Caryn’s 23 things – and then some

Racing into Library 2.0 with LOL and others

Encounter with Technorati

For some reason, I’ve been stuck on the Technorati “thing.”  I’ve been in kind of a loop, where I read the item, go to Technorati, follow some of the directions, then wander off.  I think I’m going to declare myself as familiar with it as I’m going to get right now, and move on to the next thing!  I’ll see about answering their questions, anyway, before I abandon it.

Reflections: Localize your learnings

  • What value-add does a tool like Technorati offer your library?
  • Does the ability to monitor people’s conversations and the tags people are applying to their content offer additional research portals for your products and services?
  • How could you incorporate information Technorati offers into the research delivered to your users?
  • How would you maintain authority and reliability of information pulled from this resource?

Well, I think I see the problem.  None of these questions really have any applicability to my library.  Here at the Patent Office, we want the *oldest* information, not the newest!  What’s posted in the blogs might be useful to us eventually, and the tagging and all will probably help at that point, but as of now, it’s not the most useful thing I see about Web 2.0.

October 8, 2008 - Posted by | SLA 23 things, Uncategorized

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