Social Software for Library People: Jeffco Public Library Staff Day, 2008

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A presentation for the Jefferson County (CO) Public Library 2008 All Staff Day. Links and photo credits are at http://stevelawson.name/jeffco2008/

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Social Software for Library People: Jeffco Public Library Staff Day, 2008

  1. 1. social software for library people Steve Lawson Humanities Librarian, Colorado College stevelawson.name/seealso
  2. 2. what are we talking about? web 2.0 ? library 2.0 ? read / write web ? social software ?
  3. 3. the web
  4. 4. according to Meredith Farkas: <ul><li>Social software must do at least two of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>allows people to communicate, collaborate, & build community online </li></ul><ul><li>can be syndicated, shared, reused, or remixed (or facilitates same) </li></ul><ul><li>lets people learn easily from & capitalize on the behavior or knowledge of others </li></ul>
  5. 5. fearfully anticipated questions
  6. 6. fearfully anticipated question number one: “ why should I care about this stuff at all?”
  7. 7. as library people “Social software seems like a free and easy way to give your library a human face on the larger Internet.… I feel that it’s all of our responsibility as online community members of various stripes, to provide positive examples of social software online.” — Jessamyn West
  8. 8. facebook pages
  9. 9. myspace profiles
  10. 10. flickr photos
  11. 11. share
  12. 12. professional & personal networking
  13. 13. maybe you don’t need to care I feel as if most of us aren’t understanding this. Social Media is not for everyone for one reason alone: Not everyone wants to socialize online 24/7. - Corvida, “It’s OK to Ignore Social Media” on SheGeeks
  14. 14. blogorwiki?
  15. 15. blogs for libraries
  16. 16. blogs for librarians
  17. 17. blogs for…other things
  18. 18. wikipedia: article
  19. 19. wikipedia: edit
  20. 20. wikipedia: history
  21. 21. wikipedia: fight talk
  22. 22. wikis for library people
  23. 23. wikis for sharing
  24. 24. pop quiz: blog or wiki? <ul><li>Travel diary </li></ul><ul><li>Planning a party </li></ul><ul><li>Library subject guides </li></ul><ul><li>Local model rocketry club </li></ul><ul><li>Private site for planning a home rennovation </li></ul>
  25. 25. fearfully anticipated question number two: <ul><li>“ how do you find interesting sites?” </li></ul>
  26. 26. technorati.com
  27. 27. http://fishingjones.com/
  28. 28. find new social sites
  29. 29. contextual egomania
  30. 30. this stuff looks stupid from the outside
  31. 31. does she really have 860 “friends?”
  32. 32. who cares about his cat?
  33. 33. and just what is a “poke?”
  34. 34. danah boyd <ul><li>participants on social network sites “write their community into being through the process of Friending. In doing so, they help define themselves and the context in which they are operating.” </li></ul>
  35. 35. danah boyd <ul><li>“ While most participants surf the site through the networks themselves, most newcomers and non-participants use the search feature and are absolutely horrified by what they may see.” </li></ul>
  36. 36. connecting with the past
  37. 37. connecting with people around you
  38. 38. concoct games
  39. 39. folksonomics
  40. 40. del.icio.us/bevedog
  41. 41. del.icio.us/tag
  42. 42. flickr.com/photos/tags
  43. 43. Flickr tag clusters
  44. 44. http://www.librarything.com/tagcloud.php
  45. 45. LibraryThing tagmash
  46. 46. the del.icio.us lesson: “ personal value precedes network value” -Joshua Porter
  47. 47. useless?
  48. 48. tagging ≠ panacea Ann Arbor District Library LibraryThing
  49. 49. tagging
  50. 50. fearfully anticipated question number three: when do you find the time for all this?
  51. 51. do it at work <ul><li>“ Library administrators and managers need to lead this change in their organizations. One way they can do this is to provide time, equipment, and training in order to successfully implement these new tools into the library’s digital space.” </li></ul><ul><li>— David Lee King </li></ul>
  52. 52. “cognitive surplus” <ul><li>According to Clay Shirky: </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of Wikipedia to date = </li></ul><ul><li>100 million hours </li></ul><ul><li>Watch TV / year in the USA = </li></ul><ul><li>200 billion hours </li></ul>
  53. 53. imashination
  54. 54. social software make sharing easier
  55. 55. Flickr URL: http://flickr.com/photos/theparadigmshifter/436729333/ (54 characters)
  56. 56. American Memory URL: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hawp:2:./temp/~ammem_iw2d::@@@mdb=mcc,gottscho,detr,nfor,wpa,aap,cwar,bbpix,cowellbib,calbkbib,consrvbib,bdsbib,dag,fsaall,gmd,pan,vv,presp,varstg,suffrg,nawbib,horyd,wtc,toddbib,mgw,ncr,ngp,musdibib,hlaw,papr,lhbumbib,rbpebib,lbcoll,alad,hh,aaodyssey,magbell,bbcards,dcm,raelbib,runyon,dukesm,lomaxbib,mtj,gottlieb,aep,qlt,coolbib,fpnas,aasm,scsm,denn,relpet,amss,aaeo,mffbib,afc911bib,mjm,mnwp,rbcmillerbib,molden,ww2map,hawp,omhbib,rbaapcbib,mal,ncpsbib,ncpm,lhbprbib,ftvbib,afcreed,aipn,cwband,flwpabib,wpapos,cmns,psbib,pin,coplandbib,svybib,mmorse,afcwwgbib,mymhiwebib,uncall,mfd,afcwip,mtaft,manz,llstbib,fawbib,berl,fmuever,cdn,upboverbib,mussm,cic,afcpearl,awh,awhbib,sgp,wright,lhbtnbib,afcesnbib,hurstonbib,mreynoldsbib,spaldingbib,sgproto,cola,tccc,curt,mharendt,lhbcbbib,eaa,haybib,mesnbib,fine,cwnyhs (852 characters)
  57. 57. embed video
  58. 58. embed video
  59. 59. blog photos
  60. 60. feeds Surround and penetrate social software and bind the World Wide Web together -Jason Griffey / Obi-Wan Kenobi
  61. 61. feed for a blog
  62. 62. blog feed in Google Reader
  63. 63. blog feed in netvibes
  64. 64. Flickr feeds
  65. 65. YouTube feeds
  66. 66. api = application programming interface = magical pixie dust
  67. 69. fearfully anticipated question number 4: do you really expect us to do all of this stuff?
  68. 70. no
  69. 71. but here is your homework, should you choose to accept it: <ul><li>choose three social software sites and sign up for them </li></ul><ul><li>use them for two weeks </li></ul><ul><li>choose one to keep using for a month </li></ul><ul><li>see what happens… </li></ul>
  70. 72. thanks! slides, links, photo credits are here: http://stevelawson.name/jeffco2008

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