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Social Networking & Libraries: Best Practices & Challenges
 

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Given at the Suffolk County Library Association on 10/27/09.

Given at the Suffolk County Library Association on 10/27/09.

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  • Creating engaging experiences for patrons
  • National University of Singapore Librarieshttp://friendfeed.com/nuslibraries/services
  • Synthesizing the lessons learned from Web 2.0 popularity and incorporating those social features and applications into the library website.
  • Synthesizing the lessons learned from Web 2.0 popularity and incorporating those social features and applications into the library website.
  • LOC has a number of social media initiatives going on, and they have been successfully integrating their efforts, incorporating their blog into their main website, embedding Twitter feeds, linking to podcasts also available in itunes, and more. Here’s their main site.They link to their blog and podcasts prominantly in the main navigation on the left
  • Their blog is integrated into the rest of their website for a seamless experience for the user.You can see on the left they’re feeding in their tweets-many libraries are effectively using twitter to communicate about library hourse, etc. It’s even more effective to bring that channel back into the library website, and many today are doing this.
  • On iTunes
  • Melbourne AustraliaOn their main page they link to all of their social media profiles and websites including a library 2.0 resources site, a taste of Web 2.0 self-guided online course and…They have a couple wikis which they maintain providing local information to their patrons – one on brushfire affected communities and one on the local area of north Melbourne
  • Here’s the Brushfire communitieswiki providing news about local affected areas
  • Blog integrated into website,News sliderRSS everywhereLibrary photos pulled in from flickr
  • Link to all of their social profiles
  • Synthesizing the lessons learned from Web 2.0 popularity and incorporating those social features and applications into the library website.
  • The darien library has incorporated many social features into their catalog including user tagging, tag clouds, most popular or “top” lists, and user ratings and reviews.SOPAC2Darien has custom built this social functionality into their opac but there are plenty of “next-gen” library catalogs out there which will implement this for you.I’ll be mentioning a few of these in a few minutes when I discuss some of the open tools libraries are building but very quickly here’s a snapshot of some of the more popular 2.0 or social catalogs.
  • The darien library has incorporated many social features into their catalog including user tagging, tag clouds, most popular or “top” lists, and user ratings and reviews.SOPAC2Darien has custom built this social functionality into their opac but there are plenty of “next-gen” library catalogs out there which will implement this for you.I’ll be mentioning a few of these in a few minutes when I discuss some of the open tools libraries are building but very quickly here’s a snapshot of some of the more popular 2.0 or social catalogs.
  • Schedule tweets, have multiple accounts and multiple users for businesse
  • Schedule tweets, have multiple accounts and multiple users for businesse
  • Schedule tweets, have multiple accounts and multiple users for businesse

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