Using Social Media and Other Web Tools

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This session will explore how libraries are utilizing social media tools, Open Source soft-ware, and mobile devices to offer new services and interact with library patrons. Topics covered include iPad apps, Foursquare, LibX.

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  • 1.Denise OShea Systems Librarian Fairleigh Dickinson University

2. 3. Where Are Our Patrons?

  • Most patrons start andfinishtheir searches:
    • Google
    • Amazon, Barnes & Noble
    • Wikipedia

4. What about the library website? 5. Why?

  • LibX is a great shortcut to library sources
    • It's a tool bar
    • Always with you
    • Search anywhere
  • Free, easy to setup, no programming required, no server needed (hosted bylibX.org )

6. What Can LibX Do?

  • Search your catalog and other library resources
  • Localization (use of embedded cues/graphics) on webpages
  • Provide links to library resources
  • Offers a right-click context menu

7. Its a toolbar Its a context sensitive menu Embedded cues 8. Getting Started with LibX

  • How to make your own edition -- visitwww.libx.organd copy/modify an existing toolbar
  • Market it
    • Put it on your library computers, your blog, your handouts, give classes, etc.

9. 10. What is Foursquare?

  • Location-based social networking website
  • A new way to engage with library patrons
  • Marketing and education
  • It's also a game
  • Main strength is tips -- users can leave short messages about a location, other users in the vicinity can see the tips

11. Libraries and Foursquare

  • Over 1600 libraries in Foursquare
  • What are they doing?
    • Giving prizes to Mayors
    • Sharing tips about new services and resources
    • Feedback from patrons
    • Used at conferences

12. Getting Started with Foursquare

  • Download the mobile app to a compatible device (or access via the mobile site --m.foursquare.com )
  • Can integrate with Facebook & Twitter
  • Check-in, share tips

13. 14. Privacy & Security Concerns

  • You can check-in privately ("off the grid")
  • Use of QR codes to provide links to library tips and services may be less intrusive

15. Competitors 16. iPads in Libraries 17. Ways Your Library Can Use iPads

  • Roaming Reference
  • eBook Readers, Reserves and Ready Reference
  • Roaming libraries go where your users are
  • A teaching tool
  • A substitute for a desktop or laptop
  • Turn any library resource into an app
  • Turn any library space into a classroom
  • Loan to patrons

18. Vital Apps

  • Data storage/transfer DropBox, GoodReader ($), iRead PDF
  • eReaders iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Stanza, more
  • Office Productivity Pages ($), Keynote ($)
  • Image Editing Photopad, Photoshop Express
  • Screen Capture Page Capture ($)
  • VGA Browser Expediton ($)
  • Collaboration Whiteboard Free & Whiteboard Lite, Webex

19. 20. Vital Apps, continued

  • Citation iSource Lite ($)
  • Note Taking Sundry Notes, Sketch Memo Lite, SmartNote ($), iThoughtsHD ($)
  • Audio AudioNote Lite
  • Accessibility Tap to Talk
  • Handwriting NoteTaker HD ($)
  • Tasks List nDo ($)
  • Google Apps some free, some not
  • Web browsing/RSS Instapaper ($), Reeder ($)

21. 22. Library Apps

  • National Library of Scotland John Murray Archive
  • iPrinceton
  • More, also apps for guided tours of museums

23. Reference Apps

  • Gale Access my Library
  • World Factbook 2010 ($)
  • Dictionary.com
  • Wikipedia and Wikipanion
  • Worldbook: This Day in History
  • U.S. Historical Documents
  • Famous Speeches ($)
  • History: Maps of the World, National Geographic Atlas
  • Periodic Table of Elements
  • Science Glossary
  • IMDB
  • SciVerse Scopus Alerts

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Library Apps

  • National Library of Scotland John Murray Archive
  • iPrinceton
  • More, also apps for guided tours of museums

30. 31. 32. Education Apps

  • 24/7 tutor is a nice multi-language tutoring program for beginning foreign language learners.
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • mBook (Moodle)
  • VitalSource Bookshelf

33. 34. Useful Links

  • iPad Tips and Tricks --http://bit.ly/bB01wE
  • Video playback --http://gizmo.do/djHxSy
  • iPad Apps for Elementary School Kids --http://bit.ly/aeOtA6

35. Questions?

  • Contact info:
  • Denise OShea
  • [email_address]