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Title: Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends


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Geeks Bearing Gifts Unwrapping New Technology
Trends
  • Alison Aldrich
  • Technology Outreach Coordinator
  • NN/LM PNR

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Web 2.0
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Social Media
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Objectives
  • Learn about new and evolving web technologies
  • Understand how the participatory web is enhancing
    traditional library service
  • Go home with practical ideas incorporating new
    web tools into your workflow

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The Plan
  • reak-

Fun with
- break -
Social Networking
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What to Do With a Account
  • Search
  • Email
  • Blogs
  • Reader and iGoogle
  • Documents, Spreadsheets, Forms
  • Calendars
  • YouTube, Picasa

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Blogs
Bloggers dont have anything important to say.
But Im suffering from information overload
already! I can barely keep up with my listservs!
Geez, doesnt that blogger have a REAL job?
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Blogs vs. Wikis
  • Blogs are better for
  • Wikis are better for
  • Archiving information
  • Gathering information from a large group of people
  • Sharing new information quickly
  • Generating discussions

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Blogs of Interest?
  • In a Good Way American Indian College Fund
  • Native American Legal Update
  • ACRLog
  • Kept-Up Academic Librarian
  • Feel-Good Librarian

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  • Explore library-related blogs and feeds
  • http//www.libworm.com

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RSS
  • RSS Really Simple Syndication

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ticTOCS
  • Table of Contents alerts for 12,000 journals

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Try it!
  • Get a Google account
  • Create a Blog with Blogger, or
  • Subscribe to Feeds with Google Reader

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For Must-Reads
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Social Networking
  • The beating heart of the internet has always
    been its ability to leverage our social
    connections.
  • -Madden Fox
  • Pew Internet Project

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Golden Rules of Social MediaFrom Web Worker
Daily, 5-26-09
  • Listen.
  • Add Value.
  • Respond.
  • Give Kudos.
  • Be Real.
  • Collaborate.

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Facts about Facebook
  • Started in a dorm room in 2004
  • Made this guy a billionaire
  • 200 million active users
  • Fastest growing demographic 35 and older

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Facebook Groups
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Facebook Pages
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Source http//siteanalytics.compete.com/twitter.c
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Using Twitter Personally
  • Builds camaraderie
  • Shows others youre human
  • Is sort of like instant messaging
  • Is a way to discover new resources

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Using Twitter as a Library or College
  • Gets announcements in front of eyeballs
  • Is a way to see what others say about you
  • link to Twitter Advanced Search link to
    twtpolls
  • Is easier than blogging?
  • Is very trendy right now

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Instant Messaging
  • Another way to be available
  • Best for quick questions
  • Widgets!

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Links Are Here
  • http//delicious.com/alison.aldrich/tcli

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Questions?
  • Alison Aldrich
  • Technology Outreach Coordinator
  • NN/LM PNR
  • (206) 221-3489
  • aldrich3_at_u.washington.edu
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