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OCLC and the Social Web:Building tools, providing platforms, engaging the communityPresentation Transcript
OCLC and the Social Web: Building tools, providing platforms, engaging the community International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications Eric Childress Consulting Project Manager OCLC Office of Research [email_address] Andy Havens Manager of Branding and Creative Services, OCLC [email_address]
Building tools: WorldCat.org social features RSS Feeds Lists List watching Reviews and ratings User tags Portable search box
Providing platforms: Facebook App and CiteMe tool Learn more at: http://apps.facebook.com/worldcat/ Learn more at: http://apps.facebook.com/citemeapp/ Learn about the Developers’ Network at: http://www.worldcat.org/devnet/wiki/Main_Page
Engaging the community: OCLC and the wider, social Web
13 official blogs and counting; 12 in English, 1 in English, Spanish & Portuguese. Subscribe to any/all at: www.oclc.org/rss/
10+ product-related discussion lists plus hosted lists: https://www3.oclc.org/app/listserv/
Twitter: @oclc, @oclcdevnet + dozens of personal OCLC employee accounts (e.g., @lorcanD)
Facebook: WorldCat.org applications, OCLC, WorldCat, WebJunction, other fan pages
WebJunction forums, OCLC Developer’s Network
Content on oclc.org (articles, reports, Webinars, news, some datasets) available as HTML, RSS, etc.
Growing the size and scope of OCLC-provided linked data (e.g., VIAF – a multi-national authority file). See: http://outgoing.typepad.com/outgoing/2009/09/viaf-as-linked-data.html
OCLC blogs… your glimpse into our minds
Engaging the community: OCLC reports and more NextSpace: Libraries and social networking http://www.oclc.org/nextspace/007/1.htm “ Some thoughts about egos, objects, and social networks” http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/001601.html Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World http://www.oclc.org/reports/sharing/default.htm
If you have a moment, we invite you to take a look at these OCLC blogs… And we welcome your comments!
Lorcan Dempsey’s Weblog: orweblog.oclc.org
WorldCat Blog: worldcat.org/blogs
It’s all good: scanblog.blogspot.com
Hanging Together: hangingtogether.org
Designing the Future: community.oclc.org/engineering