Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The final chapter

Well I think the Library has progressed somewhat when it comes to engaging online. Probably because of all the people doing this course! Social networking - getting the Library and all that we offer out onto Facebook or MySpace is a great idea - again it comes down to resourcing: it will have to be someone's responsibility to make sure it is kept fresh and relevant. It would be good to be able to invite our clients to be our friend and build up that support community online.

Twitter is another tool we could make use of too - for different purposes - our digitisation work for example.

Lots and lots we can do - our only limitation is the usual - time.

Online applications and tools

I believe online applications and tools may have limited use when the collaboration is internal to the Library. Our shared drives/documents can achieve this purpose. However, when we are working with colleagues outside the library, these tools come in to their own. The NSLA collaborative projects are a great example of this. Organising a teleconference timeslot, we were all directed to doodle to nominate our available times on a calendar. Worked brilliantly! As I am working on more and more cross-agency projects, the potential for the sharing of documents is great. What fun! :-)