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We are exploring various options such as Addthis.com and based on that exploration may decide to
participate in several others. This widget creates a button on our Web pages. Users can click on this button to
add our Web pages to their own bookmark sites such as Digg, Del.icio.us, Facebook, Reddit, etc.
Text Messaging
The Science Library is using it to announce news items and library workshops.
Text Messaging
Not yet implemented.
Google Maps - Environmental Health Resources for the California Wildfires
Environmental Health Resources for the California Wildfires in Google Maps was created as an experiment
to see how we could develop “just in time” information using publicly available software. After seeing two
Google Maps created by two news organizations in San Diego and Los Angeles, we decided to create an
“overlay” for those maps that contained information on health. We included in our map links to videos and
news articles about health issues with the wildfires, TRI and Superfund locations, and links to ToxMap and
locations of hospitals and health centers. The map was never made public. Google Maps are currently used
on ToxMap for navigation, not as social software.
The libraries use SharePoint for document sharing, shared calendars, shared bookmarking, and other
Using JIRA, an issue-tracker, for internal documentation of project development. Also occasionally using
Blackboard (CMS) for encouraging student collaboration with librarians. Worldcat Selection tool for
networking within the library. Refshare for encouraging patrons to share citations.
Online Welcomes and Tutorials
This is not a specific example of social software, but is another way to reach out to users in the virtual world.
We have a number of librarians who use Camtasia and WebCams to create online welcomes and tutorials.
Use of these tools is very popular, and have helped librarians reach out very effectively to users they might
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