Using Social Software in Health Libraries

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