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SJCPL Blogs Mentioned in the New York Times



How cool is this? Michael Stephens library was mentioned in the New York Times (login is required)… no, not just his library, but the BLOGS his library has set up!

The article goes on to mention lots of other cool, on-the-edge types of library technology. I thought it’d be fun to list them all out and do a comparison of who is using what the article mentioned… so here we go:

1. ebooks (we have them through netLibrary)
2. Downloadable ebooks (not yet, although we’ve talked about it)
3. Blogs (we have them)
4. Created a “my library account” feature – Richmond Public Library is mentioned, with ways to track favorite books for individuals… wow. (not really – our ILS does some of this)
5. receiving book passages by email and holding discussions on them… (partially through the BookLetters service) (We do use Chapter-A-Day to email book excerpts… does that count?)
6. Chat services (QuestionPoint and tutor.com were mentioned, although they called them IM tools, which they’re not)(we have chat reference)
7. Networked video games (no. But an extremely cool idea.)
8. Wireless hot spots (got em)

OK – so what’s missing from this list? WiKi’s? True IM? Federated searching? What else? Let me know, and I’ll include it.

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  • Anonymous

    *cough* RSS *cough*

    Jenny
    The Shifted Librarian
    But you knew that already

  • Anonymous

    *cough* RSS *cough*

    Jenny
    The Shifted Librarian
    But you knew that already