Category Archives: library 2.0

And we launched Twitter today from the basement

Today was the day I sent out the e-mail memo from my cubical in the basement of a university building  to all the Dynamic Digital Signage administrators and users at a higher ed institution located in a largish Minnesota metropolitan city that has an East Bank, a West Bank and a Saint Paul.  Approximately….well….several people received the email explaining to them why the department is using Twitter and why they should too.  I understand it may take some time to catch on, but by the “end of the work day” today, five clients are following us.

I am kind of really excited about this.

 

To be blown away by the  CTS Dynamic Digital Signage Twitter AWESOMENESS click here

 

Libraries too could benefit from this new, now almost mainstream technology….Branding at it’s finest, some may say.

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DDS on Twitter

So….

For months I have been talking about Twitter in the office I work at  located in a basement in the center of Minneapolis on the East Bank of a campus.

and….

today …..

together with my Dynamic Digital Signagepartners in crime Eric and Jade, we totally set up a Twitter account.  We will be using the HOTTEST social networking site for FAQs, Tips, marketing, etc, etc, etc.  Essentially, creating a dialogue with and amongst our clients as well as…well,  having a presence.  Its all about branding, someone somewhere once said.

 

Stay tuned

 

 

Now,

if that other place I worked at would jump on this wagon, all would be good.

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podcast @ your library

How great would it be if all of the amazing events that were held at your library were recorded and could be found on the library website.  Awesome, I know.   Even if patrons were unable to attend the event, they would still be able to benefit from the event.  Wait, what if you could even keep track of the hits the video or audio recording  received, what if you could add that to your numbers of those in attendance?

A few libraries that are podcasting:

Free Library of Philidelphia

Denver Public Library

Seattle Public Library

Not sure how to get started podcasting your library events?  The Librarian in Black has some great materials she is willing to share with you, obviously some credit will need to be given.

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Embrace 2.0

If someone came up to me and said:  Hey, we don’t have any money, but we really need to boost the library’s presence and image.  Do you have any ideas?

I would say:

tweet

 

 

andflickr

 

 

examples of libraries using Twitter: Hennipen County Library, Danbury Library and DC Public Library

 

examples of libraies using Flickr:   Lester Public Library,  Cape May County Library  and Hennepin County Library

This one thinks libraries need to be where our users are. 

 

Why not?

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Artist of the Week

I have recently been following MOMA on Twitter.  I really love what several art museums are doing with Twitter.  I hope that libraries catch on to the amazingness that  Twitter can bring.

Anyway… last week MOMA tweeted about artist Debra Hamptonwho is also on Twitter.  OMG, can you believe it?  I am fairly certain the world will never be the same now that Twitter has infiltrated and is broadening the world’s scope or at least my scope.

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Debra Hampton’s website

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Street Art Locator

I recently became “friends” with Village Savant on Twitter.  This morning they posted a link to one of the most amazing blogs/websites I have seen in a while, Street Art Locator.     Street Art Locator is one of the best and most amazing examples of web 2.0 mash-ups I have seen.  The image below is a Google map displaying street art across the globe.  

So you know what that means…..Everytime I see street art from now on, I can go to Street Art Locator    upload the location and image and awesomeness is observed by all.

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P.S. I am fairly certain mash-ups are being integrated into library web-sites as we speak.  

 

This  street art video is so totally rad.  Hold on to your seat.  Seriously.

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The Librarian, hotter than hawt

So, I read Stephen’s Lighthouse, Stephen Abram’s blog and he recently used the clip below to show how far information management  has come over the years.   I think I also saw this film when I was at IFLA in August. 

P.S. if you ever get the chance to hear Abram’s speak, I highly suggest it.  I am a fan of a professional who curses.  Just sayin.  Cursing to make an impact, works for me

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