Sunday, October 12, 2008

Social networking and libraries

It is interesting to see how some (but not many, yet) libraries have realised the possibilities of the powerful social network that is Myspace. Embracing this technology will be critical to the survival of the library. Outreach programmes specially developed to engage young people on their own turf is very smart. However they must be maintained in a timely and relevant way otherwise libraries will soon be seen as nerdish and out of date. I enjoyed the article by Beth Evans.

Myspace and others like it are great vehicles for creating online communities for professional development. No one need feel isolated.

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