Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm back!

A year has passed, or is it more? Finally getting back into the Web 2.0.... Haven't neglected it altogether - have jumped ahead a little and been using LibraryThing to catalogue my collection of books.

Have spent this afternoon looking at RSS feeds. My initial reaction was that there is a lot of rubbish out there, but with some more targeted searching I have found a few other Library blogs that relate well to the State Library and our work. A good one from National Library of NZ, the Library of Congress of course, and the National Library.  I like the idea of having one spot to check - and being able to see quickly what has been updated.

We are now blogging for the Holtermann Collection Digitisation Project - I think I will add that one to my blog. In addition to the erecords and the heritage gallery blogs, these are good examples of the Library communicating more directly with the public, and in the case of erecords and Holtermann, keeping interested parties up to date - the government who funded erecords, and the sponsors who support the Holtermann project.