Friday, October 26, 2007

A Course on Library 2.0 & Social Networking

Info courtesy: Sukhdev's World
LIS 768: Course Syllabus
Here is the updated syllabus: stephensl2syllabusfinal1.doc
Revised Course Schedule: lis768courseschedulerevised.doc
See also:

  • Tags Help Make Libraries Social bookmarking and tagging boost participation, By Melissa L. Rethlefsen -- Library Journal, 9/15/2007
  • Social Software in Libraries, by Meredith Farkas
  • New OCLC Report: Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World:
    The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground—shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location—is as old as human societies, but social networking has flourished due to the ease of connecting on the Web.

    This OCLC membership report explores this web of social participation and cooperation on the Internet and how it may impact the library’s role, including:

    * The use of social networking, social media, commercial and library services on the Web
    * How and what users and librarians share on the Web and their attitudes toward related privacy issues
    * Opinions on privacy online
    * Libraries’ current and future roles in social networking

    The report is based on a survey (by Harris Interactive on behalf of OCLC) of the general public from six countries—Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—and of library directors from the U.S. The research provides insights into the values and social-networking habits of library users. continue reading the report
  • Info courtesy:
    Gerry McKiernan
    Associate Professor
    Science and Technology Librarian
    Iowa State University Library
    Ames IA 50011

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