I did it! I was able to take all of the library's notifications and put them into twitter.

I set up our twitter account at http://twitter.com/cglibrary

Then I dumped all of the library's rss feeds into http://www.rss2twitter.com

Now everytime the library has an update, a library event, a new book or video, or new newsletter, it goes automatically to twitter. If the content is too long for the message, it automatically creates a tiny url. Like this:

Reading comprehension success in 20 minutes a day. : http://tinyurl.com/2nsvf9

Now I just need to customize the feeds a bit for different users, but I was amazed at how easy it was to set it up. I don't know how many users will subscribe to it, but the functionality is there. I bet the more I can customize it, the more people will subscribe since it will not be an overwhelming amount of content. Its amazing how many free things there are out there that provide great service!

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Comment by Jeff Scott on April 24, 2007 at 10:15am
Wow, I guess if it has not proliferated that much twitter is an afterthought. I am worried even here about putting too much content in it as I don't want to run up everyone's phone bill.
Comment by Nathan Curd on April 23, 2007 at 11:56pm
Nicely done - I showed this to our Public relations officer - I don't think she quite got the concept. (The freakishly high Mobile and Internet pricing in New Zealand has not inspired too many people to take Twitter seriously)

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