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Opportunities for librarians: Experiments with social software
Abstract Social software transforms communication oSocial software transforms communication on the Web by creating communities of like-minded users. Librarians adopted social software technologies such as blogs and wikis early on to communicate with staff as well colleagues outside of their organizations. In addition, librarian-authored blogs facilitate discussions among information professionals on issues affecting the community. The appearance of social software Web sites such as Flickr, Del.icio.us, and Connotea add a new dimension to the concept of social software since they allow users to create tags aswell as audiences for content organization and views. These types of social softwareWeb sites offer a wealth of opportunities for librarians for supplying services as well as resources from library Web sites. In March 2006 I utilized Ning's cloning capabilities to create a class project which centered on reviews of libraries and their Web pages. I linked my "Library Reviews" project in Ning to Flickr by creating a "Library Reviews" group on this site. I also created a group in Google Groups titled "Library Reviews."Google Groups facilitates discussions among members on group related topics. This project provided me with numerous learning experiences. In addition to increasing my knowledge of the content and services available fromdifferent types of libraries, I gained skill in utilizing the features of Ning and Flickr such as editing the program code, assigning tags, uploading pictures, and fine tuning maps. This new technology offers a wealth of opportunities for librarians. doi:10.1300/ J204v03n04_01 © Copyright (c) by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.e Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Abstractsub Social software transforms communication oSocial software transforms communication on the Web by creating communities of like-minded users. Librarians adopted social software technologies such as blogs and wikis early on to communicate with staff as well colleagues outside of their organizations. In addition, librarian-authored blogs facilitate discussions among information professionals on issues affecting the community. The appearance of social software Web sites such as Flickr, Del.icio.us, and Connotea add a new dimension to the concept of social software since they allow users to create tags aswell as audiences for content organization and views. These types of social softwareWeb sites offer a wealth of opportunities for librarians for supplying services as well as resources from library Web sites. In March 2006 I utilized Ning's cloning capabilities to create a class project which centered on reviews of libraries and their Web pages. I linked my "Library Reviews" project in Ning to Flickr by creating a "Library Reviews" group on this site. I also created a group in Google Groups titled "Library Reviews."Google Groups facilitates discussions among members on group related topics. This project provided me with numerous learning experiences. In addition to increasing my knowledge of the content and services available fromdifferent types of libraries, I gained skill in utilizing the features of Ning and Flickr such as editing the program code, assigning tags, uploading pictures, and fine tuning maps. This new technology offers a wealth of opportunities for librarians. doi:10.1300/ J204v03n04_01 © Copyright (c) by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.e Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1300/J204v03n04_01  +
Has author Blummer B. +
Has keyword Blogs + , Social software + , Web pages + , Wiki +
Issn 15367967  +
Issue 4  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 1–12  +
Published in Journal of Access Services +
Title Opportunities for librarians: Experiments with social software +
Type journal article  +
Volume 3  +
Year 2007 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 03:18:44  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 03:18:44  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2007  +
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