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Talk for AISTI Conference in Santa Fe, NM, May 15, 2007.

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Building the Social Library Online Building the Social Library Online Presentation Transcript

  • Building The Social Library Online Meredith Farkas Norwich University cc license: Wendt Library
  • 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 conditions:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com