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Social Software and Libraries workshop Buck, Marguerite 29 Nov 2006 20:24 UTC

Social Software and Libraries

Part two in the series "Solving the Puzzle of Library Technology ...
Piece by Piece" presented by Tri-state College Library Cooperative

December 12, 2006       12:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The CBPA Graduate Business Center, West Chester University, West
Chester, PA 19383
Directions available at
Registration is $15.00

This workshop series has been partially funded with Federal Library
Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of
Commonwealth Libraries

Social Software and Libraries (IM, RSS, Blogs, Wikis, Folksonomies,
Social Bookmarking and more): what pieces of the puzzle do we need to
know and how do they fit into the big picture?

In this presentation Edward Corrado and Jim Robertson will discuss
social software and what implications it has for libraries.  Clay
Shirky, who is largely credited with creating the term, defines social
software as software that supports group interaction. Some examples of
social software include instant messaging, RSS, blogs, wikis,
folksonomies (tagging), photo sharing, social bookmarking, and more.
The presentation will start with an overview of some of these social
software technologies and their applications in libraries will be
provided.  After the overview Corrado and Robertson will discuss the
current and future implications of social software for librarians,
library systems, and libraries in general.

Edward M. Corrado is Systems Librarian at The College of New Jersey in
Ewing, NJ where he is responsible for the Integrated Library System and
other library technology.  Corrado has presented at various
library-oriented workshops and has recently authored articles for Issues
in Science & Technology Librarianship and Computers in Libraries.

Jim Robertson has been a librarian at the New Jersey Institute of
Technology (NJIT) since 1992.  For the last five years, he was the
Assistant University Librarian and responsible for much of the library's
technology initiatives.  Jim has presented his work at conferences in
the New Jersey area and nationally.

Register for this session by December 1, 2006
Forward registration form and payment of $15.00 to
Tri-state College Library Cooperative (TCLC)
c/o Rosemont College Library, 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010

phone: (610) 525-0796    fax: (610) 525-1939    email:

Institution ______________________________________   Phone
Email __________________________    Special Needs

Registration form also available at

Coming soon in 2007 ...
Third session -- February 2007 - Hands-on workshop partnering librarians
and faculty to begin a project that promotes library integration into
academic coursework.

Fourth session - April 2007 - Using PDAs, handhelds and mobile
technologies in libraries.
Fifth session - June 2007 - A long look at visual catalogs.  Does the
OPAC fit into the puzzle?
First session was November 15, 2006 - a general discussion on academic
libraries and technology


Marguerite Buck, M.S.L.S

Serials Librarian

Gabriele Library

P.O. Box 705

Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA 19345

610-647-4400, EX. 3833