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Social Software in
     Libraries
      Meredith Farkas
     Norwich University
Web 1.0: Democratized
Access to Information
Web 2.0: Democratized
    Participation
Social Software

My definition: A tool must meet at least
two of the following conditions:
 1. It allows people to communi...
Social software
  Trends for
   Libraries
Use social tools
 to Highlight
  Collections
Create Community
     around
  Collections
Collect and
Disseminate
Knowledge
Go Where our
 Users Are
Have transparent
 conversations
 with our users
Improve internal
   knowledge
    sharing
Communicate with
users at the point
     of need
Strategies for
  implementing
social software
Know your users
Develop a risk-
tolerant culture
Develop a
learning culture
Involve staff at
  all levels in
    planning
Capitalize on your
     network
Time must be
devoted to this
Questions?
         mgfarkas at gmail
librarianmer at Twitter, FriendFeed,
          Flickr, AIM, etc.
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
Social Software in Libraries - for UIUC class
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  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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