Social Media – sharing and discovering information <ul><li>Social Network:  </li></ul><ul><li>Open: Facebook,  Odnoklassni...
Social Media for Libraries <ul><li>We have to be where our readers are! </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media sites combine the a...
Sites to take note of… <ul><li>www.facebook.com largest of the online social networks, with more than 600 million users [J...
Facebook <ul><li>Founded by a Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Membership open to all since 2007 </li></ul><ul><li...
Some examples on how institutions and library groups are using Facebook <ul><li>Italian: Facebook group  http://www.facebo...
Delicious: <ul><li>Save your bookmarks on a remote server </li></ul><ul><li>Unrestricted access  </li></ul><ul><li>Make yo...
Folksonomy – non-hierarchical taxonomy by collaborative tagging
Other User Generated Content media <ul><li>Upload and share content:  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare:  http://ww...
Interconnection: all in one place  <ul><li>Share information/ log in from a Blog or Web page: </li></ul>http://www.number1...
Final Thoughts… <ul><li>“ The focus is shifting away from the traditional library as place and toward a more ubiquitous pr...
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  1. 1. Social Media – sharing and discovering information <ul><li>Social Network: </li></ul><ul><li>Open: Facebook, Odnoklassnik Одноклассники (Russia), MinuElu (Estonia), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted: Yammer, Academia, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmark: </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious, CiteUlike, Diigo, etc </li></ul><ul><li>User Generated Content: </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube, Soundcloud, Flickr, etc </li></ul>
  2. 2. Social Media for Libraries <ul><li>We have to be where our readers are! </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media sites combine the abilities to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage more effectively with colleagues and readers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish new networks; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore and share information between you and other professionals (curators, librarians, students, academics, etc). </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Sites to take note of… <ul><li>www.facebook.com largest of the online social networks, with more than 600 million users [Jan. 2011], 1 billion predicted by end of this year </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.academia.edu / Fast growing and most associated with researchers, colleges & universities – described as “the Facebook for academics.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online bookmark for URLs that allow users to “tag” and share their bookmarks. Very useful for discovering and promoting new e-resources </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Facebook <ul><li>Founded by a Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Membership open to all since 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians and Journalists form two of the largest networks on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals 25 and up are the fastest growing demographic </li></ul><ul><li>85% of UK HE have Facebook profiles </li></ul>http://www.facebook.com/
  5. 5. Some examples on how institutions and library groups are using Facebook <ul><li>Italian: Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48470627859&v=wall </li></ul><ul><li>German: how Facebook widget works on your Web page: http://www.igs.bham.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>UK Library groups on Facebook: http ://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid =128069307236228&v=wall </li></ul>
  6. 6. Delicious: <ul><li>Save your bookmarks on a remote server </li></ul><ul><li>Unrestricted access </li></ul><ul><li>Make your saved bookmarks private or public </li></ul><ul><li>Establish network with people with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>Discover new resources and Web pages </li></ul>http://www.delicious.com/
  7. 7. Folksonomy – non-hierarchical taxonomy by collaborative tagging
  8. 8. Other User Generated Content media <ul><li>Upload and share content: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Interconnection: all in one place <ul><li>Share information/ log in from a Blog or Web page: </li></ul>http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/latest-news/2010/12/website-traffic-for-november-2010-57779 http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/02/25/world/europe/AP-EU-Russia-US-Stolen-Documents.
  10. 10. Final Thoughts… <ul><li>“ The focus is shifting away from the traditional library as place and toward a more ubiquitous presence, striving to meet users where they are” </li></ul><ul><li>(B. S. Mathews, Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s Users, Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited 2007, pg. 82) </li></ul>

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