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

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Information Today, Inc., 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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User Review  - vfranklyn - LibraryThing

Very informative book about social software and its possible uses in libraries. I got some good ideas for the upcoming redesign of my library's website. My library's current website already implements ... Read full review

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User Review  - b.fullerton - LibraryThing

The most interesting textbook I've read since starting graduate school. Read full review

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