Social Media For LIBR500


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A workshop presented to the LIBR500 student librarian class at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in November 2008.

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  • Digital media and network technologies are now part of everyday life. The Internet has become the backbone of communication, commerce, and media; the ubiquity of mobile phones connects us with other people as it destabilizes any stable sense of location. The idea of ‘networked publics’ is one I have borrowed from social media theorist danah boyd and others who examine the ways that the social and cultural shifts are created by social media….what I am interested in as a librarian is how has web 2.0 and the tools of web 2.0 transformed our relationships to each other (and consequently our definitions of place, culture, politics in the 21 st century)….because this is the context of our work as librarians in the information age.
  • Social Media For LIBR500

    1. 1. <ul><li>” A look at social media & web 2.0 : </li></ul><ul><li>scholarly context(s), networked publics and community connections” </li></ul><ul><li>A workshop for the students in LIBR 500 </li></ul><ul><li>School of Library, Archival & Information Studies (SLAIS) </li></ul><ul><li>November 5th 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Giustini, Adjunct faculty member </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>What is web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion of tools & services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Looking back - web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Forward to web 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social media types & tools </li></ul><ul><li>Break at some point </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SLAIS course on ‘social software’ 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Turn & tell your neighbour, then listen: </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0: a very brief introduction (3 min. video) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>“ What is web 2.0?...
    4. 4. <ul><li>Me 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>My use of social software since 1998 </li></ul>?
    5. 5. <ul><li>You 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>How has web 2.0 affected you? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools do you use? </li></ul>?
    6. 6. <ul><li>Web 2.0 services </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, photologs, podcasts, RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleDocs, Wetpaint, Wikispaces, Zoho </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleTalk, Meebo widget </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter ( microblogging) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social search (Bloglines, delicious, flickr, technorati) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis (wikipedia) </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>‘ Foundational’ writings on web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>danah boyd – American academic, social media theorist </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia entry - </li></ul><ul><li>O’Reilly media – 8 themes crucial to web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Jared Spool - </li></ul><ul><li>UBC Health Library wiki - http:// </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Does social media promote </li></ul><ul><li>’ networked communication’? </li></ul><ul><li>Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>“ The single biggest problem in communication </li></ul><ul><li>is the illusion that it has taken place.” </li></ul><ul><li>George Bernard Shaw </li></ul>?
    9. 9. ...where can librarians & users connect, if not the library ? Context(s) for social media
    10. 10. <ul><li>Web 1.0 – ”The Static Web” </li></ul><ul><li>1990-1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Static web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Content published one to ’many’ </li></ul><ul><li>User participation uncommon </li></ul><ul><li>The first blogs - 1998? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Xanga, Instapundit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletin boards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Site updated irregularly </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled by creator(s) </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Web 2.0 – ”Read/Write Web” </li></ul><ul><li>2000-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The rise of social media, tools, applications </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations, user-participation, mob-smarts </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic content, not static </li></ul><ul><li>Opens content to be used & reused/ remixed </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently updated & pushed </li></ul><ul><li>” Creating an architecture of participation ” </li></ul>
    12. 12. Open access, Creative Commons, beta Commercial space, closed access Integrated, virtual, mashed Disparate pieces Social tagging, Google ‘history’ ie. Connotea, Directories, bookmarks, favourite sites Blog posts, RSS readers E-mail alerts, listservs Syndication, RSS “push” Information comes to you Static sites “ Pull” information “ The web as platform” Standalone, firewalls “ the wisdom of crowds” “long tail” “ architecture of participation” Static websites; hierarchies Google 2.0 – semantics or Pagerank? Yahoo, Google, MSN Web 2.0 (2000-2010) Web 1.0 (1990-1999)
    13. 13. ?  Web 2.0 Web 1.0  Web 3.0d
    14. 16. <ul><li>InfoIsland - Second Life </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions and organizations in SL </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Consortium & Second Life </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Education, libraries, politics & conferences in Second Life
