Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class

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Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class

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

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