Monday, May 11, 2009

RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are amazing! It is great to be able to keep up with whatever sites you are interested in just by logging into the one site. It makes looking at several sites much quicker and easier because all the updated information is already there for you. I selected a few sites on some of the subjects which I am interested about. I think using RSS feeds could become part of keeping up to date with certain subjects to do with your job as it is really quick and easy to use. The John Oxley Library blog is really good. It has lots of interesting information on it and it is set out quite well. Also the Exhibitions blog and the Summer Reading Club blog are quite good. I think Libraries could take advantage of this technology by using it to get more people to take notice of what is going on in the Library.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Social Networking

I have never been onto any sites like Facebook, Twitter or Bebo until today. It is amazing what you can do! I have just joined up with Bebo and don't know half of what it can do. It has such potential use for libraries all over the world. Just think of chatting with another library on the other side of the world. You could search their catalogue and ask questions about their library. All the young and old people who use sites like Facebook and Bebo could have access to your library profile and learn about what you have on in your library. They could learn about all the services that are available in your library and it would encourage them to visit your library. You would be able to find out what books, DVDs, and magazines the young people are wanting in your library and be able to better fill that need.