Plymouth Libraries and Web2.0

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Plymouth Libraries and Web2.0

  1. 1. Plymouth Libraries and Web 2.0 Claire Back Information Services Librarian Plymouth Libraries
  2. 2. “ It’s easier to say sorry than ask for permission”
  3. 3. Joined July 2006 Over 1,500 images uploaded 116,884 views
  4. 4. Christmas 2006 – Montrose Library, California Christmas 2007 – Plymouth Libraries Christmas 2007 - Carlson Library, University of Rochester, New York
  5. 5. Bookstart Bear gets everywhere
  6. 6. Bookstart Bear’s Blog Launched June 2008 for the National Year of Reading Aimed at Under 5s and their families Averages 100 views per week
  7. 7. Competitions Book reviews Library announcements Library events
  8. 8. Twitter On Twitter since May 09 354 followers
  9. 10. Some things to consider Time – content needs to be updated frequently Policies – have these in place before you start Promotion doesn’t just happen Convincing staff and managers Reliant on goodwill of staff – e.g. using own equipment Filters – web and email Be prepared to read bad things about your library/organisation
  10. 11. netvibes.com/plymouthlibraries
  11. 12. Thanks for listening Claire Back [email_address] @calire http://www.slideshare.net/c_l_b

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