From Dress Casual to Eye Candy: Outfitting Our Libraries for Online Social Networks 2008 Westchester Library Association Annual Conference May 9, 2008 Tarrytown, New York ****************************** Presented by Prof. Beth Evans Brooklyn College Library Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Brooklyn College Library on Youtube: Finding Articles with Journal Indexes Have a listen!
Slow Motion A seven minute show – Two 30 second views with voice-overs
Bracken Library, Ball State University on MySpace Have a listen!
Where is Everybody? Choosing Your Social Network Platform
MySpace || Facebook || Beebo || Black Planet || Linkedin || Orkut (Find them all on Wikipedia )
Network Convergence – Flock
Social Networking in Real-Time
Photophlow – Chatrooms in Flickr
Videophlow – Chatrooms in Youtube
SeeToo - chatrooms for video on local computer
The Web Site Lives on… So Make it Student-Focused
In designing a library web site, “use a portal approach where users first identify themselves as belonging to one of several groups.”
Shu Liu, “Engaging Users: The Future of Academic Library Web Sites,” College and Research Libraries, January 2008, Vol. 69, No. 1 - http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crljournal/backissues2008/crljanuary08/crljan08.cfm
Brooklyn College Library creates an online student lounge
Develop site with User Interface (UI) components ( igoogle || Netvibes || Pageflakes )
“ Everyone assumes that the mobile internet will be like the traditional internet. They assume that you will be browsing the same way … I don’t think so at all… This whole notion of location-based services is a new category that will drive whole new categories of services”
Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google ( World Economic Forum 2008, “The Future of Mobile Technology ”)
In the U.S. the FCC requires that all carriers meet certain criteria for supporting location-based services
Location Based Services (LBS) are information services accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and utilizing the ability to make use of the location of the mobile device.