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"From Dress Casual to Eye Candy: Outfitting Our Libraries for Online Social Networking"

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  • 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!
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  • Ball State University Libraries on the Web But where are the videos? Can you find them? Take a look.
  • Take a look!
  • Media & MySpace: A Natural Fit
    • Music easy to add from MySpace member profiles - MySpace music search
    • Music player widgets available in abundance
    • Video available from MySpaceTV
    • Video available from other sources to embed on social network profiles as redirect code (youtube, bliptv, etc.)
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  • Honda MySpace Profile Design Contest - 2007
  • Video-making advice from librarians at the ACRL Distance Learning Discussion Group:
    • Keep it short (max. 30 seconds)
    • - modules are more easily updated
    • - readers may have a short attention span
    • Use students as actors
  • Free2 Campaign (Bay Area Library & Information System, Peninsula Library System and Silicon Valley Library System) Patrons deliver the message. Have a listen.
  • Still-Photo Images & Library Instruction: Succinct, Step-by-Step Demos Take a look!
  • Animoto: Set Photos to Music
    • Getting a Book at the Brooklyn College Library
    • Highlights of the Music Library – will use Scott Massarsky’s “These Hallow Strings”
    • Here for the Books – will use Wounded Buffalo Theory’s “Here for the Cars”
    • Special Collections – Paul G. Maziar will be creating a spoken word piece about Brooklyn
    • Emailing Database Results – will seek permission to use Rusted Root’s “Send Me on My Way”
  • Facebook: If you put a librarian in a school uniform, will she fit in?
    • Facebook, in the beginning, didn’t notice the libraries
    • Facebook shut the libraries down
    • Librarians, not libraries, venture into Facebook
    • Facebook Groups enable a Library presence through an individual
    • Facebook Pages allow a library presence
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  • How else can libraries use social networks?
    • Reference – incoming and push
    • Marketing – events, resources, services and needs
    • Networking for forming collaborations and connections
    • Providing a public forum
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  • Crowdsourcing of Reference You have to be there to hear the questions being asked.
  • Stepping into the Waters: What to Expect
  • 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 )
      • Populate with apps and widgets
  • Device Matters - Mobile is the future
    • “ Consumers want to take the internet with them wherever they go…The cell phone is becoming the defacto internet device”
    • David Kirkpatrick, Senior Editor, Fortune ( World Economic Forum 2008, “The Future of Mobile Technology ”)
    • Content designed for device
      • “ Third Screen” concept - Art , Advertisement , or Porn ?
      • keitai shousetsu – novels written on and for cell phones
    • Programming designed for device
      • Twitter – blogging for cell phones
      • Feed2Mobile - gets RSS feed and adapts content for delivery on mobile device
      • Facebook applications for cell phones
  • Place Matters
    • “ 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.
  • Benefits of LBS
    • For the User
      • Request the nearest business or service, such as an ATM or restaurant (in a physical library, find a book, a service point, a person)
      • Receive alerts, such as notification of a sale on gas or warning of a traffic jam (on a campus, receive library over-due notices when near the library)
    • For the Provider
      • Resource tracking: Objects without privacy controls, using passive sensors or RF tags, such as packages (in libraries, track mobile devices used for loaner programs, books improperly shelved)
      • Proximity-based notification (push or pull): Targeted advertising, buddy list, common profile matching (in large library facilities, notify about events going on in the building)
  • Our Users: A Precious Commodity
      • Are our users eager to find us and collaborate with us on social networks or will their interest wane?
      • Some final thoughts from American Public Media’s Marketplace
  • Thank you! Beth Evans [email_address]