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Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class

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A talk for UIUC Students on Tuesday night.

A talk for UIUC Students on Tuesday night.

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  • 1. Social Software in Libraries Meredith Farkas Norwich University
  • 2. Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  • 3. Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  • 4. Social Software My definition: 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. Social software Trends for Libraries
  • 6. Use social tools to Highlight Collections
  • 7. Create Community around Collections
  • 8. Collect and Disseminate Knowledge
  • 9. Go Where our Users Are
  • 10. Have transparent conversations with our users
  • 11. Improve internal knowledge sharing
  • 12. Communicate with users at the point of need
  • 13. Strategies for implementing social software
  • 14. Know your users
  • 15. Develop a risk- tolerant culture
  • 16. Develop a learning culture
  • 17. Involve staff at all levels in planning
  • 18. Capitalize on your network
  • 19. Time must be devoted to this
  • 20. Questions? mgfarkas at gmail librarianmer at Twitter, FriendFeed, Flickr, AIM, etc.