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Given at Brooklyn Public Library Staff Day, January 2009.

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  • 1.
      • Ellyssa Kroski
      • Brooklyn Public Library
      • January 12, 2009
      • http://www.slideshare.net/ellyssa
  • 2.
    • What is Social Software & Online Community?
    • Why Should We Care?
    • What Are Some Elements of Community Sites?
    • What Are the Major Social Software Tools which Build Community?
    • How Are Libraries Using These Applications?
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    • New Web 2.0 tools which are:
      • Social
      • Participatory
      • Collaborative
      • Easy to Use
      • Community Environments
  • 4.
    • Social Software Tools enable people to:
      • Create
      • Contribute
      • Connect
      • Converse
      • Vote
      • Share
  • 5.
    • Web-based communities which are:
      • Social
      • Virtual Gathering places
      • Tools for communication and information exchange
      • Third Places
  • 6.
    • Mainstream Adoption
      • 85% of college students have a Facebook account
      • Americans spend an average of 14 hours per week on the Web
      • US viewers watched 11 billion online videos in April 2008
      • 62% of young adult internet users have uploaded photos to the internet
      • 54% of college students read blogs
      • Over half of all visitors to MySpace and over 40% to Facebook are over 35 years old
  • 7.
    • Exploding Growth
      • MySpace has over 200 million users
      • Facebook has over 140 million users half of which sign in daily
      • Over 133 million blogs
      • Wikipedia has over 10 million articles written in over 200 languages
      • People view over 4 billion videos monthly on YouTube
      • Facebook has more than 700 million photos uploaded to the site each month
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    • User Profiles
    • Tagging
    • User Comments
    • User Reviews & Ratings
    • Wish Lists
    • Friends Lists
    • Top Lists
    • Social Bookmarking
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    • Heart of the community website
    • Provide users with an online identity
    • Point of origin from which user can navigate site
    • Reference point for users to find & connect with one another
    • Place for personalized content such as:
      • Saved titles
      • User-created content
      • Friends
      • Recommendations
      • Wish lists
      • Ratings and reviews
      • Personal RSS feeds
      • Reputation information
  • 11.
    • A way for users to attach meaningful keywords to content
    • Allows users to catalog and categorize digital resources
    • A tag cloud is a display of the most frequently used tags
      • It is a discovery tool as well as an alternate form of navigation
    • Offers libraries insight about how their users organize information
  • 12.
    • A way to interact with digital content directly
    • Enable users to engage in and ignite conversations on the Web
    • Comments on blog posts, videos, photos, news stories, and other users
    • Comments within the OPAC lets users provide brief commentary on library materials
    • Comments on library websites encourages users to provide feedback, ask questions, and launch discussions
  • 13.
    • A way for users to rank media or information as well as on and offline products
      • Everything from news articles and recipes to electronic equipment
    • Enables users to write in-depth reviews of products, services, and media online
    • Empowers users, gives sense of value
    • Enables website to provide users with a valuable collection of content by leveraging community itself (Amazon.com)
  • 14.
    • Items saved by a user
    • Social aspects come with user’s ability to share lists with others
    • On library websites patrons could save library resources of all formats including books, websites, subject guides, and videos
  • 15.
    • User's personalized set of connections within the community at large
    • Flickr allows distinction between family, friends, and contacts
    • My Space assigns Tom as first friend, libraries could assign librarians
    • Within a library website environment would allow patrons to connect with other patrons who possess similar interests, share their wish lists, make user recommendations, and further build community
  • 16.
    • Displays what is currently the most highly favored by the community
    • Glimpse into the Zeitgeist
    • Top Read, Most Emailed, Most Commented, Top Authors, Top Reviewers, Most Popular
    • Library top lists could include most popular books, top authors, top websites, top raters and reviewers, and most popular tags
  • 17.
    • Allows users to bookmark websites
    • Favorites become portable, as well as public and social
    • Users can browse others’ favorites to discover new resources
    • In a library community users could save website resources as well as items from within the library’s catalog
  • 18. Social Networking Subject Guides Social Cataloging Micro blogging Blogs Social Book- marking Media Sharing Wikis Social Software
  • 19.
    • Easy Web publishing
    • No HTML required
    • Collaborative online spaces
    • Revision Control
    • Great tools for:
      • Team projects
      • Knowledge bases
      • Remote collaboration
      • FAQs
      • Course instruction
      • Encyclopedias
      • Intranets
  • 20.
    • How are Libraries Using Wikis?
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    • Companion Wiki
      • http://libraries.pbwiki.com
  • 29.
    • An online space to save “favorites” or bookmarks
    • Discovery tools
    • Categorization by tags
    • Portable & searchable
    • Great tools for:
      • Resource collections
      • Subject guides
      • Reading lists
  • 30.
    • How are Libraries Using Social Bookmarking?
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    • Delicious
      • http://delicious.com
  • 41.
    • Organize and share photo & video collections online
    • Easy Upload
    • Great tools for:
      • Training
      • Marketing & Promotion
      • Teaching
      • Digital collections management
      • Online exhibits
      • Tours
  • 42.
    • How are Libraries Using Media Sharing?
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    • Flickr
      • http://flickr.com
    • YouTube
      • http://www.youtube.com
  • 54.
    • Online social hubs
    • “ Third Places”
    • Environments to find like-minded people
    • Great tools for:
      • Portals
      • Networking
      • Marketing
      • Outreach
      • Branding
  • 55.
    • How are Libraries Using Social Networking?
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    • Facebook
      • http://www.facebook.com
  • 65.
    • Online journals or websites
    • Articles posted in chronological order
    • No HTML necessary
    • Great tools for:
      • Breaking news
      • Staff communication
      • Subject resources
      • Course materials
      • Media reviews
      • Publishing
  • 66.
    • How are Libraries Using Blogs?
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    • iLibrarian
      • http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian
  • 74.
    • Online text communication tool
    • Short messages of up to 140 characters
    • Great tools for:
      • Event announcements
      • News updates
      • Making Web resource recommendations
      • Promotion
  • 75.
    • How are Libraries Using Microblogging?
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  • 78. Twitter
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    • Twitter
      • http://twitter.com
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    • Social catalogs of book, DVD, CD, and game collections.
    • Media Reviews, ratings, tagging, friends
    • Great tools for:
      • Cataloging book collections
      • Enabling patron participation
      • Book recommendations
      • Marketing
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    • LibraryThing
      • http://www.librarything.com
  • 91.
    • Social Tools to create interactive subject guides
    • Multimedia & Multiformat
    • Great tools for:
      • Subject guides
      • Pathfinders
      • How-to guides
  • 92.
    • How are Libraries Using Subject Guides?
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    • Squidoo
      • http://www.squidoo.com/seahorsekeeping
  • 97.
    • Enhance library services
    • Outreach
    • Marketing & Promotion
    • Training
    • Instruction
    • Asset management
    • Staying Current
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Networking
    • Community Building
    • “ Going where the users are”
  • 98.
    • Jump right in
    • Start to learn what's possible with these tools
    • Learning for personal use will lead to ideas for professional applications.
    • Set up some social software accounts, most of them are free!
  • 99.
    • Library Emerging Tech Labs
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — http://libraries.mit.edu/help/betas
      • University of Michigan — http://www.lib.umich.edu/labs
      • University of Minnesota — https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/IT/DigitalLibraryDevelopmentLab
      • University of Pennsylvania — http://labs.library.upenn.edu
      • University of Virginia — http://lab.lib.virginia.edu/index.html
      • Vanderbilt University — http://testpilot.library.vanderbilt.edu
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