Social Networking the Catalog: Community Based Approaches to Building Catalogs and Collections
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: Melissa Prentice
Thu, 06/07/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
About the Event
We love the read/write internet. It's time to create the read/write library, where everyone has a voice in the collections, catalog, programming, and mission. This presentation will introduce the Read/Write Library Chicago, a new model for libraries that exists to illuminate and create connections between people, materials, and institutions in the city of Chicago. The catalog builds a social network, and the social network in turn builds the catalog. This model is extensible to more conventional libraries through a multitude of tools and approaches that are already widely used.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn about new trends and features in social reading and cataloging, social library catalogs and integrated library systems, and crowdsourcing platforms.
Cost: Member: $39; Non-member: $99
Registration link: idp.ala.org/idp/Authn/UserPassword