Today in class we will be talking about social bookmarking and networking. Before talking about these items we will have a guest speaker Chanitra Bishop who will be talking about how technology is being used in the Information Commons.
We will take a few minutes to talk some more about the Mashup assignment. In taking a look at the maps that were created there were a few things that I did not communicate very well and want to clear up any confusing that may exist.
The social networking portion of the class will include a brief discussion about libraries using sites to communicate with patrons. We will split up into three different groups and each group will use either facebook, ning, or myspace to create a group for the class.
After creating a social networking group we will start to explore social bookmarking websites. Each person will be randomly assigned one of the following social bookmarking websites:
After discussing mashups we will create a map using Google Maps and then begin to work on the mashup assignment. You can view a map that I created giving people walking directions from the IU Foundation to the Herman B Wells library.
After creating a map you will than incorporate it into your mashup. Earlier this week we created an HTML page to contain either the zoho or meebo chat widget. You will use this webpage to create your mashup. Please see the syllabus for information.
Here is the XHTML structure that you can just copy and paste into a text editor. This evening we will be adding a chat widget to a web page and using the widget to ask each other reference questions. The Mashup assignment that we will be doing next week will need to include this chat widget.
Start copying below this line:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=UTF-8″ />
Typepad – a paid hosted subscription that allows for a 14 day trial
There are plenty of different blogging software packages to choose from and my no means this list is an endorsment. Please consult the Create A Blog web page at Stanford University for some more information about blogs.