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<ol><li> 1. Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis Digital Initiatives, Cataloguing &amp; Metadata Services Librarian The Alma Jordan Library The University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago E-mail: Twitter:@cdtrini Blog: Apps For Libraries Workshop Social Media Tools and Mobile Apps For Research and Publishing </li><li> 2. Workshop Overview Social Media Tools &amp; Mobile Apps Toolkit for Research and Publishing Research Cycle UWI-NGC Research Expo - Advancing Knowledge, Impacting Lives Social Media Tools &amp; Mobile Apps- Benefits for Libraries Social Media &amp; Mobile Apps Brief Review of Terminology </li><li> 3. Social Media an amalgam of two common terms. Social way people interact Media communication tool (television, newspapers, radio) Social Media: Web/Mobile technologies that empower us to connect, communicate, create, collaborate, learn and share. Source: Zaid Ali Alsagoff Social Media for Research Source: Defining Social Media </li><li> 4. Social Media Tools - Examples Social news aggregators Photo and video sharing Crowdfunding Self-publishing Video conferencing Streaming audio and video Blogs Wikis RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds Podcasts Instant messaging Social bookmarking Social networking Emphasis on creating, connecting, communicating, collaborating </li><li> 5. Source: Leverage New Age Media (blog) </li><li> 6. LATT Twitter Page @latt46 LATT Facebook Page LATT Home Page </li><li> 7. Mobile Apps App is an abbreviated form of the word application (an application is a software program designed to perform a specific function). Theres an App for that! Welcome to the Age of Mobility! App market dominated by Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft January 2015, customers spent half billion dollars in Apple App Store By 2017, 268 billion mobile apps downloaded Available as freemium or purchased at low subscription costs Perform tasks related to productivity, information retrieval, gaming, banking, entertainment, online shopping </li><li> 8. Source: </li><li> 9. Social Media Tools &amp; Mobile Apps Benefits For Libraries Promotion of library services, marketing library events Increase usage of library collections by promoting new and existing content Communication with patrons about issues (database accessibility), gather feedback (new services, collection development) or suggestions for improving service Proactive, not passive, build engagement with users Outreach (increase brand recognition/visibility) Enhance teaching &amp; learning Instant implementation Perform specific tasks without downloading software Portable, Personalized content, Easy to share Usually works on multiple systems platforms Survival in a competitive landscape think Google! Available anywhere, anytime Usually FREE! </li><li> 10. Pretty awesome. I swear not to forget the databases! I've never wanted to be a Librarian more Who says that librarians can't have fun! I love this so much. More libraries need to do stuff like this, so much fun. I really enjoyed this video. I work in a library and I can see some of us really getting into this video! GREAT WORK! </li><li> 11. Social Media Tools &amp; Mobile Apps Issues of Concern Accuracy of information/Authoritative (think Wikipedia!) Privacy/Security issues (Facebook, Snapchat, Google Glass) Stability of current iteration/version (Google Reader now defunct) Free (beta) vs. Fee based versions Technical challenges (internet connectivity, ease-of use, firewall blocking, technological expertise) Personal challenges (tools overload, time commitment, addiction, attention deficit, narcissist/selfie syndrome, work-life balance) Social media MUST be evaluated before implemented: Social media policy (goals, target audience, resources, training, technical support, maintenance, feedback) Hiring Social Media Librarian Source: </li><li> 12. Social Media Tools &amp; Mobile Apps: Strategies for Success 1. Know why you are using social media tools (set social campaigns goals) 2. Provide value (add high quality content) 3. Engage - build relationships/connect with your community 4. Network with industry players @ the forefront of developing tools &amp; apps 5. Stay informed (keep up to date with current trends in a constantly changing social media landscape) Over 70% of libraries are using social media 60% have social media accounts for three years or longer 30% of Librarians are posting daily Facebook and Twitter popular channels Taylor &amp; Francis Survey on Use of Social Media in Libraries. Survey of Librarians in UK, US, India, Oct, 