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Searching 2.0: The state of the reference desk, 2009

  1. 1. Searching 2.0:The state of the reference desk, 2009<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldtasty/312248442/<br />Michael Sauers<br />Technology Innovation Librarian<br />Nebraska Library Commission<br />
  2. 2. What’s the state of your reference collection?<br />
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamabrarian/104824475/<br />How do you organize your resources?<br />
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  10. 10. Is it easy for your usersto contact you?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulgi/283789943/<br />
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  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/storm_gal/353753314/<br />
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  22. 22. Searching for new (and old) content types?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotpolka/1368486413/<br />
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  40. 40. Thanks!<br />Michael SauersTechnology Innovation LibrarianNebraska Library Commission<br />msauers@travelinlibrarian.info<br />http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/<br />

Editor's Notes

  • “Wait. That bookmark is on a different computer.”Not accessible by your patrons
  • StaticNeed to know codeNot easy to managePutting one resource into multiple categories forces duplicationAccessible to users but they can’t participate
  • Database-basedCode problem solved (once it’s all set up)Duplication problem solvedUsers still can’t participate
  • YES!!!!!SocialNo codeTagging (no duplication)Feeds allow users to subscribe to resources (all, certain tags)Users can easily send the library resources for consideration
  • Librarians search, users find.
  • 10/21/2009Real-time Twitter search results coming to Bing & Google
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