Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online

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Information Today, Inc., Jan 1, 2007 - Computers - 320 pages
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Here is the first book to explore the growing phenomenon of social software and how these technologies can be applied in libraries. Social software lets libraries show a human face online, helping them communicate, educate, and interact with their communities. This nuts-and-bolts guide provides librarians with the information and skills necessary to implement the most popular and effective social software technologies: blogs, RSS, wikis, social networking software, screencasting, photo-sharing, podcasting, instant messaging, gaming, and more. Success stories and interviews highlight these tools' ease-of-use—and tremendous impact. Novice readers will find ample descriptions and advice on using each technology, while veteran users of social software will discover new applications and approaches. Supported by the author's Web page.
  

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Review: Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online

User Review  - Carleen - Goodreads

This was a great beginner's introduction to social software use in libraries. I read Farkas' blog regularly and really enjoy her writing. However, I think I was expecting more of a "how to" guide, as ... Read full review

Review: Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online

User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

Tons of technology information presented in this book, but in a format that is easy to read and understand. Great helpful websites to point you in the right direction and try out some of the technology. Read full review

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