Why Social Networking

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  • Why Social Networking

    1. 1. Library Services: Why Social Networking? Sam Dick February 17 2009
    2. 2. But you’re a library? Photo courtesy of Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bast-/
    3. 3. <ul><li>Improve online presence </li></ul><ul><li>Our lives merging </li></ul><ul><li>To be where our customers are </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing boundaries </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Creating communities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from each other </li></ul>
    5. 5. What are we doing?
    6. 6. Notes
    7. 7. Links posting
    8. 8. Wall comments
    9. 9. Discussion board
    10. 11. Videos Photos
    11. 12. Anything else?
    12. 13. Facebook insights
    13. 14. The future? <ul><li>Staff profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Resource rating application </li></ul><ul><li>Resource of the month </li></ul><ul><li>Helpdesk online chat </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended resources </li></ul><ul><li>Find a resource </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue search </li></ul>
    14. 15. Talking just a little bit more
    15. 18. Where to join us <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milton-Keynes/The-Open-University-Library/57072763224 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/OU_Library </li></ul></ul>

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