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Harnessing New Library Technologies

  1. 1. Using New Web Technologies to Promote Todays Modern Library<br />Presented By: Erin Cataldi<br />
  2. 2. Harnessing Technology<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />YouTube<br />Blogs<br />Four Square<br />
  3. 3. Facebook Potential<br />More than 750 million active users <br />50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day <br />People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook<br />Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events <br />
  4. 4. Library Facebook pages have the potential to reach thousands more patrons and to promote materials and programs.<br />
  5. 5. Thousands of libraries have embraced Facebook. Yours should too!<br />
  6. 6. Twitter Potential<br />•140 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, in the last month.<br />•572,000. Number of new Twitter accounts created on March 12, 2011. <br />•460,000. Average number of new Twitter accounts per day over the last month. <br />
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  8. 8. How Tweet It Is!: Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive<br />Every public tweet, ever, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library of Congress. That’s a LOT of tweets, by the way: Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day, with the total numbering in the billions.<br />
  9. 9. The Future of Libraries<br />

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