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Bookcirclesprez

  1. 1. Local Social Networks based on Public Library Data Avi Kulkarni, Wicky Mendoza,
  2. 2. o o o http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/social-networks
  3. 3. Two sides of the pain <ul><li>Side 1: Pain felt by the libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Libraries need to become relevant in the internet era or die. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Libraries can become community centers around books and ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Side 2: Need felt by the residents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There no easy automatic way of letting people find like minded individuals in their local community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There needs to be a easy way to form “ Meet Up ” s on demand. </li></ul></ul>o o o
  4. 4. Market Size and Potential <ul><li>US has 16,500 public libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodreads has over 4 Million users. </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon has zillion users. </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries can become a Meet-UP centers. </li></ul><ul><li>8 out of 10 people interviewed at GA said they would be willing to share book reading data and would love to meet others in their community with similar interests. </li></ul>o o o
  5. 5. Product Design for Permission-Based Data Sharing <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Create tools for arranging “ meetings ” with some revenue contribution to the libraries. </li></ul>o o o
  6. 6. Use Cases <ul><li>“ New Moms ” want to talk to “ Recent Moms ” </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployed want to talk to trainers, mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs want to talk to prospective partners, industry veterans, service providers </li></ul><ul><li>New residents to connect with local community </li></ul><ul><li>New friends </li></ul>o o o
  7. 8. Technology tools Integration <ul><li>1. Janrain for social login / registration using Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. </li></ul><ul><li>2. APIs to get data from Local Library Systems, Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Create “ Proposed Circles ” ® technology. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Use “ Meetup ” to help formation of a Meeting on Demand. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Use “ Think Near ” or “ Ordr.in ” to find vendors that can host such meeting. </li></ul>o o o
  8. 9. Proposed Circles Technology ® <ul><li>Build an algorithm to find clusters around ideas, activities, needs etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish the list to users. </li></ul><ul><li>Let the users “ Opt-In ” to join a circle. </li></ul><ul><li>Announce to all the “ Opted ” people and help them to organize meets. </li></ul>o o o
  9. 10. Revenue Model <ul><li>A local meet fee of $1 per person will be contributed to the library that registers the user. </li></ul><ul><li>A Vendor fee of $5 per meeting will be contributed to the library and the vendor will get a badge of “ Library Patron ” . </li></ul><ul><li>The organization (us) will get advertisement revenue. </li></ul>o o o
  10. 11. Thanks <ul><li>Avi Kulkarni (973)568 0605 avi.kulkarni@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wicky Mendoza (956) 346-5421 wickyamr@gmail.com </li></ul>o o o

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