Social Software for Library People: Jeffco Public Library Staff Day, 2008

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A presentation for the Jefferson County (CO) Public Library 2008 All Staff Day. Links and photo credits are at http://stevelawson.name/jeffco2008/

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  • Social Software for Library People: Jeffco Public Library Staff Day, 2008

    1. 1. social software for library people Steve Lawson Humanities Librarian, Colorado College stevelawson.name/seealso
    2. 2. what are we talking about? web 2.0 ? library 2.0 ? read / write web ? social software ?
    3. 3. the web
    4. 4. according to Meredith Farkas: <ul><li>Social software must do at least two of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>allows people to communicate, collaborate, & build community online </li></ul><ul><li>can be syndicated, shared, reused, or remixed (or facilitates same) </li></ul><ul><li>lets people learn easily from & capitalize on the behavior or knowledge of others </li></ul>
    5. 5. fearfully anticipated questions
    6. 6. fearfully anticipated question number one: “ why should I care about this stuff at all?”
    7. 7. as library people “Social software seems like a free and easy way to give your library a human face on the larger Internet.… I feel that it’s all of our responsibility as online community members of various stripes, to provide positive examples of social software online.” — Jessamyn West
    8. 8. facebook pages
    9. 9. myspace profiles
    10. 10. flickr photos
    11. 11. share
    12. 12. professional & personal networking
    13. 13. maybe you don’t need to care I feel as if most of us aren’t understanding this. Social Media is not for everyone for one reason alone: Not everyone wants to socialize online 24/7. - Corvida, “It’s OK to Ignore Social Media” on SheGeeks
    14. 14. blogorwiki?
    15. 15. blogs for libraries
    16. 16. blogs for librarians
    17. 17. blogs for…other things
    18. 18. wikipedia: article
    19. 19. wikipedia: edit
    20. 20. wikipedia: history
    21. 21. wikipedia: fight talk
    22. 22. wikis for library people
    23. 23. wikis for sharing
    24. 24. pop quiz: blog or wiki? <ul><li>Travel diary </li></ul><ul><li>Planning a party </li></ul><ul><li>Library subject guides </li></ul><ul><li>Local model rocketry club </li></ul><ul><li>Private site for planning a home rennovation </li></ul>
    25. 25. fearfully anticipated question number two: <ul><li>“ how do you find interesting sites?” </li></ul>
    26. 26. technorati.com
    27. 27. http://fishingjones.com/
    28. 28. find new social sites
    29. 29. contextual egomania
    30. 30. this stuff looks stupid from the outside
    31. 31. does she really have 860 “friends?”
    32. 32. who cares about his cat?
    33. 33. and just what is a “poke?”
    34. 34. danah boyd <ul><li>participants on social network sites “write their community into being through the process of Friending. In doing so, they help define themselves and the context in which they are operating.” </li></ul>
    35. 35. danah boyd <ul><li>“ While most participants surf the site through the networks themselves, most newcomers and non-participants use the search feature and are absolutely horrified by what they may see.” </li></ul>
    36. 36. connecting with the past
    37. 37. connecting with people around you
    38. 38. concoct games
    39. 39. folksonomics
    40. 40. del.icio.us/bevedog
    41. 41. del.icio.us/tag
    42. 42. flickr.com/photos/tags
    43. 43. Flickr tag clusters
    44. 44. http://www.librarything.com/tagcloud.php
    45. 45. LibraryThing tagmash
    46. 46. the del.icio.us lesson: “ personal value precedes network value” -Joshua Porter
    47. 47. useless?
    48. 48. tagging ≠ panacea Ann Arbor District Library LibraryThing
    49. 49. tagging
    50. 50. fearfully anticipated question number three: when do you find the time for all this?
    51. 51. do it at work <ul><li>“ Library administrators and managers need to lead this change in their organizations. One way they can do this is to provide time, equipment, and training in order to successfully implement these new tools into the library’s digital space.” </li></ul><ul><li>— David Lee King </li></ul>
    52. 52. “cognitive surplus” <ul><li>According to Clay Shirky: </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of Wikipedia to date = </li></ul><ul><li>100 million hours </li></ul><ul><li>Watch TV / year in the USA = </li></ul><ul><li>200 billion hours </li></ul>
    53. 53. imashination
    54. 54. social software make sharing easier
    55. 55. Flickr URL: http://flickr.com/photos/theparadigmshifter/436729333/ (54 characters)
    56. 56. American Memory URL: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hawp:2:./temp/~ammem_iw2d::@@@mdb=mcc,gottscho,detr,nfor,wpa,aap,cwar,bbpix,cowellbib,calbkbib,consrvbib,bdsbib,dag,fsaall,gmd,pan,vv,presp,varstg,suffrg,nawbib,horyd,wtc,toddbib,mgw,ncr,ngp,musdibib,hlaw,papr,lhbumbib,rbpebib,lbcoll,alad,hh,aaodyssey,magbell,bbcards,dcm,raelbib,runyon,dukesm,lomaxbib,mtj,gottlieb,aep,qlt,coolbib,fpnas,aasm,scsm,denn,relpet,amss,aaeo,mffbib,afc911bib,mjm,mnwp,rbcmillerbib,molden,ww2map,hawp,omhbib,rbaapcbib,mal,ncpsbib,ncpm,lhbprbib,ftvbib,afcreed,aipn,cwband,flwpabib,wpapos,cmns,psbib,pin,coplandbib,svybib,mmorse,afcwwgbib,mymhiwebib,uncall,mfd,afcwip,mtaft,manz,llstbib,fawbib,berl,fmuever,cdn,upboverbib,mussm,cic,afcpearl,awh,awhbib,sgp,wright,lhbtnbib,afcesnbib,hurstonbib,mreynoldsbib,spaldingbib,sgproto,cola,tccc,curt,mharendt,lhbcbbib,eaa,haybib,mesnbib,fine,cwnyhs (852 characters)
    57. 57. embed video
    58. 58. embed video
    59. 59. blog photos
    60. 60. feeds Surround and penetrate social software and bind the World Wide Web together -Jason Griffey / Obi-Wan Kenobi
    61. 61. feed for a blog
    62. 62. blog feed in Google Reader
    63. 63. blog feed in netvibes
    64. 64. Flickr feeds
    65. 65. YouTube feeds
    66. 66. api = application programming interface = magical pixie dust
    67. 69. fearfully anticipated question number 4: do you really expect us to do all of this stuff?
    68. 70. no
    69. 71. but here is your homework, should you choose to accept it: <ul><li>choose three social software sites and sign up for them </li></ul><ul><li>use them for two weeks </li></ul><ul><li>choose one to keep using for a month </li></ul><ul><li>see what happens… </li></ul>
    70. 72. thanks! slides, links, photo credits are here: http://stevelawson.name/jeffco2008

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