“ Using social software in health libraries” A continuing education (CE) course for the 2007 CHLA/ABSC Conference Ottawa, ...
Introductions  <ul><li>Instructors  </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics  </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule 1:30-5:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>...
Objectives   <ul><li>Introduce social software to health librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Provide our  personal opinions &  pe...
Using   social software <ul><li>Definition( s): </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ social-software refers to web-based software t...
Blogs – part I   <ul><li>What is a web-log, or blog?   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Definition, benefits, weaknesses </li></u...
<ul><li>Time : twelve (12) minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Search for your favourite medical blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or, find...
RSS feeds – part II <ul><li>What is RSS?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible applications for current awareness,  filtering to...
RSS practice – ’hands on’   <ul><li>Time : ten (10) minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Sign onto your RSS reader account: </li></ul...
Wikis – part III   <ul><li>What are wikis?  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative authoring at a website anyone can edit...
Wikis – ‘hands on’   <ul><li>Time : ten (10) minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Work in pairs </li></ul><ul><li>See  the wiki we’ve...
Social search   <ul><li>Personalize, customize  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>search  selected  websites only </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Podcasting is a blend of  iPod & broadcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguishing feature is  portability & R...
<ul><li>Time : ten (10) minutes  </li></ul><ul><li>Medical podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find on iTunes </li></ul></u...
Other social software tools   <ul><li>Social tagging, folksonomic tagging, memes </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to track,  label ...
The future use of social software <ul><li>Break into small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm for  10-12 minutes </li></u...
Contact: <ul><li>Dean Giustini </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene Barsky   [email_address] </li></ul>
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Using Social Software in Health Libraries

  1. 1. “ Using social software in health libraries” A continuing education (CE) course for the 2007 CHLA/ABSC Conference Ottawa, Ontario, May 28 th , 2007, University of Ottawa, Morriset Library Dean Giustini & Eugene Barsky University of British Columbia (UBC) Library
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule 1:30-5:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-workshop e-mail – feedback? </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll need to open two browsers: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go mid-page, under ‘ New content ’ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on ‘ Using social software in health libraries’ link </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// bloglines.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Introduce social software to health librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Provide our personal opinions & perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Learn some basic tips & tricks </li></ul><ul><li>Engage health librarians in dialogue and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Assess Web 2.0’s future impact on health libraries. </li></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software
  4. 4. Using social software <ul><li>Definition( s): </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ social-software refers to web-based software tools that support or foster group interaction” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis, podcasts, video, RSS feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive, open, easy to use, remixable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact in medicine, socialization </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 creates conversations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation, ‘on the wards’, rounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge begins with conversations* </li></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software <ul><ul><li>Kenneth Megill. Thinking for a living: the Coming Age of Knowledge Work . 2004 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs – part I <ul><li>What is a web-log, or blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Definition, benefits, weaknesses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Why use them? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication, discourse, debate, outreach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free & fee-based; e.g. Movable Type, WordPress, Blogger, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bloggers in health and medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our experience as bloggers & who we read </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use wiki (or search tools) to find other blogs </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software Blogger.com
  6. 6. <ul><li>Time : twelve (12) minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Search for your favourite medical blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or, find one on the wiki: http://tinyurl.com/3ext68 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is blog’s purpose stated? Is blog current? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is blogger engaging? Dull? Describe its tone </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other observations e.g. writing style, humour </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Share your favourite blog with class </li></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software technorati.com blogsearch.google.com Blogging – ‘hands-on’
  7. 7. RSS feeds – part II <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible applications for current awareness, filtering tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools we use, i.e. Bloglines.com, iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases with RSS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed; Google; EBSCO databases; no OVID yet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medical RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to wiki page on RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find or browse RSS feeds (search) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. MedWorm, LibWorm, Ask.com </li></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software
  8. 8. RSS practice – ’hands on’ <ul><li>Time : ten (10) minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Sign onto your RSS reader account: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. Bloglines, Google Reader or i Google? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to CBC health’s RSS feed http:// www.cbc.ca/rss / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add any second RSS feed to your reader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions ? Break </li></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software bloglines.com iGoogle.com
  9. 9. Wikis – part III <ul><li>What are wikis? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative authoring at a website anyone can edit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Content management systems </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free vs fee-based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web & server based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>encyclopedia, manuals, subject guides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social, open, participatory model like Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physician-moderated – e.g AskDrWiki, Ganfyd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expert models e.g. Citizendium </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software mediawiki.com
  10. 10. Wikis – ‘hands on’ <ul><li>Time : ten (10) minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Work in pairs </li></ul><ul><li>See the wiki we’ve assigned to you </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open or expert-moderated? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is there an RSS feed? a blog? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other observations? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits of wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problems with wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience with UBC Health library wiki </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software ‘ Get a note from your doctor’ ganfyd.org
  11. 11. Social search <ul><li>Personalize, customize </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>search selected websites only </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications of customized search: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>subject guides, specific user populations, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Rollyo & Google Co-op e.g. Health </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MLA librarians are tagging for Google health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of social search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physiotherapy search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical blog search </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software chacha.com google.com/coop
  12. 12. <ul><li>Podcasting is a blend of iPod & broadcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguishing feature is portability & RSS feed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio/video – vodcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are we moving into a post-textual Web? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most audiovidual content is grey literature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>CHLA/ABSC Factsheet on Podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top podcasting programs in medicine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MEDLINE indexing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software sciencemag.org/multimedia Podcasting – part IV
  13. 13. <ul><li>Time : ten (10) minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Medical podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find on iTunes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Vodcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listen/ watch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software http://www.nejm.org/video Podcasting demo
  14. 14. Other social software tools <ul><li>Social tagging, folksonomic tagging, memes </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to track, label and share digital artifacts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us , Furl, Flickr, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging in science: Connotea, CiteULike </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages and disadvantages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Sermo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual reality </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life - HealthInfoIsland </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software sermo.com Secondlife.com
  15. 15. The future use of social software <ul><li>Break into small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm for 10-12 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What social software tools can you implement? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which tools are most useful for health librarians? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction, information sources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Report back to class </li></ul><ul><li>Dean and Eugene’s predictions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wrap-up </li></ul></ul></ul>Barsky/Giustini – 2007 CHLA/ABSC Social software
  16. 16. Contact: <ul><li>Dean Giustini </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Eugene Barsky [email_address] </li></ul>
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