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  • 1. Bookcircles.Org Local Social Networks based on Public Library Data Avi Kulkarni, Wicky Mendoza,
  • 2. Two sides of the pain
    • Side 1: Pain felt by the libraries
      • Public Libraries need to become relevant in the internet era or die.
      • Public Libraries can become community centers around books and ideas
    • Side 2: Need felt by the residents
      • There no easy automatic way of letting people find like minded individuals in their local community.
      • There needs to be a easy way to form “Meet Up”s on demand.
  • 3. Market Size and Potential
    • US has 16,500 public libraries.
    • Goodreads has over 4 Million users
    • Amazon has zillion users.
    • The libraries can become a Meet-UP centers.
  • 4. Product Design for Permission Based Data Sharing
    • Enable libraries to offer a service to their members to share their list of books borrowed, books owned, books read, books they like to read with other “open Minded” people in their community.
    • Create tools for arranging “meetings” with some revenue contribution to the libraries.
  • 5. Use Cases
    • “New Moms” want to talk to “Recent Moms”.
    • Unemployed want to talk to trainers, mentors.
    • Entrepreneurs want to talk to prospective partners, industry veterans, service providers.
    • Make friends
  • 6. Technology tools Integration
    • 1. Janrain for social login / registration using Facebook, Google, Twitter etc.
    • 2. APIs to get data from Local Library Systems, Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble etc..
    • 3. Create “Proposed Circles”® technology.
    • 4. Use “MeetUP” to help formation of a Meeting on Demand.
    • 5. Use “Think Near” or “Ordr.in” to find vendors that can host such meeting.
  • 7. Proposed Circles Technology ®
    • Build an algorithm to find clusters around ideas, activities, needs etc.
    • Publish the list to users.
    • Let the users “Opt-In” to join a circle.
    • Announce to all the “Opted” people and help them to organize meets.
  • 8. Revenue Model
    • A local meet fee of $1 per person will be contributed to the library that registers the user.
    • A Vendor fee of $5 per meeting will be contributed to the library and the vendor will get a badge of “Library Patron”.
    • The organization (us) will get advertisement revenue.
  • 9. Thanks
    • Avi Kulkarni (973)568 0605 avi.kulkarni@gmail.com
    • Wicky Mendoza (956) 346-5421 wickyamr@gmail.com

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