Category Archives: Academic Library

Second Assignment: Part B Reflection

At the start of the course I stated that I wanted my social media-horizons to be broadened and to be convinced that social media has a place for constructive use in libraries. Three months on and I feel both goals … Continue reading

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Second Assignment: Part A Evaluation

OLJ Module 3: Library 2.0 Building Academic Library 2.0: Meredith Farkas I felt Farkas’ speech clearly demonstrated the principles of Web 2.0: collaboration, conversation, community and content creation (4Cs) and then provided numerous examples of how these could be incorporated … Continue reading

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Module 3: Library 2.0

Web 2.0 (Miller) Library 2. 0 (Casey and Savastinuk) Miller outlines his thoughts regarding Web 2.0 and how this can be translated into library environment. He lists the following Web 2.0 characteristics: Freeing of data: access is a right rather … Continue reading

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Module 2: Podcasts

More examples of library podcasts LaTrobe University Library University of New England Library University of Adelaide Library NLA More information on podcasting from libsuccess Does anyone use them?

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OLJ M4: developing a social media marketing strategy

I discovered information about the social media marketing at the University of Melbourne library whilst researching for the first assignment. A ten person committee oversees the Facebook and Twitter accounts. If I was in a position to advise the current … Continue reading

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Module 4: making Web 2.0 work for your organisation

Brookover, S. (2007). Why we blog, Library Journal, 15 November. Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6497263.html I’m a big fan of blogs but you have to be clear before you create a blog about why you want to blog, who it is aimed … Continue reading

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OLJ M5:The challenge of finding authentic information in a socially networked world

Garfinkel, S. (2008). Wikipedia and the meaning of truth. Technology Review, 111 (6), 84-86. Lorenzo, G. (2007). Catalysts for change: Information fluency, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and the new education culture Wittenberg, K. (2007). Credibility of content and the future … Continue reading

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