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New LITA Webinar: Social Networking the Catalog

LITA is pleased to announce the availability of a new webinar, “Social Networking the Catalog: Community Based Approaches to Building Catalogs and Collections,” presented by Margaret Heller (Dominican University) and held June 7, 11:00 am – Noon CDT. This presentation will introduce the Read/Write Library Chicago, a new model for libraries that exists to illuminate and create connections between people, materials, and institutions in the city of Chicago. Participants will learn about new trends and features in social reading and cataloging, social library catalogs and integrated library systems, and crowdsourcing platforms. The catalog builds a social network, and the social network in turn builds the catalog. We love the read/write internet. It’s time to create the read/write library, where everyone has a voice in the collections, catalog, programming, and mission. This model is extensible to more conventional libraries through a multitude of tools and approaches that are already widely used.

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