Building the Social Library Online <ul><li>Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>Norwich University </li></ul>
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 c...
Examples <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites (MySpace/Fa...
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...
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Building the Social Library Online - Copenhagen

  1. 1. Building the Social Library Online <ul><li>Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>Norwich University </li></ul>
  2. 2. Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  3. 3. Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Examples <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites (MySpace/Facebook, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Other online communities </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging / VoIP / Webconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Video blogging/screencasting </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-user virtual environments and games </li></ul>
  6. 6. Characteristics of Social Software
  7. 7. Easy Content Creation and Sharing
  8. 8. Online Collaboration
  9. 9. Conversations: Distributed
  10. 10. Conversations: Real Time
  11. 11. Capitalizing on the Wisdom of Crowds
  12. 12. Transparency
  13. 13. Transparency
  14. 14. Personalization
  15. 15. Personalization
  16. 16. Portability
  17. 17. What Can Social Software do for Libraries?
  18. 18. Disseminate Information
  19. 19. Disseminate Information
  20. 20. Disseminate Information
  21. 21. Disseminate Information
  22. 22. Disseminate Information
  23. 23. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  24. 24. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  25. 25. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  26. 26. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  27. 27. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  28. 28. Provide Services to Remote Users
  29. 29. Provide Services to Remote Users
  30. 30. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  31. 31. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  32. 32. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  33. 33. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  34. 34. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  35. 35. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  36. 36. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  37. 37. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  38. 38. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  39. 39. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues and Users
  40. 40. Strategies for Implementing Social Software
  41. 41. Avoid technolust
  42. 42. Will it improve library services? Will patrons use it?
  43. 43. Involve staff at all levels in planning
  44. 44. Encourage staff to play (and kick the tires!)
  45. 45. Consider barriers to use and break them down
  46. 46. Consider barriers to use and break them down
  47. 47. Seek out strategic partnerships
  48. 48. Consider maintenance and sustainability
  49. 49. Must be able to integrate into staff workflow
  50. 50. Training for staff and patrons
  51. 51. In marketing focus on the functionality
  52. 52. Be willing to experiment. Avoid analysis paralysis!
  53. 53. Start small and keep it simple
  54. 54. Questions? [email_address] AIM: librarianmer Links and presentation at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com Questions? Just Ask!

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