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Digital Libraries & Social Media Sandbox

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for iConference 2010 "Developing a Collaborative Sandbox for Digital Library Research" - digital libraries and social media by Lorri Mon, Florida State University, College of Communication & …

for iConference 2010 "Developing a Collaborative Sandbox for Digital Library Research" - digital libraries and social media by Lorri Mon, Florida State University, College of Communication & Information

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  • 1. Social Media in the Life of the Digital Library
    • How should we develop and grow the user community as well as the researcher community around IPL2?
    • How open and interactive should the digital library be? 
    • How much should it allow users to interact with, add to, rate, create, and remix the resources?
    Lorri Mon, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Communication & Information iConference, February 2010 email: [email_address] Libraries on MySpace 350+ Libraries on Facebook 175+
  • 2. IPL2 in Social Media IPL2 includes Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Delicious, Flickr, YouTube, Slideshare, blog, wiki, forums, blogging community, and more. Second Life Blogging Community Facebook MySpace Twitter Wiki YouTube
  • 3. Bookmarking/Saving What pages in IPL’s digital library are Delicious users saving for later reuse? 226 saved “ IPL Reference ” ; 238 saved “ Pathfinders ” & 1,071 saved “ IPL Kidspace ”
  • 4. Tagging It appears that in late March 2009 , IPL was shown at M ichigan A ssociation for C omputer U sers in L earning conference (observed via Delicious users’ tags) How teachers want to be able to access digital library resources – by course topic and grade level
  • 5. Commenting What are our users saying about us? How can we reach out to our non-users? Twitter user commenting about IPL2 Twitter users retweeting an IPL tweet Blogging community users posting & interacting
  • 6. Visibility Top Countries Top Cities Top Languages FACEBOOK FAN PAGE USER STATISTICS To what extent and in what areas might digital library users want visibility, rather than privacy? Do they want to represent themselves with a photo, celebrate birthdays, and be recognized as repeat users in the digital library?

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