Academic Work is Social  User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning Meredith Farkas Norwich University
What is user-generated content? Tags Ratings Custom collections Online community contributions Wiki contributions Comments...
Why User-Generated Content? <ul><li>We don’t know everything </li></ul><ul><li>Value of patron knowledge </li></ul><ul><li...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academic work IS social <ul><li>University of Minnesota survey on Academic Support: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>67% of facul...
How are we supporting collaborative academic work online?
 
 
 
 
 
 
What can we incorporate into library systems (databases, catalog, etc.)? <ul><li>Social networking features </li></ul><ul>...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks! Meredith Farkas [email_address] Links and slides at meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com
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Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning

  1. 1. Academic Work is Social User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning Meredith Farkas Norwich University
  2. 2. What is user-generated content? Tags Ratings Custom collections Online community contributions Wiki contributions Comments Blog posts Audio and video Photos
  3. 3. Why User-Generated Content? <ul><li>We don’t know everything </li></ul><ul><li>Value of patron knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Stories people tell about items are of value </li></ul><ul><li>People are already doing it! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>35% of online adults, 57% of teens (Pew, 2006) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 13. Academic work IS social <ul><li>University of Minnesota survey on Academic Support: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>67% of faculty work collaboratively </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>52% of faculty collaborate with colleagues at other institutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>46% find that distance from colleagues is a collaboration obstacle </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 14. How are we supporting collaborative academic work online?
  6. 21. What can we incorporate into library systems (databases, catalog, etc.)? <ul><li>Social networking features </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking and annotations </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with course management systems </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative project spaces </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds and easy export features </li></ul>
  7. 28. Thanks! Meredith Farkas [email_address] Links and slides at meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com

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