[Web4lib] _Not Just Facebook: Online Social Networks For Libraries_ Il 2008 PPT NOW Available

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Mon Nov 3 17:02:06 EST 2008



I'm pleased to announce that a corrected/revised/expanded version of my pre-conference  workshop presentation for _Internet Librarian_ 2008 is now available


_Not Just  Facebook: Online Social Networks For Libraries_




While Bebo, Facebook, hi5, MySpace, and Orkut are among the better-known general online social networks, there is an ever-increasing number of online networks that have emerged for and within a wide variety of communities.  Among many others, these include networks for academe and education (e.g., EduSpaces), people of color  (e.g., Black Planet), Boomers (e.g., Boomj), business (e.g., Linked-In), LGBT groups (e.g., OUTeverywhere), religion (e.g., MyChurch), and researchers and scholars (e.g., Nature Network). 


This workshop provides an overview of the more significant niche online social networks,  reviews their common and unique features and functionalities,  and considers the potential opportunities for wider engaged library outreach to these communities.




¢  Web 2.0 

¢  Social Networking Services

¢  Facebook 

¢  Librarian Facebook Presence

¢  Library Facebook Presence

¢  Facebook Library Groups

¢  Facebook Pages

¢  Facebook Applications

¢  Facebook Apps for Libraries

¢  NICHE Online Social Networks

¢  Academe and Education

¢  Books

¢  Boomers

¢  Business

¢  Lesbian /  Gay / Bisexual / Transgender 

¢  People of Color

¢  Religion

¢  Researchers and Scientists

¢  Second  Life

¢  Ning

¢  Mega-Sites

¢  News 

¢  Library Outreach

¢  Demonstration (Ning) 


This is a LARGE Presentation (204 Slides). 


The First Half Is Devoted Web 2.0/SNS Background and a Review Of Facebook (Slides 1-89) 

The Second Half Is Devoted To Niche Online Social Networks (NSNS) (Slide 90->);


The Director's Cut Version Is Accessible From 


[ http://tinyurl.com/5p4scp ]


>>I am greatly interested in learning of Other Niche SNS<< 


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Gerry McKiernan

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Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011


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