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Key Issues and Applications of Social Networking Technologies in Libraries <ul><li>Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>Septe...
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...
What can social software do for the library internally?
Share timely information
Capitalize on the collective intelligence of your colleagues
Capitalize on the collective intelligence of your colleagues
What can social software do for our patrons?
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Disseminate Information
Highlight Collections
Highlight Collections
Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
Build Community
Build Community
Provide Services to Remote Users
Making Learning Engaging
Making Learning Engaging
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 our Users
Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
Issues in  Implementing Social Software
Avoid technolust
Will it improve library services?
Involve staff at all levels in planning
Encourage staff to play (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
Start small and keep it simple
Questions? Just Ask! [email_address] AIM: librarianmer
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  1. 1. Key Issues and Applications of Social Networking Technologies in Libraries <ul><li>Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>September 12, 2007 </li></ul>
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. What can social software do for the library internally?
  5. 5. Share timely information
  6. 6. Capitalize on the collective intelligence of your colleagues
  7. 7. Capitalize on the collective intelligence of your colleagues
  8. 8. What can social software do for our patrons?
  9. 9. Disseminate Information
  10. 10. Disseminate Information
  11. 11. Disseminate Information
  12. 12. Disseminate Information
  13. 13. Highlight Collections
  14. 14. Highlight Collections
  15. 15. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  16. 16. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  17. 17. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  18. 18. Build Community
  19. 19. Build Community
  20. 20. Provide Services to Remote Users
  21. 21. Making Learning Engaging
  22. 22. Making Learning Engaging
  23. 23. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  24. 24. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  25. 25. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  26. 26. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  27. 27. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  28. 28. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  29. 29. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  30. 30. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  31. 31. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  32. 32. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  33. 33. Issues in Implementing Social Software
  34. 34. Avoid technolust
  35. 35. Will it improve library services?
  36. 36. Involve staff at all levels in planning
  37. 37. Encourage staff to play (kick the tires!)
  38. 38. Consider barriers to use and break them down
  39. 39. Consider barriers to use and break them down
  40. 40. Seek out strategic partnerships
  41. 41. Consider maintenance and sustainability
  42. 42. Must be able to integrate into staff workflow
  43. 43. Training for staff and patrons
  44. 44. In marketing focus on the functionality
  45. 45. Be willing to experiment
  46. 46. Start small and keep it simple
  47. 47. Questions? Just Ask! [email_address] AIM: librarianmer
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