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Reflections: Social Software and Libraries

It’s been a busy term, and it’s hard to believe it’s over already! I’ve mentioned that I am currently employed at the University of Waterloo Library, and this class has been an excellent complement to the experiences I’ve been enjoying … Continue reading

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Combining and Contextualizing Information: Mobility, QR Codes and Podcasts

In “How Libraries Can Bridge the Information Web and the Social Web,” Dave Puplett discusses some of the ways in which libraries can implement new media to integrate the information web and the social web. (2011) In Puplett’s words: “the … Continue reading

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A Cure, or an Opportunity?: Social Media and Library Functions

Since my responses to Cameron’s questions are written in a style that is more suited to a blog post than it is to a microblog post, I have decided to post them here. a. What do you think of Nicholas … Continue reading

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Categorizing Intertexts and Tagging in the Library Catalogue

I tend to conceptualize classification systems as the ultimate intertexts, functioning to weave works together within a network of references. Structured, thoughtfully devised classification systems require users to search for information while those users also read or navigate a text … Continue reading

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Twitter and Context Collapse

I’d like to begin my post with a reference to ‘context collapse,’ which is a concept that Alice E. Marwich and Dana Boyd expound upon in “I Tweet Honestly, I Tweet Passionately: Twitter Users, Context Collapse, and the Imagined Audience” … Continue reading

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“Work is an Online Conversation”: Guidelines, Restrictions, and (Online) Social Media Policy

I have used database thesauri to help refine my results in the process of researching social media and social software, and I have found that ‘online social media’ has often been an effective term to use. This specific term is a … Continue reading

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A Few Hitches…And Commitment to the Process…

I encountered some hitches that needed to be worked out on my way to creating a mashup and posting the result online–and those hitches actually contributed to this learning experience. First the “smooth sailing”: I activated my uwo web space … Continue reading

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