Building The Social
          Library Online


Meredith Farkas
Norwich University
                           cc license: W...
Web 1.0: Democratized
Access to Information
Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
Not just for fun and games
Scientists networking online
Scientists networking online
Scientists networking online
Scientists networking online
Scientists networking online
Scientists networking online
What is social software?
What is social software?
My definition: To be defined as social software, a
tool must meet at least two of the following
con...
What is social software?
My definition: To be defined as social software, a
tool must meet at least two of the following
con...
What is social software?
My definition: To be defined as social software, a
tool must meet at least two of the following
con...
What is social software?
My definition: To be defined as social software, a
tool must meet at least two of the following
con...
Characteristics of Social
       Software
Easy Content Creation
     and Sharing
Online Collaboration
Conversations: Distributed
Conversations: Real Time
Capitalizing on the
Wisdom of Crowds
Capitalizing on the
Wisdom of Crowds
Transparency
Transparency
Personalization
Personalization
Portability
What Can Social
Software do for
   Libraries?
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Get Feedback! Start a
   Conversation!
Get Feedback! Start a
   Conversation!
Get Feedback! Start a
   Conversation!
Get Feedback! Start a
   Conversation!
Get Feedback! Start a
   Conversation!
Give the Library a
  Human Face!
Give the Library a
  Human Face!
Provide Services to
  Remote Users
Provide Services to
  Remote Users
Provide Services to
  Remote Users
Provide Services Where
    our Users Are
Provide Services Where
    our Users Are
Provide Services Where
    our Users Are
Provide Services Where
    our Users Are
Provide Services Where
    our Users Are
Provide Services Using
  Tools Patrons Use
Provide Services Using
  Tools Patrons Use
Capitalize on the Collective
 Intelligence of Colleagues
          and Users
Capitalize on the Collective
 Intelligence of Colleagues
          and Users
Capitalize on the Collective
 Intelligence of Colleagues
          and Users
Capitalize on the Collective
 Intelligence of Colleagues
          and Users
Capitalize on the Collective
 Intelligence of Colleagues
          and Users
Capitalize on the Collective
 Intelligence of Colleagues
          and Users
Strategies for
Implementing Social
     Software
Avoid technolust
Will it improve library
services? Will people use it?
Involve staff at all levels
      in planning
Involve IT in planning
Play with technology!
    Kick the tires!
Trust your users.
Learn from them.
Consider maintenance
  and sustainability
Do you need a policy?
In marketing focus on
   the functionality
Questions? Just Ask!
      mgfarkas@gmail.com
       AIM: librarianmer

     Links and presentation at
http://meredithfark...
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Building the Social Library Online

  1. 1. Building The Social Library Online Meredith Farkas Norwich University cc license: Wendt Library
  2. 2. Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  3. 3. Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  4. 4. Not just for fun and games
  5. 5. Scientists networking online
  6. 6. Scientists networking online
  7. 7. Scientists networking online
  8. 8. Scientists networking online
  9. 9. Scientists networking online
  10. 10. Scientists networking online
  11. 11. What is social software?
  12. 12. What is social software? My definition: To be defined as social software, a tool must meet at least two of the following conditions:
  13. 13. What is social software? My definition: To be defined as social software, a tool must meet at least two of the following conditions: 1. It allows people to communicate, collaborate and build community online
  14. 14. What is social software? My definition: To be defined as social software, a tool must meet at least two of the following conditions: 1. It allows people to communicate, collaborate and build community online 2. It can be syndicated, shared, reused or remixed, or it facilitates syndication
  15. 15. What is social software? My definition: To be defined as social software, a tool must meet at least two of the following conditions: 1. It allows people to communicate, collaborate and build community online 2. It can be syndicated, shared, reused or remixed, or it facilitates syndication 3. It allows people to easily learn from and capitalize on the behavior or knowledge of others
  16. 16. Characteristics of Social Software
  17. 17. Easy Content Creation and Sharing
  18. 18. Online Collaboration
  19. 19. Conversations: Distributed
  20. 20. Conversations: Real Time
  21. 21. Capitalizing on the Wisdom of Crowds
  22. 22. Capitalizing on the Wisdom of Crowds
  23. 23. Transparency
  24. 24. Transparency
  25. 25. Personalization
  26. 26. Personalization
  27. 27. Portability
  28. 28. What Can Social Software do for Libraries?
  29. 29. Disseminate Information
  30. 30. Disseminate Information
  31. 31. Disseminate Information
  32. 32. Disseminate Information
  33. 33. Disseminate Information
  34. 34. Disseminate Information
  35. 35. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  36. 36. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  37. 37. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  38. 38. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  39. 39. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  40. 40. Give the Library a Human Face!
  41. 41. Give the Library a Human Face!
  42. 42. Provide Services to Remote Users
  43. 43. Provide Services to Remote Users
  44. 44. Provide Services to Remote Users
  45. 45. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  46. 46. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  47. 47. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  48. 48. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  49. 49. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  50. 50. Provide Services Using Tools Patrons Use
  51. 51. Provide Services Using Tools Patrons Use
  52. 52. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  53. 53. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  54. 54. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  55. 55. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  56. 56. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  57. 57. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  58. 58. Strategies for Implementing Social Software
  59. 59. Avoid technolust
  60. 60. Will it improve library services? Will people use it?
  61. 61. Involve staff at all levels in planning
  62. 62. Involve IT in planning
  63. 63. Play with technology! Kick the tires!
  64. 64. Trust your users. Learn from them.
  65. 65. Consider maintenance and sustainability
  66. 66. Do you need a policy?
  67. 67. In marketing focus on the functionality
  68. 68. Questions? Just Ask! mgfarkas@gmail.com AIM: librarianmer Links and presentation at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com

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