2014 -paper-social-media.pdf </li><li> 13. Source: Do you recognise and use any of these Social Media Tools and Apps? How do you use these Tools and Apps? </li><li> 14. Social Media Tools &amp; Mobile Apps For Research &amp; Publishing Source: </li><li> 15. Social Media Tools and Mobile Apps Evaluation &amp; Review Is the tool useful to librarians and information professionals? Can it add immediate value to current services provided? Can it be easily implemented by less tech-savvy users? Is it organised for ease of use? Is the tool well known and established? For example, is there constant chatter and buzz in blogs, eforums, and other discussion groups about its reputation? Has the tool received positive reviews from users? Is there evidence of longevity as demonstrated in the time it was created and its current iteration? Is there evidence of free technical support? Is it supported on multiple platforms and on mobile devices? </li><li> 16. Source: The UWI Campus Libraries </li><li> 17. Source: Elsevier Workshop on Publishing held at The Alma Jordan Library, September 22, 2015 </li><li> 18. Develop Strategy/Planning and Design (Ideas for research topic, target audience, market appeal) Popplet (brainstorming tool) Google Trends (trends analysis) UWIRD (UWI Online Researcher Database) Identify potential partners/researchers (platform for academics to share research papers, 25 million members) ResearchGate (professional network for scientists to share research and collaborate,7 million members) LinkedIn (professional social network 300+ million members) Prepare Proposal Microsoft Office online (productivity suite collaborative writing/editing, storing, sharing) (open source office productivity suite) Google Docs (collaborative writing/editing, storing, sharing) Dropbox (file storage, syncing, sharing, 2 GB free) Google Drive (file storage, syncing, sharing, 15 GB free) Secure Funding Kickstarter (crowdfunding platform) Unglueit (crowdfunding platform) </li><li> 19. Develop Strategy/Planning and Design (Ideas for research topic, target audience, market appeal) Google Trends (trends analysis) UWIRD (UWI Online Researcher Database) </li><li> 20. Google Trends What is Google Trends? Search analysis tool based on Google Search that allows users to see how often specific keywords, subjects and phrases have been queried over a specific period of time in a specific geographic location. Users can also explore trending stories on Google in real time and view updated top trending charts. How Can I Use Google Trends in My Research? Generate new ideas for original research. Monitoring tool to keep up to date with research interests. Top Chart/Trends List 2014 Google Year in Search Video Compilation Visual exploration top trends in 2014 </li><li> 21. UWIRD What is UWIRD? The University of the West Indies Online Researcher Database System. How Can I Use UWIRD in My Research? Collaborative tool to identify UWI researchers with similar interests. Generate new ideas for original or existing research. </li><li> 22. Identify potential partners/researchers LinkedIn (professional social network 300+ million) </li><li> 23. Linkedin What is Linkedin? Linkedin is a professional network connecting over 300+ million professionals in over 200 countries. How Can I Use Linkedin in My Research? Professional networking - Control your professional identity online by posting information on current employment, educational background, skills, publications and research interest. - Online access to a virtual meeting place to meet subject experts. - Facilitate collaboration on projects with colleagues. - Discover network connections that can help you in your career path. </li><li> 24. Prepare Proposal Google Docs (collaborative writing/editing, storing, sharing) Dropbox (file storage, syncing, sharing, 2 GB free) </li><li> 25. Google Docs What is Google Docs? A web-based application which can be used to create documents, spreadsheets, drawings, flowcharts, forms and presentations. Online users can work individually or collaboratively. How Can I Use Google Docs in My Research? - Now integrated in Google Drive, this is a free online alternative to Microsoft Office proprietary suite of applications: MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint (15 GB free). </li><li> 26. Dropbox What is Dropbox? -A free file sharing, storage, and synchronization service (automatic syncing across all devices). How Can I Use Dropbox in My Research? Use this tool as a free service (2 GB free) for storing and sharing content in multiple formats (documents, audio, video, images). Sharing data for group collaborative