Can Surrey turn our library projects into something mobile

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Can Surrey turn our library projects into something mobile

  1. 1. Can Surrey Turn Our Library ProjectsInto “Something Mobile?” Gary Green Technical Librarian SCC Libraries gary.green@surreycc.gov.uk
  2. 2. Project 1: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee• Focus – Jubilee events (June 2012+) – Queen Elizabeth II’s reign – Visits Queen has made to Surrey• Purpose – Provide info about Jubilee events Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – Promote our resources via a theme – Highlight unknown resources
  3. 3. Project 1: What Are We Doing?• Promote our resources & Jubilee events via – Our Website – Our catalogue (themed lists of stock) – Twitter – Facebook – Online interactive timeline (Tiki-Toki.com)
  4. 4. Project 2: Guildford Book Festival• Focus – Guildford Book Festival (Oct 2012) – Local authors – Guildford’s literary heritage Colin Smith/Geograph Project• Purpose – Partnership (we don’t run festival) – Promote Surrey’s literary heritage – Promote Guildford Book Festival – Promote Library Service & resources
  5. 5. Project 2: What Are We Doing?• Promote related resources & Book Festival via – Twitter – Facebook – Digital screens in libraries – Literary map of Guildford & surrounding areas
  6. 6. Can Surrey Turn Our Library Projects Into “Something Mobile?”• What info could we use?• Is it worth pursuing this idea?• How? – Map? – Location based? – Condensed info on the move? – Other?• Things to bear in mind? Arthur Rackham
  7. 7. Your ideas welcomed Gary Green Technical Librarian SCC Libraries gary.green@surreycc.gov.uk

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