Using Social Software in Libraries

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Presentation to Scottish Libraries Customer Services Practitioners Group, 4th July 2008

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  • Using Social Software in Libraries

    1. 1. Iain Wallace & Aidan Johnston Spoken Word Services www.spokenword.ac.uk
    2. 2. Today’s presentation <ul><li>What's the point of Web 2.0 and why should you care? </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking for digital libraries: an example from Spoken Word Services @ Glasgow Caledonian University </li></ul><ul><li>www.spokenword.ac.uk </li></ul>
    3. 3. This is a title <ul><li>This is the body text </li></ul>www.spokenword.ac.uk
    4. 15. So … <ul><li>Does Web 2.0 + Library = Library 2.0? </li></ul>
    5. 22. Suggestions <ul><li>Google, Yahoo, etc have a different mission to HEIs and different priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Separate functionality and figure out what your core library systems should handle and what other (web) services will handle better </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t rely on YouTube or Flickr as your sole repository of information … but do experiment with their apis </li></ul><ul><li>Accept that the web giants will do some things better </li></ul><ul><li>Learn usability lessons from Web 2.0 sites </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate through Web 2.0 sites </li></ul>www.spokenword.ac.uk
    6. 23. Further Information <ul><li>Spoken Word Services </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.spokenword.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Libraries in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>(including project videos) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_dlitc.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>The Saltire Centre </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gcal.ac.uk/thesaltirecentre </li></ul>
    7. 24. Contact <ul><li>Iain Wallace </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Services Development Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>T: 0141 273 1901 </li></ul><ul><li>W: http://www.spokenword.ac.uk </li></ul>

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