projects. </li><li> 27. Secure Funding Kickstarter (crowdfunding platform) Unglueit (crowdfunding platform) Crowdfunding: the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. </li><li> 28. Kickstarter What is Kickstarter? - A crowdfunding platform that solicits public funding to develop creative projects in multiple genres (art, music, publishing, technology). How Can I Use Kickstarter in My Research? Solicit Funding for Library- themed research projects - Libraries have developed successful projects by seeking funding on Kickstarter. Successful Library Projects funded on Kickstarter: The Nyack Library (Nyack, New York) 2012 project to digitize back issues of Rockland County Journal on microfilm (62 backers, $3,530) Circulating Ideas: The Librarian Interview Podcast, a 2013 project by librarian Steve Thomas (113 backers, $2,930) </li><li> 29. What is - An ebook crowdfunding service where individuals and institutions can collectively work together to pay authors and publishers to publish ebooks and other types of digital content free to the world under a Creative Commons license. How Can I Use in My Research? - Follow lead of information professionals and use this as a platform for self-publishing, downloading, and sharing free ebooks. Lauren Pressley (Director, Learning Environments at Virginia Tech) author of So You Want To Be a Librarian. Hosted a successful campaign on The campaign reached its target goal of $2,500 on December 29, 2012 with the support of 81 ungluers. </li><li> 30. Search, Discover, Read, Review Google Scholar Free E-books services Open Access Journals (Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ) Diigo/FlipBoard/ (Curation Tools) (Mendeley, Zotero) Citation Management Tools Wolfram|Alpha (computational knowledge engine) Stay on top of the field Coursera (MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses) Google Alerts (monitoring tool) TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conferences Collaborate/Network ORCID ID PBworks/Mediawiki/Wikispaces/Google Sites (wikis) Doodle (scheduling tool) Experiment (capture, log, store, data) Survey Monkey /Polldaddy/Poll Everywhere (real time audience response mobile app) Synthesize/Analyze Results Dataverse Infographics (, Creately. Piktochart) </li><li> 31. Search, Discover, Read, Review Google Scholar Free E-books services Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Pinterest (Curation Tool) Mendeley Citation Management Tool </li><li> 32. Google Scholar What is Google Scholar? - Freely accessible web search engine powered by Google search technology. Indexes full text of scholarly literature across multiple formats and disciplines. Includes peer-reviewed online journals. How Can I Use Google Scholar in My Research? Search for scholarly literature. Search across multiple disciplines and sources for articles, books, theses, dissertations, abstracts, legal documents from a variety of sources including academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories and universities. Explore related works, citations, authors, publications. Locate the full text of works on the web or at local library (subscription databases). Check how often other scholars are citing your works. Create a Google scholar profile listing fields of interest. Save search results to personal Google Scholar library (My Library), add tags to organize collections. Source: ?w=700 </li><li> 33. Ebooks What are Ebooks? - Electronic books consisting of text and images read on electronic devices. Increasing consumer demand for ebooks in public, academic, and special libraries. How Can I Use Ebooks in My Research? Access ebooks to support research in multiple disciplines. Access and download to multiple devices (smartphones, tablets, dedicated e-readers) Amazon Free Ebook collection Feedbooks Google Books Internet Archive Manybooks Project Gutenberg Open Library </li><li> 34. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) What is DOAJ? DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. How Can I Use DOAJ in My Research? Great starting point for all research to locate quality, peer reviewed, open access journals. Immediate access to more than 10,000+ open access journals, 134 countries, repository of 2 million+ articles (includes full-text access) covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities. </li><li> 35. Pinterest What is Pinterest? A virtual, visual-discovery tool that enables users to collect, organize, manage, and share theme-based collections referred to as pinboards. How Can I Use Pinterest in My Research? Showcase research projects with Pinterest network (Pinners)...</li></ol>