A recent report conducted by MMS Education reveals that librarians use social networking more than other educators.
Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report
From a linguistic search technique to Wikipedia’s questionable coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the latest online resources selected by Gary Price, industry analyst librarian and editor of LJ’s INFOdocket (@INFOdocket).
Educational consultant Linda W. Braun cites the hottest applications and how to use them to engage teens.
Recently released apps from ChiliFresh and SirsiDynix allow library OPACs and Facebook to play nice together. Both apps integrate OPAC functionality into library Facebook pages, enabling patrons to search the catalog, place holds, log into their accounts, and pay fines — all from within Facebook.
From School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books and The Hunger Games to the latest on ebooks—they giveth Harry Potter and they taketh away—a lot went on this week.
Q&A: SirsiDynix CEO Bill Davison on Social Networking, Self-service, Mashups, and Ebooks in Libraries
At LJ’s Virtual Tech Summit, “Power to the Patron: From Systems to Services,” held on December 8, librarians and tech experts took on an array of topics facing libraries, including social networking, self-service, mashups using application programming interfaces (APIs), and the future of integrated library systems (ILSs). Library automation company SirsiDynix was a platinum sponsor of the summit, and LJ asked its CEO, Bill Davison, to weigh in on the issues.
An analysis of the Facebook pages of 20 U.S. academic libraries shows that the pages are not very effective in marketing the library to students and faculty.
Facebook’s founder admits “we’ve made a bunch of mistakes,” as the social networking service agrees to settle an eight-count privacy complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission.
Google’s popular social networking site, Google+, was launched in June of this year, and has since built up a membership of more than 40 million users. But only earlier this month did Google begin allowing organizations, and not just individuals, to create their own pages on the site.
“When we started,” Zuckerberg explained, “the vocabulary was really limited. You could only express a small number of things, like who you were friends with. Then last year, when we introduced the Open Graph, we added nouns, so you could like anything that you wanted.”