Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Web 2.0 as catalyst for reaching out to users
Want some quick ideas on how to connect subject information to our students?
Norah Xiao has written an excellent article "Web 2.0 as catalyst :virtually reaching out to users and connecting them to Library resources and services" in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. "
She says :
"This article is based on services to library users in the area of chemistry at the Science and Engineering (S&E) Library of the University of Southern California (USC), to which I applied various new technologies as outreach approaches. Various Web 2.0 technologies such as a blog, tags, YouTube, RSS feeds, Instant Messaging, online presentation and e-surveys have been selected to overcome challenges in the current library framework and to enhance the effectiveness of the approaches. These Web 2.0 technologies function as catalysts which help lower human barriers between my users and me, enable me to reach my users virtually, and attract users to resources from the library as well as various services I provided."
Pic is of a fantastic cake shop I saw in Brompton Road, London last Friday. Proves we can make cakes in the UK.