eBook UContent: The Information Professional’s Guide to User-Generated Content, 1st Edition

  • Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo
  • Published By: Information Today
  • ISBN-10: 1573878820
  • ISBN-13: 9781573878821
  • DDC: 006.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Have you ever reviewed a book at Amazon.com? Uploaded a photo to Flickr? Commented on a blog posting? Used tags to describe or access information? If you have, you’ve contributed user-generated content to the web. But while many librarians and information professionals have accepted their roles as creators and managers of user-generated content (UContent), many have not. This comprehensive text considers the reasons behind UContent’s wild popularity and makes strong arguments for cultivating it. While describing his own UContent experiences, the author has prepared a well researched book that serves as an overview, a status report, a primer, and a prognostication. The chapters are full of examples, insights, tips, and illustrations designed to help you process, administer, and enjoy the UContent phenomenon.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Website.
1: The Evolution of UContent.
2: Project Gutenberg.
3: Blogs.
4: Wikis.
5: Podcasts, Slideshows, Screencasts, and Video.
6: Facebook.
7: Online Reviews of Products and Services.
8: Self-Publishing.
9: Citizen Journalism.
10: Tagging, Folksonomies, and Social Bookmarking.
11: Custom Search Engines.
12: Cybercartography.
13: Yahoo! Pipes.
14: Flickr.
About the Author.