Space Up Your Library : The Social Net Works!


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Drawing the line further from where "Getting into the User Environment" stopped,
this presentation invites everybody to look more deeply into the use of social
networks (open or closed) by our users in general and focusses in particular on the
development of library services inside various types of social networks.What are the
benefits of making your medical library visible inside MySpace or Facebook?
And how do online personal startpage applications like iGoogle, Netvibes or
Pageflakes fit into this? The network (evolved by technology) is changing the users
behaviour and that will affect the future of information services.

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Space Up Your Library : The Social Net Works!

  1. 1. “ Space Up”Your Library The Social Net Works …! Guus van den Brekel, Central Medical Library, UMCG at EAHIL2008 Helsinki, 23rd - 28th of June 2008
  2. 2. “ SPICE up your life!” S etting P opulation I ntervention C omparison E valuation Evidence-Based Librarianship : Answering relevant and important questions in Librarianship . Andrew Booth, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare Information, ScHARR
  3. 4. “ Towards a new information SPACE” innovations and renovations Theme EAHIL 2008 Helsinki
  4. 5. “ Into The User Environment” Part 2
  5. 6. What happened in between….? <ul><li>Visibility : Into the Workflow of User </li></ul><ul><li>Many Library Toolbars & Browser stuff </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I add my own stuff? ( personalization ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I want to have it in my own space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing use of WEB 2.0 within Library community, but even more by our users </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Trends <ul><li>Even more web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile internet </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3D </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing possibilities in personalization, but also </li></ul><ul><li>Further Growth & Evolving of (Social) Networks </li></ul>
  7. 8. What is a Social Network? <ul><li>“ A social network service uses software to build online social networks for communities of people who share interests and activities or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others.” ( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, June 17 th 2008) </li></ul>
  8. 9. What is it about? <ul><li>It’s All About: </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting to connect </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing what others are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Networking & Communication </li></ul>
  9. 11. Special Networks for <ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Clinicians </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>(Medical) Librarians </li></ul>
  10. 12. Ozmosis:
  11. 13. Sermo:
  12. 14. SocialMD:
  13. 15. ANA NursingWorld:
  14. 16. NurseLinkUP:
  15. 17. TiroMED:
  16. 18. DoctorsHangout:
  17. 19. Student Dentist:
  18. 20. Assessment for Health Sciences Libraries:
  19. 21. Library 2.0: Medical and Health Science Libraries:
  20. 23. Reasons NOT to ignore Social Networks <ul><li>Efficiency possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Build professional communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Build sharing communities </li></ul><ul><li>Build community support through outreach </li></ul>Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries,
  21. 24. More Reasons NOT to ignore Social Networks <ul><li>Connection, communication, collaboration, consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss & share information (articles, photos, videos, cases, data, methodologies) </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging trends, topics, medications, treatments, insights in your field </li></ul><ul><li>Global, international connections & opportunities </li></ul>Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries,
  22. 25. Bringing the Tools to The Content & to The User
  23. 26. From Toolbar To Searchbox <ul><li>Simple html Searchbox: flexible, tailor-made </li></ul>But how about maintenance and control?
  24. 27. From SearchBox To “ Universal” Widgets <ul><li>A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML -based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation . </li></ul><ul><li>Or: gadget, badge, module, capsule, snippet, mini and flake. </li></ul>
  25. 28. NLM SEARCH WIDGET BLOG WEBSITE iGoogle Netvibes MyYahoo FACEBOOK MySpace Opera Windows Live Apple Dashboard Vista INTRANET http ://
  26. 29. Some stats PubMed 1482 MedlinePlus 961 MedWorm 815 DermAtlas 500 KMLE Medical Dictionary 593 ToXSeek 590 HazMap 402 Consumer Health and Patient Education 473 Mesh Search Swedish-English 522 UpToDate 110 NLM ALL Search 174 NLM Gateway 22 (New) Search ALL EAHIL Websites 20 (new) SEE ALL MY Netvibes WIDGETS:
  27. 30. Creating widgets <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenSocial </li></ul></ul>
  28. 33. From Widgets To Social Networks …. anywhere <ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Websites, intranet,blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Personal start pages </li></ul><ul><li>embed and install options </li></ul>
  29. 35. From Widgets to Personal Start Page Tools <ul><li>Netvibes, iGoogle or Pageflakes or… </li></ul><ul><li>Our Choice: Netvibes </li></ul>
  30. 36. From Personal Start Page to Published “Universe” <ul><li>Online Published Selection: “Universe” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Toolbox Take-Away & Tailor-made” </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing, collaboration, cooperation, education & training </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 39. PennTags & PennPortal <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  33. 40. “ The Web is Ours” <ul><li>User chooses and creates </li></ul><ul><li>It’s no threat, but an additional thing, supplementary </li></ul><ul><li>If the user can do it himself, the library should have done it before, for him </li></ul><ul><li>Play a role –as Library/Librarians in innovation in education, research, projects, collaboration… </li></ul>
  34. 41. Our Focus as Medical Library <ul><li>Improve & Extend Tailor-made Services (including personal start pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Search & Take-Away (with Widgets & Universes) </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts & RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach (Get out of the Library) </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction & Education : Screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust Courses including “Web-Literacy” </li></ul>
  35. 42. Further Reading <ul><li>Bookmarks: http :// </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Social Software in Libraries / Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: Online Social Networks in Healthcare & Libraries / PF Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>WhitePaper: Social Networking, the &quot;Third Place,&quot; and the Evolution of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Book: Linked - How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life </li></ul><ul><li>Report: Social Networking : A quantitative and qualitative research report into attitudes, behaviours and use. OfCom, April 2008. The pdf and the story BBC News . </li></ul><ul><li>Report: Sharing , Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World [ OCLC - Membership reports] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services: </li></ul><ul><li>DIGICMB: </li></ul>
  36. 43. “ To boldly go where your users have gone before”