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    Libraries,librarians,social media Libraries,librarians,social media Presentation Transcript

    • How Libraries and Librarians use Social Media
    • Getting to grips…
      • Tools, technologies and platforms
      • Libraries, Librarians and Library resources
      Flickr image Matt Hamm
    • “ Yes, it is important for libraries and librarians to be on social networks... it is equally important to remember why we are doing all of these things. We are providing a new medium for things we have always done . … we all need to be working together and not undermining the traditional work we still do, that is still overwhelmingly appreciated by the people we serve. There can be a balance to using new technology to promote, support and enhance traditional, as well as new , programming and resources Karen Klapperstock (2009) )
    • “ Many of the technologies we deal with are residential platforms , meaning that it’s hard to see their real benefits until you’ve lived there for a while… It’s simple to sign up for a new tool, but it takes time and effort to make good use of it.” JISC Web2Practice
    • Social Media
      • A collection of Tools, Technologies and Platforms for sharing, networking, updating, connecting, researching and creating content
      • “ The purpose … is not to argue that social media are an absolute good, but rather that they offer tools which, if used carefully, are likely to be beneficial … and to facilitate positive connections .”
      • Social Media guide for researchers
    • Key characteristics
      • Access to content updated in real time
      • Access at a convenient time
      • Access to contacts in real time
    • RSS feeds
      • A format for regularly updating web content
      • Users stay current by subscribing to feeds
      • Updates are automatically delivered without having to visit websites.
    • Feeds …
      • Content providers deliver content to feed subscribers by incorporating a feed burner into the web page
    • Managing feeds
      • Many sites offer the option to subscribe by e-mail
      • or via a free aggregator like Google Reader
      • increasingly Twitter is used as a feed
    • Connections to…
    • Connections to …
      • RSS feeds
      • Aggregators
      • Bookmarks
      • Slideshare
      • YouTube
      • Podcasts
      • Wikis
    • Twitter
      • Updates
      • Alerts
      • Announcements
      • Links
      • Event Amplification
      • Research
      • Marketing
      • Trends
    • Social Networks Networking Discussions Links Marketing Updates Announcements Events Campaigns
    • Blogs
      • Sharing news and content
      • Publishing
      • Forums for discussion, reflection
      • Delivering training
    • Wikis
      • Sharing knowledge
      • Aggregating content
      • Peer review
      • Supporting best practice
      • Team working
      • Reference queries
      Collaborative editing of web content and structure by users
    • LibraryThing
      • A networking site for readers with additional functionality for libraries
      • Offering catalogue enhancement, new books content and other services
      • Mobile access via the LibraryAnywhere app.
      • CIG (Bowker, ProQuest etc) is a commercial partner
    • Photo sharing
      • Sharing images
      • Sourcing images
      • Publicity
      • Marketing
      • Providing access to archives
      • Event amplification
    • Slideshare
      • Archiving training
      • Accessing training
      • Event amplification
      • Accessing content
      • Search engine
      Presentations from around the world
    • Bookmarks Archiving content Accessing content Finding content Organising and sharing content Promoting resources
    • Video content
      • Lectures, courses, tutorials, conferences, events from universities, organisations and individuals
      • Biggest search engine after Google
    • Podcasts
      • Audio and video to download - radio programmes from the archives, lectures, language courses, interviews…
      • Via iTunes or other feeds
    • Personal Home Pages Everything in one place when you logon Netvibes and iGoogle Bookmarking Accessing and organising content Aggregating content Remote access to home page
    • Library Apps
      • “ Mobile devices today can run increasingly complex software, interact with cloud services, play rich multimedia content, and allow for advanced user interactivity”
      • There's an App for that! Libraries and mobile technology
    • Used for…
      • Access to catalogues
      • Service information
      • Content delivery
      • Library induction
      • Access to databases
      • Ask a Librarian
      • Library notifications
    • Costs and hidden costs
      • There are no expensive licenses, set up is easy and many accounts are free to start with
      • BUT
      • There will be costs for staff time, technical support, evaluation and design
      • and charges can kick in eventually
    • Libraries using Social Media
    • Connecting via social media
      • Bodleian Libraries Social Media Directory
      • University of Oxford libraries communicate with their users through a variety of social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter and LibraryThing
    • Health Libraries
      • Team Knowledge Update
      • Information services from Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries via Netvibes
      • Knowledge Source
      • Regular blog with news, links and access to content
    • Health Information
      • HL Wiki Canada
      • An open, freely-accessible wiki with entries about health librarianship, social media and current information technology topics relevant to the provision of health information.
    • Library Apps
      • MIT Libraries Betas and Widgets
      • Libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are experimenting with apps to improve access for their users to content and services
    • Library Apps 2
      • Library Tools
      • A guide to Cambridge University’s apps and other online tools for library users
    • City Libraries
      • New York Public Library
      • Connect with NYPL via their blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, podcasts, YouTube, Foursquare
    • Ireland
      • Dublin PL portal
      • Comprehensive access to library and other resources provided by Dublin City Public Libraries for people living and working in Dublin via Netvibes
    • … and Scotland
      • Edinburgh Libraries
      • Access to the Library Blog, Flickr collections, the Library App and on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
    • and Medium Libraries
      • Rotherham Libraries
      • On Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter, with an internal Staff Wiki for managing change and staff development
    • Small ones too
      • Orkney Library
      • Orkney Library Service has two branch libraries and two mobile libraries
      • … and two blogs, is on Facebook, Twitter, has an online reading group and a Talking Newspaper podcast.
    • Special Libraries
      • Fire Resources
      • The Fire Sciences Library of the Office of the Fire Marshall (U.S.) has developed a Wiki to support staff studying for the Master of Engineering in Fire Safety
    • Library bloggers
      • Information Wants to be Free
      • Librarian in Black
      • Phil Bradley's Weblog
      • The Wikiman
      • The Shiny Forager
      • Library Blogs Ireland
      • UK Library Blogs
      Flickr Image Mike Licht Women of Wifi after Caillebotte /
    • Library interest
      • LISC NI
      • Library.ie News from Irish Libraries
      • Library Journal
      • Voices for the Library
      • Library Renewal
      • The Scholarly Kitchen
      • Save Killyleagh Library
      Flickr Image Mike Licht Dutch Reagan
    • Librarians on Twitter
      • Irish/ Northern Irish Librarians
      • UK Librarians list by Phil Bradley
      • US Librarians list by Phil Bradley
      • #savelibraries
      Flickr Image Mike Licht Twittering Haiku...
    • Resources on/ about Social Media
      • This Week in Libraries
      • Web Junction
      • UKOLN IntroBytes Briefings
      • Digital Campus
      • 23 Things Participating Libraries
      • Bookmarks for this presentation
      • Videos
      • Podcasts
      • Websites
      • Training
      • Bookmarks
    • Finally…
      • Try things out
      • Make use of it yourself
      • Use what’s useful
      • Dump what’s not
      • Take it seriously
      Flickr image Matt Hamm
    • Attribution – Share Alike License This presentation is available to reuse or adapt as long as credit is given to the author. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/