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Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies

Book Description

Social media technologies can help connect local communities to the wider world. Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies introduces the experience of bringing a local community to the world. This book, with the model of Santa Cruz County, California, develops a truly global approach to the subject. The first section of the book covers the early efforts of recording the local Santa Cruz area, before moving on to deal with Library 1.0. The next section looks at the present situation with Library 2.0 and its benefits. The book ends with a discussion of future directions and the implications of Library 3.0 and beyond.

  • Illustrates the potential for new developments through practical experience
  • Goes beyond digitization technology to include: integrating database management; using library professionals’ unique research skills; conferencing and publications; and rejuvenating Library 1.0 applications
  • Demonstrates how to effectively present local information to the world

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
  6. List of abbreviations
  7. About the author
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. Preface
  10. Part 1: History: Never A Dull Moment
    1. Chapter 1: Local community: a long view
      1. Abstract:
      2. A long process
      3. In the era of social media technologies
    2. Chapter 2: Santa Cruz Public Library, California: a brief review
      1. Abstract:
      2. Monterey Library Association: the first public library in California
      3. Santa Cruz Library Association: the predecessor of SCPL
      4. First head librarian: Minerva Waterman
      5. Preserving Pacific West heritage: Hubert Howe Bancroft
      6. Preserving Pacific West natural resources: John Muir
    3. Chapter 3: The rise of local authors and content
      1. Abstract:
      2. Santa Cruz County history and Margaret Koch
      3. Chinese Gold and Sandy Lydon
      4. Hihn-Younger Archive and Stanley D. Stevens
      5. Pathways to the Past
    4. Chapter 4: Putting Davenport on the map
      1. Abstract:
      2. Librarian historian: Alverda Orlando
      3. Davenport Cement Centennial
      4. Lime Kiln Legacies
      5. Urgency in history preservation
  11. Part 2: The Era of Library 1.0
    1. Chapter 5: Santa Cruz Public Library: community on the web
      1. Abstract:
      2. Full-text Local History Articles
      3. SCPL Local History Gallery
      4. Local online databases
    2. Chapter 6: Shanghai Library: windows to the world
      1. Abstract:
      2. The opening of Shanghai
      3. The Xujiahui Library: the first library in Shanghai
      4. The Shanghai Library
      5. Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF)
      6. The Window of Shanghai (WoS)
    3. Chapter 7: Oslo Public Library: digital efforts
      1. Abstract:
      2. History
      3. The Deichman Digital Workshop (Deichmans Digitale Verksted)
      4. Kinoteket (Cinematheque)
      5. Traditional library services in digital form
  12. Part 3: Present: Library 2.0
    1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 8: Santa Cruz Public Library: learning and using Library 2.0
      1. Abstract:
      2. Introducing a local community
      3. Learning Library 2.0: 23 Things @SCPL
    3. Chapter 9: Bibliotheca Alexandrina: carry forward capital of memory
      1. Abstract:
      2. Goals
      3. Mission and vision statements
      4. Digital projects
      5. Open Knowledge10
      6. Science and Technology11
      7. Webcast
      8. Digital Assets Repository (DAR)
    4. Chapter 10: Oslo Public Library: rejuvenated OPAC
      1. Abstract:
      2. The Pode Project
      3. Two phases
      4. Experimentation with FRBR
  13. Part 4: Social Media for Local Community
    1. Chapter 11: Using social tools: Staff Picks in blogs
      1. Abstract:
      2. SCPL Staff Picks: publishing opportunity for librarians
      3. Ideal Web 2.0 participatory environment
      4. Second chance for non-bestsellers
      5. Future means more improvement
    2. Chapter 12: YouTube: the power of crowdsourcing
      1. Abstract:
      2. History
      3. Reaching out to local communities
      4. BAchannel
      5. SCPL on YouTube
    3. Chapter 13: Using social tools: RSS feeds
      1. Abstract:
      2. What is RSS?
      3. RSS at BA, Shanghai Library, and SCPL
      4. More extensive usage of RSS at Canton Public Library
    4. Chapter 14: Using social networks: Pinterest
      1. Abstract:
      2. What is Pinterest?
      3. People connecting
      4. Content sharing
      5. Simple designing
      6. Real-life problem solving
    5. Chapter 15: Using social sites: Twitter and Weibo
      1. Abstract:
      2. What is Twitter?
      3. Twitter at SCPL and BA
      4. Weibo at Shanghai Library
    6. Chapter 16: Using social sites: Facebook and Renren
      1. Abstract:
      2. Facebook usage1
      3. A brief history
      4. Technical features
      5. The concept of gift economy
      6. Personal account vs. Facebook Page
  14. Part 5: Future: Library 3.0 and Beyond
    1. Chapter 17: Local needs vs. global resources
      1. Abstract:
      2. Implications of Web/Library 3.0 for libraries
      3. The machine as human assistant: from Watson to Siri
      4. More flexible and scalable resource usage in meeting increasing demand for library services
      5. Stretching local resources through efficient usage of social media tools
      6. Better integration with other online information sources: the Semantic Web
      7. Better information evaluation, organization, and access
      8. Crowdsourcing projects – the power of volunteering
    2. Chapter 18: The librarian’s role as information manager
      1. Abstract:
      2. Findability: a priority in designing and managing well-linked information
      3. Accuracy: a priority in evaluating information
      4. User protection: a dilemma and an opportunity for information managers
      5. Demystifying computer programming: let’s tweak some codes as needed
    3. Chapter 19: The librarian’s role as teacher
      1. Abstract:
      2. Systematic and continuous training of staff members
      3. Ongoing adult classes and other tutorials for the public as technologies advance
    4. Chapter 20: The librarian’s role as leader
      1. Abstract:
      2. Provision of active links to new and future magazine articles with local content
      3. Links to e-documents
      4. Links to historical e-directories
      5. Links to e-newspaper clippings
      6. Links to e-directories for more local organizations
      7. Links to promote local authors and publications
      8. Leadership in local history, local value, and involvement
    5. Chapter 21: The librarian’s role as innovator in transforming the OPAC
      1. Abstract:
      2. What is the OPAC?
      3. Development of the OPAC
      4. Bookstore approach
      5. BISAC approach
      6. Pode approach: making OPAC “of the web”
    6. Chapter 22: Technology, staff, and community
      1. Abstract:
      2. Technology
      3. Staff
      4. Community
  15. Appendices
    1. Appendix 1: Sample titles on Santa Cruz available in the SCPL and LC catalogs
    2. Appendix 2: Staff Picks on the Readers Link page
    3. Appendix 3: Historical documents at SCPL
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index