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  • Building the Social Library Online Meredith Farkas OLA Superconference 2008
  • Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  • Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  • What is social software?
  • What is social software? My denition: To be dened as social software, a tool must meet at least two of the following conditions:
  • What is social software? My denition: To be dened 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
  • What is social software? My denition: To be dened 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
  • What is social software? My denition: To be dened 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
  • Examples Blogs Instant messaging/VoIP/ Webconferencing RSS Podcasting Wikis Video blogging/screencasting Social networking sites Multi-user virtual (MySpace/Facebook, etc.) environments and games Social bookmarking sites Other online communities
  • Characteristics of Social Software
  • Easy Content Creation and Sharing
  • Online Collaboration
  • Conversations: Distributed
  • Conversations: Real Time
  • Capitalizing on the Wisdom of Crowds
  • Capitalizing on the Wisdom of Crowds
  • Transparency
  • Transparency
  • Personalization
  • Personalization
  • Portability
  • What Can Social Software do for Libraries?
  • Disseminate Information
  • Disseminate Information
  • Disseminate Information
  • Disseminate Information
  • Disseminate Information
  • Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  • Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  • Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  • Get Feedback! Start a Conversation!
  • Highlight Collections
  • Highlight Collections
  • Highlight Collections
  • Highlight Collections
  • Highlight Collections
  • Highlight Collections
  • Give the Library a Human Face!
  • Give the Library a Human Face!
  • Provide Services to Remote Users
  • Provide Services to Remote Users
  • Go where your users are
  • Go where your users are
  • Go where your users are
  • Go where your users are
  • Provide Services Using Tools Patrons Use
  • Provide Services Using Tools Patrons Use
  • Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  • Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  • Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  • Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  • Capitalize on the Collective Intelligence of our Users
  • Strategies for Implementing Social Software
  • Wikis Facebook Blogs IM RSS
  • Facebook Wikis Blogs IM RSS
  • Avoid technolust
  • Know your users
  • Understand the culture of social tools
  • Involve staff at all levels in planning
  • Develop a learning culture
  • Develop a risk-tolerant culture
  • Start small and keep it simple
  • Capitalize on your network
  • Consider maintenance and sustainability
  • Must be able to integrate into staff workow
  • Training for staff and patrons
  • Create partnerships
  • In marketing focus on the functionality
  • Be agile
  • Time must be devoted to all this
  • Questions? Meredith Farkas mgfarkas(at)gmail.com AIM: librarianmer meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress

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