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Using Social Networking Tags in a Library Setting by Keith Kisser …

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