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Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning
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Academic Work is Social: User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning

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  • 1. Academic Work is Social User Generated Content in Support of Research and Learning Meredith Farkas Norwich University
  • 2. What is user-generated content? Tags Ratings Custom collections Online community contributions Wiki contributions Comments Blog posts Audio and video Photos
  • 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>
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  • 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>
  • 14. How are we supporting collaborative academic work online?
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  • 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>
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  • 28. Thanks! Meredith Farkas [email_address] Links and slides at meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com

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