Blogged: Libraries and Online Social Capital in a 2.0 World

While I was playing around with SlideShare.com and finding all kinds of library awesomeness, I decided that I would post one of my own. This presentation isn’t finished and I want to write some blog posts to go along with it because I think I might be on to something.

Yeah, I know there is a large amount of text on this presentation, but that is so that it makes more sense without me speaking. When I finally get the courage to submit this to a conference to present I’m going to remake it without the text.

This presentation about the concept of Online Social Capital and how libraries need to be thinking about it when they are creating their online profiles. I haven’t read about anyone thinking about online social capital but everyone is kind of dancing around the subject in various ways. I hope that this concept helps to clear up the question of “Why libraries should be involved in online networks.”

I won’t go into too much detail in this post and I hope that you get the information you need from this presentation, but expect some future blog posts that expand on some of the key concepts here. Let me know what you think.

*I am a little frustrated with figuring out how to get the pictures in the presentation to load. Right now there are photos that say that Quicktime and a Decompressor are needed to view the photos. If someone knows how to get that to work I’m all ears.

One thought on “Blogged: Libraries and Online Social Capital in a 2.0 World

  1. I think this idea of online social capital is interesting. Just like in real life there are connections being made virtually that develop over time that can be used to make things happen or engage in civic activities.

    I also like this idea of the library website as a central hub with radiating arms. It’s not just our website, but our Facebook presence or a presence in a LMS (for higher ed), or a presence on a blog. Reaching out through other means than simply our website is important.

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