Social Computing @ COMO Presentations
Here's the links to our Social Computing presentations at COMO 2006 in one handy location.
Add me to your MySpace! Social Networking & Libraries
Presenter: Cliff Landis, Valdosta State University
Abstract: Discover all the innovative ways in which libraries are using social networking websites like MySpace and Facebook to connect with their patrons. See how traditional library services are being combined with new innovations in this growing medium.
Why Do We Need a Wiki?
Presenters: Brian Mathews, Georgia Institute of Technology; Sarah Steiner, Georgia State University
Abstract: Come find out about Wikis-what they are and how they work. This session will explore the use of this emerging social software and provide examples for reaching patrons and communicating with library staff.
Presenter: David Free, Georgia Perimeter College
Abstract: Podcasting is one of today’s hottest social computing applications. This session will provide an introduction to podcasting and explore how different libraries are using podcasts for outreach and learning.
We R Online, RU? Instant Messaging Reference Service at Your Library
Presenters: Sarah Steiner, Georgia State University; Elizabeth White, University of Georgia; David Free, Georgia Perimeter College
Abstract: Join us for an informative panel discussion of the details in providing Instant Messaging reference service including perceived benefits and drawbacks, a comparison of IM to other chat providers, and finally, tips on gauging patron interest, training, staffing, and security.