Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online

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Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online

  1. 1. Building Collaboration Communication and Community Online Meredith Farkas Norwich University
  2. 2. What is social software? My definition: To be defined as social software, a tool must meet at least two of the following conditions: 1. It allows people to communicate, collaborate and build community online 2. It can be syndicated, shared, reused or remixed, or it facilitates syndication 3. It allows people to easily learn from and capitalize on the behavior or knowledge of others
  3. 3. Characteristics of Social Software
  4. 4. Easy Content Creation and Sharing
  5. 5. Online Collaboration
  6. 6. Conversations: Distributed
  7. 7. Conversations: Real Time
  8. 8. Capitalizing on the Wisdom of Crowds
  9. 9. Capitalizing on the Wisdom of Crowds
  10. 10. Transparency
  11. 11. Transparency
  12. 12. Personalization
  13. 13. Personalization
  14. 14. Portability
  15. 15. What Can Social Software do for Libraries?
  16. 16. Disseminate Information
  17. 17. Disseminate Information
  18. 18. Disseminate Information
  19. 19. Disseminate Information
  20. 20. Disseminate Information
  21. 21. Disseminate Information
  22. 22. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  23. 23. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  24. 24. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  25. 25. Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  26. 26. Give the Library a Human Face!
  27. 27. Give the Library a Human Face!
  28. 28. Provide Services to Remote Users
  29. 29. Provide Services to Remote Users
  30. 30. Provide Services to Remote Users
  31. 31. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  32. 32. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  33. 33. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  34. 34. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  35. 35. Provide Services Where our Users Are
  36. 36. Provide Services Using Tools Patrons Use
  37. 37. Provide Services Using Tools Patrons Use
  38. 38. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues & Users
  39. 39. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues & Users
  40. 40. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues & Users
  41. 41. Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of Colleagues & Users
  42. 42. Strategies for Implementing Social Software
  43. 43. Avoid Technolust
  44. 44. Will it improve library services? Will patrons use it?
  45. 45. Involve Staff at all Levels in Planning
  46. 46. Involve IT in Planning
  47. 47. Play with Technology! Kick the Tires!
  48. 48. Trust your patrons. Learn from them.
  49. 49. Consider Maintenance and Sustainability
  50. 50. Consider Maintenance and Sustainability
  51. 51. Do you Need a Policy?
  52. 52. In Marketing Focus on the Functionality
  53. 53. Social Software in Libraries Alternative Book Cover Contest Winners...
  54. 54. ash966
  55. 55. Kelli / nomextra
  56. 56. Darren Chase
  57. 57. Questions? Just Ask! mgfarkas@gmail.com AIM: librarianmer Links and presentation at http://meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com

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