[Asis-l] LibGuides: The Web 2.0 Library Knowledge Sharing System (in Facebook)

Gerry Mckiernan gerrymck at iastate.edu
Tue Jun 12 11:22:44 EDT 2007



A MostRemarkable Web 2.0 service integrated within Facebook !!!  Double

LibGuides is a Web 2.0 library knowledge sharing system. Think of it as
social networks meets wikis meets bookmarks meets blogs * LibGuides
helps librarians share knowledge and information, while highlighting and
promoting the library resources and services to the community.

LibGuides is a system for publishing information and creating social
networks centered around the library resources. Librarians create Guides
(we use the word loosely - it can be any content, on any topic, for any
purpose) and then publish them online. The Guides contain documents,
links, podcasts, RSS feeds, videos, etc. Users can participate in
interactive polls and rate the links and resources. 

LibGuides is also available from Facebook, enabling your users to
access the library content, chat with reference librarians, and even
search the catalog, all from their Facebook homepage. 

It is important for libraries "to go where the customer is" and offer
their online services and content outside of the library website. In
addition to providing a convenient way for your users to access the
library content and services from Facebook, this serves as an excellent
marketing tool for libraries. Making the content and services available
in Facebook greatly improves the visibility of your library services.

Demo System
We have a live LibGuides demo system for you to check out. Go ahead and
create a Guide or two, and see for yourself how useful the system would
be at your Library.

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Gerry McKiernan
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 5011

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