These are notes from the session I participated in…
Lisa (need to find her last name!):
- They created I-Go, a library toolbar. Quicklinks to library resources. The search on the toolbar searches lots of stuff (ie., library resources). Cool. It DOESN’T search Google.
- MySpace: www.myspace.com/undergradlibrary – cool URL. They have chosen to not actively recruit friends. They repost info into the myspace blog. Have a federated search tool embedded within their myspace page. Also have a link to add this search tool thingie onto your myspace page. Cool. And they allow the search to show results without proxy – then you have to enter username etc to actually get articles
- Facebook: David Ward is their Facebook profile… had to use a name. And then plastered their real library name on the page, so it appears in searches.
- Facebook flyers: displays as an ad to their UI network. $10 a day.
- Second Life: are starting to work with this via the CyberCity infoisland thing.
I spoke next (Jenny took good notes)…
- ALA is exploring creating online community for members.
- Not sure why she posts to flickr, other than it’s fun.
- Has a friend that keeps friends updated with Facebook.
- Joined the Facebook group “when I was your age, Pluto was a planet”
- “social retailing” – HD monitor that feeds out of the dressing room, so friends can see what you’re trying on… and help you decide what looks good on you.
- Twitter – text message your status… why do this?
- Yahoo groups as an example of online community – her example is a very active group.
- Ways to interact: use ebsco’s rss feed, other library feeds… they can display on the yahoo groups page! That way you support the group and go where the users are… cool idea!