the future of libraries in the digital age
Added by Aaron Tay on January 29, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments
Say you have a new service or page you want to advertise, what possible places could you put it? As libraries expand their reach online, it's no longer as simple as putting a link on your webpage.
In this post, I'm going to list systematically a dozen locations you could add online, some are directly under the control of your library (e.g. library pages), others are on third party servers that you indirectly control (third party hosted services), others could be totally third…Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on January 29, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments
Recently, I started to realize that our page on the proxy bookmarklet (a bookmark that allows quick access to full text articles via the library's subscription even when the user doesn't use the library portal as a starting point) is extremely popular, despite being burred deep in our current portal design.
For instance it's one of the most shared/liked pages on…Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on January 29, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
Location based services like FourSquare, Gowalla , Loopt enable users to check-in at different venues. For those unfamiliar with the concept, people basically "announce" online that they are currently at a certain location.
They are still not quite main-stream yet, though with Facebook adding Facebook places this might…Continue
Added by Aaron Tay on January 29, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments