One of the recurrent themes of this blog has been the work done by libraries to put more of their services in the flow of their users’ working, learning and research behaviors.
In this context, I was pleased to see the work by my colleagues on implementing Worldcat searches in Twitter.
Mike Teets provides fuller details; this is just a pointer.
A tweet of the form:
The result can be limited to a particular Worldcat Local by using a hashtag based on the institution name in that WC Local. Here is an example using Worldcat Local at Ohio State (https://osu.worldcat.org/). Note also the alternative syntax: both @ask4stuff and #ask4stuff will work.
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).