Top Ten Links – Week 2

My hand selected best links I shared on Twitter from 1/8/2010 through 1/14/2010 in no particular oder: Just call me Tenzing Norbook, I guess. Toby Greenwalt’s response to Seth Godin’s post about libraries and the discussion that takes place in the comments. 2010: The Only Year of the E-Reader great article from Fast Company on why, despite the awesomeness of many of the new ereaders, they wont … Continue reading Top Ten Links – Week 2

Using Stories

Last week I attended a WebJunction townhall meeting on Tough Economic Times.  I got some good info from it (there are two more coming up if you’re interested). Someone in the meeting said we need to appeal to people’s emotions. It made me start thinking how we can connect with patrons emotionally to demonstrate our worth to the community.  Showing them numbers isn’t enough, we … Continue reading Using Stories

YouTube – not just about your 15 seconds of fame anymore

It looks like YouTube will be partnering with MGM to host some full length films (The Magnificent Seven) and old television programs (American Gladiators).  I didn’t see anything about the quality of the videos, if you visit YouTube regularly you know the quality of uploaded videos is pretty poor, surely the shows will be better.  Maybe if they are willing to play MGM videos at … Continue reading YouTube – not just about your 15 seconds of fame anymore

One more way to use Flickr – videos!

Earlier this month I attended a Mobius conferernce session about vodcasting in libraries.  I came back all inspired and fired up.  I don’t think our patrons are ready for vodcasting yet but that didn’t stop me from making videos.  Even better is was perfect timing for Flickr allowing 90 second videos that are much better quality than YouTube. Our reference staff has been talking about proactive … Continue reading One more way to use Flickr – videos!

SCOM Videos

MRRL now has a Self Checkout Machine (SCOM) and staff made videos to help patrons understand how to use it. I got a hold of them and put them on both MRRL’s Flickr and Youtube accounts. The flickr video is so much clearer, of course we’re paying for a pro account, but I can’t see why we’d bother with YouTube anymore. Am I missing something? … Continue reading SCOM Videos