"If you are involved with the marketing of your your library, then the place to be this year is Computers in Libraries.
Our fearless leader, Jane Dysart, has filled the program with amazing programs of special interest to marketers."
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By Mimi Szeto
Lange was one of five speakers of “In The Now: How Special Libraries & Librarians are Using the Latest in Technology,” the pre-conference session hosted by the T-SLIS Network in Toronto.
The event brought together special librarians and non-traditional information professionals to share new tools and tactics to better serve their clients. Hot topics included social media monitoring, digital devices and building library services for tech-savvy users."
"In the face of challenges posed by an increase in social media, archivists at the Stanford University Libraries have adapted new technologies to digitally archive a traditionally community-driven database of Stanford documents.
Library Archivist Daniel Hartwig said that documents have been traditionally collected from Stanford staff or alumni who feel that they have something to contribute to the study of the history of Stanford. The catalog includes personal letters of former University President Donald Tresidder, lecture notes from students in the 1960s and materials from the controversial work of psychology professor Philip Zimbardo.
(OLLIE KHAKWANI/The Stanford Daily)
“We’re lucky in that our focus is limited to Stanford so we have a kind of built-in mechanism there for alumni to donate things,” Hartwig said.
However, now that correspondence and official documents are often in digital form, collecting materials for the archives has become more difficult."
“Effective Social Networking for Your Job Search” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"This program shows job seekers how to showcase their qualifications and expand their network, and how headhunters and hiring managers post jobs and recruit through their connections.
The social media sites LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, as well as blogs and how they can help with your job search, will be discussed."
"So why aren’t researchers using web 2.0 tools more? Broadly speaking, the reasons fall under three categories: researchers don’t know that the tools exist, researchers are unable to use them, or researchers choose not to use them. In this last category, the reluctance can spring from:
- lack of time to try new tools and lack of institutional incentives to make time to use them;
- their value not being made clear or the tools not being seen as credible;
- concerns around sharing ideas and data online;
For researchers in developing countries there are also serious legal, cultural, technological, and language barriers to adopting web 2.0 tools for collaboration and knowledge-sharing."
Via Dailin Shaido
Storify, the Twitter and multi-media curation service that's taken the indie and mainstream media worlds by storm, finally added the ability to post comments on stories tonight with the experimental addition of independent commenting platform Livefyre. Storify hasn't announced the feature yet, but Livefyre has.
In order to opt-in to comments on your Storify, users must click the settings button near their logged-in avatars in the top right of the page. Then a link to the Labs page will appear on the left side, which today contains nothing more than a check-box to turn on Livefyre.
[curated by Giuseppe Mauriello]
read full article http://j.mp/y70DVU
Via Giuseppe Mauriello
"While there are many individual archivists doing outstanding work in productively applying social media in the workplace, as a whole our profession is very far behind our colleagues in the library community.
As a member of the Special Libraries Association, I see first-hand the efforts made by that organization to embrace technology, and the initiative among special collections librarians to be "future ready" in the information age. But what are archivists doing in a collective way to prepare for work that is increasingly being done in "The Cloud?"
"Google’s popular social networking site, Google+, was launched in June of this year, and has since built up a membership of more than 40 million users. But only earlier this month did Google begin allowing organizations, and not just individuals, to create their own pages on the site. In the past few weeks, dozens of libraries have created Google+ pages, from large public libraries such as the New York Public Library, to smaller, tech-savvy ones like Darien Library, CT, and Skokie Public Library, IL. Several academic libraries have staked out Google+ pages, as well."
"Pamela Wright, chief digital access strategist, describes how the public is helping the National Archives bring its content to the Internet via social media.
Wright and the National Archives staff took the lessons they learned from those pilot programs and developed new initiatives around social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. This led to the development of the Citizen Archivist Dashboard, which enlists members of the public who are interested in working with the National Archives to tag records in its online catalog or transcribe handwritten documents so they're easier to find online.
"Gia Arbogast, branch administrator for the Miami-Dade Public Library System describes in a video how YOUMedia Miami will engage teens in building digital literacy skills
Libraries have a fundamental role in how attached people are to where they live, Knight’s Paula Ellis, vp/strategic initiatives, told a gathering of library and civic leaders last week.
That’s particularly important because how residents feel about their community may lead to greater economic vitality, the Knight-funded Soul of the Community study found."
Dwight Foster Public Library (WI) 's use of Foursquare and Yelp.
"The library now has a listing on both Foursquare and Yelp. Foursquare and Yelp are location based social networking Internet sites and are becoming more and more popular with folks who have Int..."
BY NEIL PATEL:
Want to take your social media campaigns to the next level? These tools can help you get there.
4. HootSuite for iPad
10. Social Scope
Librarians can't afford not to be social - Tony Hirst
"If you live by pop tech feed or Twitter, you've probably heard that Google is rolling out a new style of socially powered search results. If not, or if you're still not clear about what it entails..."
"...if librarians want to make sure they’re heard by their patrons, they’re going to need to start setting up social profiles, getting their patrons to friend them, and start making content and resource recommendations just anyway in order to make them available as resources that are indexed by patrons’ personal search engines."
See also other links from this article.
Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian’s Guide http://t.co/BwbIawgh...
"Here are a few of the key points from this book:
1. Social Media has changed how patrons interact with the library.
A hang out with the archivist at Coke. Interesting fact for archivists and librarians and what is in store with regards social networking.
Joe Mandese: "Forget About Likes, Tweets, Or Even Tweet-Ups, The Critical Social App Is Hanging Out - 01/23/2012
Coca-Cola to host Google+ hangout, allowing consumers to visit with their archivists."
Pinterest also valuable for librarians & archivists.
"Pinterest is one of the newest and fastest growing social media networks out right now. Pinterest is a place to share pictures on "boards", organized places to store the photos that you "pin".
Since it came out in 2009, Pinterest has been an invite only site, making it exclusive and generally spam free. Although it is invite only, you probably know someone who is already a member and willing to invite you in. According to a report by Experian, the site received over 11 million visits the week of December 17th, which is 40x more hits than just six months earlier."
Nifty use of Facebook by @unrkc to share alumni stories: http://t.co/AZrQsA2e. Much like @MaggieBoyd1873 project.
Facebook user “joe1915” writes wall posts that would be familiar to any college student these days: He stresses about tests, roots for his university’s football team, and shows off photos from campus dances.But Joe McDonald isn’t an average smartphone-toting student.
He died in 1971 — 33 years before Facebook arrived on the Web.
Donnelyn Curtis, the director of research collections and services at the University of Nevada at Reno, created Facebook profiles for Mr. McDonald and his wife, Leola Lewis, to give students a glimpse of university life during the couple’s college days. Ms. Lewis graduated in 1913, and Mr. McDonald earned his degree in mechanical engineering two years later.
With approval from Mr. McDonald’s granddaughter, Peggy McDonald, Ms. Curtis said she’s using archival material for a history project designed to appeal to a wider audience than the typical patrons of special collections.
“We’re just trying to help history come alive a little bit for students,” she said. At first, only extended family members bothered to “friend” with the pair’s profiles, but as the audience grew, Ms. Curtis said she had to find a humorous voice that would appeal to contemporary students who use Facebook every day.