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Social Software At UBC Library

  1. 1. Social Software at UBC Library Prepared for the Sciences Libraries by Sally Taylor May 17, 2007
  2. 2. Social software <ul><li>Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Current awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Professional networking </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>internal communication </li></ul><ul><li>and collaboration </li></ul>
  4. 4. IM for summer reference
  5. 5. Blog for IR implementation
  6. 6. Wiki for BCLA presentation
  7. 7. <ul><li>communication, outreach </li></ul><ul><li>and teaching </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blog for news
  9. 9. Blog for outreach
  10. 10. Wiki for teaching “… provide a forum for best practice for health librarians, and other information professionals around the world.”
  11. 11. <ul><li>sharing resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. Photo sharing Photo by UBC Library Graphics <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>hamber </li></ul><ul><li>ubc </li></ul><ul><li>ubclibrary </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tagging web sites
  14. 14. <ul><li>current awareness </li></ul>
  15. 15. Staying current NEWS BLOGS BOOKS ARTICLES
  16. 16. RSS to the rescue RSS in Plain English: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english NEWS BLOGS BOOKS ARTICLES
  17. 17. RSS reader required
  18. 18. RSS for our users <ul><li>Library news </li></ul><ul><li>New materials at UBC Library </li></ul><ul><li>New articles - EBSCO, Engineering Village, PubMed, Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks as RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>Current Awareness workshops </li></ul>
  19. 19. Republishing RSS feeds
  20. 20. <ul><li>professional networking </li></ul>
  21. 21. Social networking tools <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook – UBC Librarians group </li></ul><ul><li>Carmun – research interests </li></ul>
  22. 22. Learning more <ul><li>Five Weeks to a Social Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sociallibraries.com/course/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools for Outreach & Teaching Series (TOTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Starting out… just pick one! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thank you!

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