
eDiscovery Search
Flickr photo sharing site
Instant Messaging: Meebo IM everyone on AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, and Jabber for free; brings IM to the Web
Instant Messaging Reference at Binghamton University
Instant Messaging Reference Info
Intranet Search
Legal Desktop/Intranet Search
Librarian Search Guide Web 2.0 search engines
Library 2.0 Article
NetVibes Netvibes lets individuals assemble all in one place their favorite websites, blogs, email accounts, social networks, search engines, instant messengers, photos, videos, podcasts, widgets, and everything else they enjoy on the Web
Podcast Recording Software free Audacity: Use podcasting to create specific programming for teens, adults, youth; do library tours; archive lectures and meetings; library news; staff training and development
RSS for news feeds and podcasts. Provide feeds on new books, readers' advisory/announcements, etc. Use podcasting to create specific programming for teens, adults, youth; do library tours; archive lectures and meetings; library news; staff training and development
RSS--Create Your Own Feed at bloglines
RSS--Create your own: Tutorial
Second Life a 3D world created and owned by its residents
Slide Presentation: The Social Internet: A New Community Role for Libraries?
Slow Library blog about the slow library movement
Tagging users can tag catalog items. Use III to set up. Allows patrons to rate and review items and to searach "Popular Choices" search results (Encore by III)
TexShare YouTube Video
Why You Should Fall to Your Knees and Worship a Librarian blog
Wiki--Create Your Own free PB Wiki... use wikis as a library intranet, for committees to track work, as a patron suggestion box, as an FAQ for common reference questions
Wiki--Create Your Own free Speed Wiki
Wiki--Create Your Own Free software which can be installed on your machine--Media Wiki
WIKIS page of links

Enterprise (Desktop/Intranet) Search

"What started as an attempt to search the desktop and networked file systems [intranet] eventually merged with the web search and became "Enterprise."... leaders are Yahoo, Microsoft, Ask, Google, Copernic, and X1" (Andrew K. Pace. "Beam Me Up, Enterprise." American Libraries, April, 2007: 24-5).

(also, see "eDiscovery")
Best Desktop Search Engines Copernic, Yahoo, X1, Google Desktop (all free; links listed)
Comparison Chart of Desktop Search Engines
Copernic Desktop Search Engine download free; also searches intranet
Desktop Search Engines Threaten SSL VPN Security "New PC indexing tools such as Google Desktop Search pose security risks to businesses that use SSL remote access because the tools copy material accessed during SSL sessions"
dtSearch (desktop text search engine--shareware)
Enterprise Search Center same people who hold an Enterprise Summit every year; articles, news, information; evaluates and demos enterprise search engines
Google Desktop Search download here for free; does not search intranet
Omnifind Enterprise Search solution IBM and Yahoo combined to create this free search engine; available as a download
VC File Rename "Most scanners and digital cameras create meaningless file names. Auto File Naming allows you to create descriptive and consistent file names based on predefined lists. The program can also copy or move files to the appropriate folders. This program is a useful compliment to the Desktop Search engines" (30-day trial, $21.95)
X1 Desktop Search Engine download free; also search intranet
Yahoo Desktop Search Engine download free; does not search intranet


eDiscovery is a subcategory of Enterprise Search which addresses legal issues. "Electronic discovery (also called e-discovery or ediscovery) refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. E-discovery can be carried out offline on a particular computer or it can be done in a network" (,,sid14_gci1150017,00.html).

"In some circles, eDiscovery is referred to as "information collection technology""... leading names in this area are Recomind, "Endeca, Fast, Autonomy, Grokker, Hakia, Vivisimo, and Convera" (Andrew K. Pace. "Beam Me Up, Enterprise." American Libraries, April, 2007: 24-5).

Definition of eDiscovery
eDiscovery Bursts Onto the Scene" "Each week brings yet another news story about a company paying large fines because of electronic evidence such as incriminating emails or failed electronic discovery (eDiscovery) efforts. Increasing litigation and high costs will force enterprises to think more proactively about how to collect, review, format, and produce content in response to a discovery request. But this is a challenge because of the large number of technologies involved like forensics and collection tools, search, and document management (DM)"

Colby Glass, MLIS