    15. 17. <ul><li>Looking beyond web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Global collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Do libraries need to develop web 2.0 strategies? </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>What roles do we have in the new web to 2020? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the social web of the future? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In immersive environments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the semantic web? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating new open publishing venues </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>“ [ Library 2.0 ] is a philosophy of rapid change, flexible organizational structures, new web 2.0 tools and user participation that will put the library in a much stronger position, ready to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of a larger user population.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Casey </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Crunch blog </li></ul>Library 2.0 – definition(s)
    17. 19. <ul><ul><ul><li>Canadian Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan, academic librarian, blogger </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(books 'n stuff + people + radical trust) </li></ul><ul><li> x participation) = Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    18. 20. <ul><li>“… the principles of Library 2.0 seek to put users in touch with information & entertainment wherever they may be, breaking down barriers of space, time & outdated policy. … a user-centered paradigm focusing on knowledge, experience, collaboration & creation of content & encouraging the heart.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Stephens – </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tame the Web blog </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 21. Web 2.0… Library 2.0…. What does it all mean ? for public librarians academic? special?
    20. 22. Interrogating social software <ul><li>What makes a social tool useful: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Being social’? </li></ul><ul><li>What is social about social software? </li></ul><ul><li>Current awareness? building networks? Online learning? </li></ul><ul><li>How is community defined by social media? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we gain/or lose when we use social software? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we run the risk of over-technization ? </li></ul>
    21. 23. Library blogs Library bloggers Who are your favourites? And why?
    22. 24. Social software tools
    23. 25. <ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>http :// </li></ul><ul><li>LibWorm beta </li></ul><ul><li>http :// </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Pageflakes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>RSS readers ?
    24. 26. Wikis
    25. 27. <ul><li>Library Leadership wiki - </li></ul><ul><li>LIS Wiki - </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Library - </li></ul><ul><li>St. Joseph County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>University of Calgary Doucette Library </li></ul>Library wikis ? Source: Bejune, Matthew M. (2007). Wikis in Libraries. Information Technology and Libraries, 26(3), 27-39.
    26. 28. Photosharing http :// <ul><li>Atpic, Picasa, Photobucket, Webshots. Others? </li></ul><ul><li>UBC Library Graphics – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Library Interiors – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>?
    27. 29. Videosharing http :// <ul><li>Libraries on Youtube </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>MIT course materials - </li></ul><ul><li>SLAIS & VPL video </li></ul><ul><li>http :// </li></ul>
    28. 30. <ul><li>David Lee King - http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Schwartz - ? </li></ul><ul><li>MIT IS&T - </li></ul><ul><li>Kanakee Public Library - </li></ul><ul><li>Talking with Talis - </li></ul>Podcasting
    29. 31. Social networking Too much of a good thing ?
    30. 32. <ul><li>Facebook - </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIN - </li></ul><ul><li>NING - </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life - </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – </li></ul>Social networking ?
    31. 33. Instant Messaging http ://
    32. 34. <ul><li>Digital Reference blog </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Lansing Public Library - </li></ul><ul><li>North Vancouver askAway - </li></ul><ul><li>UBC Ask a librarian </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Instant Messaging ?
    33. 35. Personal Libraries http:// /
    34. 36. <ul><li>Elf - </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Archive - </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing - </li></ul><ul><li>Lulu - </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfari - </li></ul><ul><li>World Catalog - </li></ul>Personal Libraries ?
    35. 37. Creating a new social software course at SLAIS Coming in September 2009!
    36. 38. Social software course at SLAIS <ul><li>13-week course in September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently in development </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Lamb, Susie & Jeff Miller </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll be teaching it </li></ul><ul><li>Offered online through SLAIS </li></ul><ul><li>Also via WISE </li></ul>http:// = Creating_an_LIS_course_on_social_software
    37. 39. Social software course at SLAIS Thank you LIBR500 for listening! Dean Giustini [email_address] Blog:
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