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Using Social Networking Tags in a Library Setting by Keith Kisser
This Presentation was originally given at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon on 7/9/08

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    1. 1. Using Social Networking Tags in a Library Setting Keith Kisser July 9, 2008
    2. 2. Social Networking Tags <ul><li>User based classification </li></ul><ul><li>Tags don’t replace traditional cataloging, they enhance it </li></ul>
    3. 3. Folksonomy <ul><ul><li>“ The practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content.”* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How people organize data on a personal level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*From Wikipedia </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Web 1.0 <ul><li>The Library as a point of access </li></ul><ul><li>to the Internet </li></ul>
    5. 5. Web 2.0 <ul><li>The Internet as a point of access </li></ul><ul><li>to the Library </li></ul>
    6. 6. Tags are part of the Web <ul><li>Keep track of your favorite sites and content across multiple platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Users define their own needs and wants </li></ul>
    7. 7. 3 ways Tags can be used in a library: <ul><li>Del. icio .us </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Organize websites and web content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-generated categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on common subjects and categories </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Bundles organize tags Tags
    10. 10. Del.icio.us in the library <ul><li>Useful for library staff </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-platform research </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Catalog your personal library </li></ul><ul><li>Tags ranked by popularity </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings and Reviews like Amazon.com </li></ul>
    12. 12. Users select the way they view content
    13. 13. LibraryThing Record
    14. 15. Tags display in Item Record LibraryThing in the OPAC
    15. 16. <ul><li>Organize, share and print your photos online </li></ul><ul><li>Also uses tags </li></ul><ul><li>Allows comments for individual photos </li></ul><ul><li>Users create albums or collections </li></ul>
    16. 17. Comments allow for users to contribute information
    17. 18. Flickr and Crowdsourcing <ul><ul><li>Crowdsourcing – “taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call.”* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>faculty, staff, students and the general public contribute additional information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*From Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>
    18. 20. Flickr as an extension of the library catalog <ul><ul><li>Display exhibitions and special collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expands access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add links in the OPAC </li></ul></ul>
    19. 21. Not everyone is a cataloger — This is a good thing <ul><ul><li>Tagging is familiar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons contribute to the collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable </li></ul></ul>
    20. 22. Tags in the Library <ul><ul><li>Introduces the idea of the library catalog as a tool people already use, not something alien and weird that requires special powers </li></ul></ul>
    21. 23. Works Cited <ul><li>Mercado, Andrea. LibraryTechtonics: Tagging on Flickr & del.icio.us. http://www. librarytechtonics .info/archives/2005/10/tagging_on_flic.html </li></ul><ul><li>Fister, Barbara. Acrlog: LibraryThing for (Academic) Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li> http://acrlog.org/2008/03/08/library-thing-for-academic-libraries/ </li></ul><ul><li>Anon. LibraryThing for Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/ </li></ul><ul><li>Rethlefsen, Melissa. Tags Help Make Libraries Del.icio.us - 9/15/2007 - Library Journal. Library Journal. </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6476403.html </li></ul><ul><li>Wenzler, John. 2007. LibraryThing and the Library Catalog: Adding Collective Intelligence to the OPAC. CARL NITIG, September 7. online.sfsu.edu/~jwenzler/research/LTFL.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>West, Jessamyn. librarian.net : IL05 : 24oct05. </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.librarian.net/talks/flickr/ </li></ul>
    22. 24. Thank You!
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