Social Web Literacy

We'll be discussing the Social Web and how knowing about it can help us make libraries more relevant to our social web savvy patrons.

Monday, November 05, 2007

A library intranet loaded with web 2.0 tools

Yes. PCLS has one of the first library 2.0 intranets. Maybe the first. When given the chance to rebuild the StaffWeb, we decided to give it a big helping of the tools and widgets so popular on the growing social web. Now the staff can write their own blogs and read and comment on those of others; tag pages that have meaning to them; personalize the home page; add widgets; and soon collaborate on a system-wide wiki.

If the old Internet was the read-only web, and social networking tools make it the read/write web, then StaffWeb is the PCLS's collaboration central.

Read, write, tag, wiki, ... It's your web now.

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At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael librarything tbirdshockeyfan (same as my Flickr account)

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melanie Flickr meltobin23

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bryan, wordpress, mrgenre

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flickr judy000 Judy

At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christi librarything sparker8

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...





At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Library Thing


library 1

At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was quite an interesting class. Very informative.

At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colleen - used Geni

At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teresa Geni

At 3:01 PM, Blogger mrsmcg said...


At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took a look at Bryan's blog on Wordpress, it looks very professional. I really enjoyed the class and I'll probably go with the lifetime account to librarything, it's pretty cool! Thanks for an informative and fun class.

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finally managed to forward my blogger account to wordpress and I'm already enjoying a bevy of easier to use widgets and broader functionality. Thanks for the tip, Steve, and to both you and Susan for a great class!

And Michael, I'm blushing. :)


At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melanie - I enjoyed seeing your animals photos on Flickr.

Bryan - nice job on the Seattle Marination page. Very professional looking.

Judy, I couldn't find your Flickr page

To the folks that used - great job. I joined to. My user name is mrsmcg. I got 96 books entered thanks to the cue cat that I already had at home. The problem I have with Library Thing, is that it's just for books. I would like to find something that allows me to enter cds, dvds, books, etc. I found the Readerware software. You can download a trial on their website, or buy the software that will catalog all the above, as well as lps - yes, I still own those 33 1/3and 45 rpm spinning discs. Problem is, Readerware costs $75. I wonder if there is a website out there like LibraryThing, that will do more than books. I haven't made my decision yet, so I may be returning to LibraryThing. - seemed limited for genealogy. I ended up trying (powered by It's free too, and offers a lot more features than There is a charge if you want to explore census records and the like, but I think that is true with most all genealogy sites. So far I have researched my dad's side back to the 1700s. I've hit a wall on my mom's side - only getting back to her grandparents.



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