Monday, March 9, 2009

TCCL Library Thing #15

For the Discovery Exercise for Library Thing #15 I read the articles referring to Library 2.0. I realized immediately that TCCL is implementing many of the suggestions cited such as having AskIt text users when that is their “preferred environment” and offers online chats. The Media Center has actively been enhancing their digital collection and the Children’s department is exploring types of ebooks to add to their collection. TCCLS’s Online list of electronic databases is constantly being reviewed and updated. Our Catalog encourages customers to share personal lists with other readers, has instructions for adding World Cat to their mobile phones, finding feeds, and where to locate items in libraries nearby. All types of Blogs are available. We Wikki. I think the Openworldcat Project is particularly exciting and feel certain that joint catalogs will be seen more and more, especially in the academic area. Definitely dynamic change and exchange is where Libraries are heading. I appreciate that our Technical Committee is encouraging staff to become familiar with 2.0 by offering Con Ed credit plus neat prizes. Also appreciate the frequent material updates from the Research Library in particular. And found today's Unshelved cartoon particularly timely. Check it out. larnett
Unshelved for Monday, March 09, 2009 by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum

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