In my haste to post yesterday about Participatory Librarianship I neglected to mention some of its characteristics. According to what I watched yesterday by David Lankes they are:
- Collection of services (acess to the collection)
- Allow for user supplied organization (tags and more)
- provide the means for users to reorder and restructure information in a way that makes sense to them
- Provides tools for content creation
- allow users to build on original content, make derivitaves and add new content
- Provides conversation that match the norms of the community
- have space available for users to communicate
- our system needs to let them converse about what they find
- Go where the conversation is
He explaines these very well in his video and I tried to take notes but I couldn’t really keep up. I will watch it again. There is so much to learn!
Now I’m listening to a lecture he gave at the Free Library of Philadelphia (I think) that is part of the Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit.