(Bold is mine for emphasis!)
Library Circulation Surpasses 3 Million
Last year we announced that items circulated during the 2003-04 year passed the 2 million mark. This year, we circulated just over 3 million items. This new circulation record represents a 33% increase and the highest annual percentage of increase in the Library’s history.
In my book, David King is at the top of the heap for all things related to the creation of user-centered, usable, friendly and, yes, HOT library web sites..here’s his review of AADL:
He’s fair..and he points out some strengths and weaknesses… AND awards cups of coffee! Thanks David…
Most interesting bit to me:
“Hopefully, more people will become hip to the fact that many library services, not only databases, are accessible without having to go to the library building.” Gary Price
I like this statement for a couple of reasons:
We really need to shift our thinking from our physical libraries. [...]
Here’s a great list in response to my own:
Rock On Librarian in Black – these are effective steps EVERY LIBRARY should be taking!
Includes built in Skype capability and more! Sadly, no version yet for my Mac!
At IOLUG, Glenn peterson was the keynoter. He spoke about hos Hennepin Co. PL updated, improved and planned their web presence. Some of his cool points:
The Web Team had lots of support from library administration – realizing it is a very important service to users!
HCPL has 5.3 million visitis to Web site [...]
http://www.tametheweb.com/page11/files/IOLUGMay05Stephens.pdf My talk Friday afternoon was about marketing library services via the web — creating effective PRESENCE — so here are ten methods to enhance your library’s place in the community: online and in person. These are steps you can take to reach your users – wherever they are – using some new technologies as [...]
Never miss a chance to promote your library and its services — even if you happen to be undressed! At the gym this am, a fellow asked me about wifi at SJCPL. I was glad to give him some info, invite him to any location to try it out and praised his use of a [...]
OH! How cool are these Ten Things that Dave King pointed to before the Holidays.
Libraries really need to get a grip on some of these collaborative tools: IM, RSS, Wikis, etc!
But, Michael, you say, how can I get started? What can I do at my small to medium-sized library about all this [...]