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Naclis2013 ppt

  1. 1. Effective Use of Social Media in Libraries A Case Study from Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Library Kamani Perera Librarian Regional Centre for Strategic Studies k_vithana@yahoo.com
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. Blog • Very interactive tool • Receives instant feedback • Dynamic, distributed and more collaborative • Overcome financial crisis • Can share unlimited information • Anybody can read and write their comments • Kind of online diary
  4. 4. Blog on Strategic Studies http://kamani-strategicstudies.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Blog Page views by Countries • United States 21440 • Russia 7107 • United Kingdom 5265 • India 3892 • Germany 3798 • Sri Lanka 3121 • France 2348 • Ukraine 2221 • Netherlands 1877 • Spain 1829 • Page views all time history 81,263 *2011 May – 2013 June (As at 21 June 2013)
  6. 6. Knowledge Portal Knowledge portal can be defined as a web page that provides an entry point to the Internet or Intranet. It supports working, learning, teaching, research, and development.
  7. 7. RCSS Digital Reference Library Portal on South Asian Strategic Studies and International Relations (http://rcss.asia/)   
  8. 8. RCSS Digital Reference Library Portal Contd.
  9. 9. RCSS Digital Reference Library Portal Contd.
  10. 10. Conclusion • Portals and blogs are web 2.0 applications and provide more interactive, effective platform for its users. Therefore, it is called wisdom web, participative web, and read/write web. • I encourage you to use these tools in your libraries to capture, store, share and disseminate internal and external knowledge within your virtual community. Thank You

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