Daily Archives: November 25, 2005

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5 Suggestions for Upgrading to Library 2.0 (or Some Easy Steps to Get Started…Really)

Please think seriously about internally blogging the plans/meetings/notes/minutes for any BIG PROJECT that is in the planning stages. This is simple buy-in as well as a way to test the waters of social software. It will keep your staff informed every step of the way. Ask for comments as well and look to start conversations. I can’t tell you how important it is to give the staff a means to talk and that it’s okay to spend some time doing so. Then, move to external blogs for various services and users. Bring together some of your newer librarians with the […]

iTunes Sharing Marketing the Collection

A few of the shared libraries that pop up at SJCPL! Bruce Connoly has an article in the new Computers in Libraries that presents an incredible idea: use iTunes built in sharing capaibilty to share music with library users! Connoly discovers other folks music librraies showing up when he opens iTunes. His thinking, sparked by the recent EDUCAUSE conference and Joan Lippincott’s article on serving Net Gen users, leads to this: We started by creating a playlist called “Schaffer Library – New Music” consisting of about 2 dozen songs. We used complete songs, not samples. Generally, we included no more […]