IFLA 2009 - OVerview of Social Computing Tools in Libraries

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This presentation provides a brief overview of the current context of social computing and some tools that might be useful in the library and information agency setting. This presentation was part of the program "Social computing tools for learning and knowledge sharing" for the World Library Information Congress at the IFLA 75th General Conference and Assembly in Milan, Italy 2009. The program was sponsored by the Knowledge management, Library and Research Services for Parliaments, and Information Technology Sections.

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IFLA 2009 - OVerview of Social Computing Tools in Libraries

  1. 1. Dr. Frank Cervone Vice Chancellor for Information Services Purdue University Calumet Hammond, IN, US World Library and Information Congress 75 th IFLA General Conference and Assembly Milan, Italy Tuesday 25 August 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>To foster an 'architecture of participation’ 1 </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul>1 - O'Reilly, T., The Architecture of Participation. O'Reilly Developer Weblogs , April 6, 2003. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/3017 2 - Lankes, R. D., Silverstein, J. L., Nicholson, S., & Marshall, T. (2007). &quot;Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation&quot; Information Research , 12 (4) paper colis05. [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/12-4/colis05.html]
  3. 5. <ul><li>Keeping patrons and staff informed </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Social tagging and organizing of information </li></ul>aNobii
  5. 7. <ul><li>Sharing information </li></ul>Daft Doggy
  6. 14. University College of Dublin

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