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Building the Social Library Online - Copenhagen Building the Social Library Online - Copenhagen Presentation Transcript

  • Building the Social Library Online
    • Meredith Farkas
    • Norwich University
  • Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  • Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  • 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
  • Examples
    • Blogs
    • RSS
    • Wikis
    • Social networking sites (MySpace/Facebook, etc.)
    • Social bookmarking sites
    • Other online communities
    • Instant messaging / VoIP / Webconferencing
    • Podcasting
    • Video blogging/screencasting
    • Multi-user virtual environments and games
  • Characteristics of Social Software
  • Easy Content Creation and Sharing
  • Online Collaboration
  • Conversations: Distributed
  • Conversations: Real Time
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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 patrons use it?
  • Involve staff at all levels in planning
  • Encourage staff to play (and kick the tires!)
  • Consider barriers to use and break them down
  • Consider barriers to use and break them down
  • Seek out strategic partnerships
  • Consider maintenance and sustainability
  • Must be able to integrate into staff workflow
  • Training for staff and patrons
  • In marketing focus on the functionality
  • Be willing to experiment. Avoid analysis paralysis!
  • Start small and keep it simple
  • Questions? [email_address] AIM: librarianmer Links and presentation at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com Questions? Just Ask!