The library community is highly networked. Particular segments of the library community are more strongly networked. They talk a lot, go to conferences, read the same publications, email, and so on. I wonder are the theses of the Cluetrain Manifesto more applicable to such a community than to some others? See the 96 theses on the Cluetrain website. An example: “12. There are no secrets. The networked market knows more than companies do about their own products. And whether the news is good or bad, they tell everyone.”
Calgary Central Library: combining intimacy and civic statement
The Calgary central library was on first impression the finest public building I have been in for years.
Lorcan 3 min read
The decentered library network presence
The library does not have a singular network presence. There may be a main website, but the library also syndicates its presence to other venues (e.g. RSS), has unbundled to social sites (e.g. Facebook), and sources activity in the cloud (e.g. LibGuides).
Lorcan 5 min read
Full library discovery
The collection remains central to the library experience. However, as library services evolve beyond the collection so it makes sense for discovery services to represent more of what the library does and can provide - to move from 'full collection discovery' to 'full library discovery.'
Lorcan 4 min read