Social Media in the Life of the Digital Library by Lorri Mon
Social Media in the Life of the Digital Library Lorri Mon, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Communication & Information IPL Institute, March 2010, email: [email_address]
Social Media in the Life of the Digital Library <ul><li>How should we develop and grow the user community as well as the researcher community around IPL2? </li></ul><ul><li>How open and interactive should the digital library be? </li></ul><ul><li>How much should it allow users to interact with, add to, rate, create, and remix the resources? </li></ul>Libraries on MySpace 350+ Libraries on Facebook 175+
IPL2 in Social Media IPL2 includes Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Delicious, Flickr, YouTube, Slideshare, blog, wiki, forums, blogging community, and more. Second Life Blogging Community Facebook MySpace Twitter Wiki YouTube
Social Media for Building Online Community IPL2 Learning Community Blogging http://ipl.ci.fsu.edu/community/blog.php Creating “collaborative learning spaces” and exploring new forms of reference services Answering : here’s helpful info for you Modeling : here’s what to expect Reassuring : this is normal, you’re not alone Internet Public Library LC Blogging Community
Social Media for Revealing Users’ Needs What pages in IPL’s digital library are Delicious users saving for later reuse? 226 saved “ IPL Reference ” ; 238 saved “ Pathfinders ” & 1,071 saved “ IPL Kidspace ” It appears that in late March 2009 , IPL was shown at M ichigan A ssociation for C omputer U sers in L earning conference (observed via Delicious users’ tags) How teachers want to be able to access digital library resources – by course topic and grade level IPL2 on Delicious : http://delicious.com/TheInternetPublicLibrary Users create their own interfaces, collections and connections within the online library.
Social Media for Outreach What are our users saying about us? How can we reach out to our non-users? Twitter user commenting about IPL2 Twitter users retweeting an IPL tweet Engaging with users, and opening a dialogue for outreach to non-users. IPL2 on Twitter : https://twitter.com/theipl
Rethinking Privacy & Visibility Top Countries Top Cities Top Languages FACEBOOK FAN PAGE USER STATISTICS To what extent and in what areas might digital library users want visibility, rather than privacy? Do they want to represent themselves with a photo, celebrate birthdays, and be recognized as repeat users in the digital library? IPL2 on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Internet-Public-Library/10387691910?ref=mf
ipl2 15 Things for LIS Education ipl2 wiki resource for self-paced learning about new technologies, including online information, hands-on activities, and readings. IPL2 15 Things : http://ipl.ci.fsu.edu/community/wiki/index.php/IPL_15_Things
ipl2 in Second Life New venues for LIS teaching and learning http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/226/129/24
Content is king, especially visuals (photos, videos) Favoriting, subscribing, friending and following – the importance of reciprocity in social media ipl2 15 Things: http://ipl.ci.fsu.edu/community/wiki/index.php/IPL_15_Things ipl2 Blogging Community http://ipl.ci.fsu.edu/community/blog.php ipl2 Delicious http://delicious.com/TheInternetPublicLibrary ipl2 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Internet-Public-Library/10387691910?ref=mf ipl2 Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/21790484@N06/ ipl2 LibraryThing http://www.librarything.com/profile/IPLCommunity ipl2 MySpace http://www.myspace.com/internetpubliclibrary ipl2 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iplcommunity ipl2 Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/iplcommunity ipl2 Twitter https://twitter.com/theipl ipl2 Wiki http://ipl.ci.fsu.edu/community/wiki ipl2 Second Life http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/226/129/24 ipl2 Blog - http://theipl.wordpress.com/ ipl2 Web – http://www.ipl.org ipl2 Social Media links
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