Take a look at Ann Arbor

November 8, 2006 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A quick memo to myself….take a look at the website for Ann Arbor Public Library–apparently they use an RSS feed thingy as the basis for the whole shebang (or most of it). Very cool way to keep current events up on the front page.

Mappr in the library?

November 1, 2006 at 5:45 pm | Posted in 2.0, browsing, flickr, mappr, OPAC, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Just recently discovered the Charlotte public library’s Learning 2.0 site, and, though that, Mappr. My first thought about the latter is: could you re-work this to be a map of the library and let people look at the “geography” of the stacks and see images of book covers? Ooh ooh ooh? You could also do “human-interest” pictures of people in the reading room/computer lab/front desk/whatever, but if you could engineer it so it’s like browsing the stacks….hmm.

Are there any downsides to telling people exactly where certain materials are? Would it be a bad idea (for security purposes) to do this for materials kept, say, in the newspaper microfilm area? Would you have to re-do it every time there is a major shift?

 

 

where the heck did this blockquote graphic come from?

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