I’m gearing up to announce Library Day in the Life Round 9 and I have run into a couple of issues. While I was struggling with them a larger issue occurs to me – should there even be a libday9? So I’m bringing it to the masses. Here are my questions for you
1. Should there be an Libday9?
Social media has changed a lot since the first one in 2008. Are people even still interested in sharing their day and, maybe more importantly, reading about the day of others? The last couple of years the posts have gotten more chronological and, I think, less useful for people looking for information about what a librarian (or library workers) day is like.
2. If yes, what would be a better tool for collecting participants information?
PBworks has changed a lot over the years and the size of the pages for each entry are too big for it. I know I keep get the error messages. It also requires a lot of time from me to approve all the entries, and just do general clean up to make it pretty.
An alternative would allow submissions without approval, and still allow for some of the data about countries, type of library etc.
3. Is there a way to collection the tweets?
Resources like Whatthehashtag or TwapperKeeper no longer exist so it is almost impossible for me to capure tweets the way I have in the past. While there are over 300 people signed up on the wiki from Round 8, there were about a 1,000 participating on Twitter. Again capture the tweets was part of what made libday useful, to me at least.
So there it is – leave a comment and let me know what you think and please offer suggestions for alternatives to the wiki.