Social Networking & Web 2.0

  • Spark Your Project: Tech Tools for Libraries

    Tech tools have rapidly emerged to augment digital storytelling, intuitively edit photos and video clips, easily convert complex file formats, and aid team collaboration without a myriad of emails. So, how do you know which tools can effectively help...

  • Open and Shut: Privacy and Data Literacy for Library Staff

    Since the early twentieth century, public libraries across the United States have defended the privacy rights of its patrons.

    Yet, as networked digital tools become more sophisticated at collecting, storing, and sharing information about us, p...

  • Easy as Finding a Coffee Shop

    "Finding a library on the web should be as easy as finding a coffee shop."

    That's how Jeff Penka, OCLC’s Director of Global Discovery and Syndication, put it during the WebJunction webinar "Localize, Mobilize, and Spotlight Your...

  • Social Media Information Blast

    Well over 400 people attended today’s WebJunction webinar on Social Media Use by Libraries, presented by Dr. Roberto Gallardo of Mississippi State University Extension Service.

    Before the session had even gotten started, attendees began postin...

  • Badging the Library: Part 2

    In our first post on badging the library, we talked about what badges were and why libraries might consider implementing badges. There are a lot of good uses for badges in the library world, and hopefully you saw some that fit in with your work. In t...

  • Badging the Library: Part 1

    This is the first post in a series talking about badges and what they mean for libraries. In this post, we'll focus on what badges are and why they might be important to libraries.

    What is a badge?

    Much like a scout badge, the badge...

  • Connecting: Interaction Design and User Experience

    The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be n...

  • Libraries and Information Science Stack Exchange

    Part of the new Stack Exchange network of Q&A websites, this beta site was created through the open democratic process defined at Stack Exchange Area 51. We've taken a tour of the Libraries and Information Science Stack Exchange site and browsed ...

  • There's a library in my Wikipedia!

    Wikipedian in Residence at OCLC Research, Max Klein, presents compelling ways for libraries and librarians to integrate with Wikipedia.

  • Wikipedian in Residence Stops By

    Wikipedia has been a lively subject of debate ever since it hit the public space, and as the tool has grown and adapted, the discussion has evolved from whether it should be used at all to how it can be used more effectively.

    Max Klein, a...